Plant Sciences Banquet 2008

 

 

 

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Photo, left to right: Amanda Hayes, Bridget Meiring, Kara Riggs, Laura Bruner, Kate Gearhart, Nick Weidenbenner, Jessica Schafer, Amber Hoffstetter, and Erica Stone.  Not pictured, Bryan Reeb.  Landon Rhodes presenting awards, far right.  Plant Sciences Banquet, May 21, 2008, Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, Columbus.


Our Plant Health Management majors were recognized for outstanding accomplishments during the past year by Dr. Landon Rhodes, Undergraduate Studies Chair:

Laura Bruner - Honors student, Plant Protection Scholarship for 2008-2009; Ambassador for the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Ohio Soybean Council Foundation Scholarship; summer internship and honors thesis with Dr. Erich Grotewold in the Department of Plant Cellular and Molecular Biology; Undergraduate University Research Scholarship; Dean's List Autumn 2007 and Winter 2008; Fulton County Pork Producers Scholarship; Women's Leadership in Agriculture Scholarship; study abroad in Brazil with Alpha Zeta Honor Society; study abroad in the Czech Republic, Summer 2008.

Kate Gearhart - Plant Protection Scholarship for 2008-2009; Ohio Soybean Council Foundation Scholarship; Dean's List, Autumn 2007 and Winter 2008; PHARM secretary this year and re-elected for 2008-2009; completed 2007 summer internship with Crop Production Services; previous work experience with Dr. Anne Dorrance; summer 2008 internship with Monsanto.

Amanda Hayes - Honors student, Plant Protection Scholarship for 2008-2009; First place, CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum; 2008 CFAES Undergraduate University Research Scholarship and grant; honored in 2008 President's Salute to Undergraduate Academic Achievement; OARDC Director's Undergraduate Research Award; honors thesis with Dr. Dennis Lewandowski; research poster presentation at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum at Ohio State; Garden Club of Ohio scholarship.

Amber Hoffstetter - Dean's List in Autumn 2008; student assistant in Dr. Pierluigi Bonello's laboratory this spring; active in PHARM activities and will serve as PHARM's special events coordinator next year; will return home for the summer to Kinsman, Ohio, to work on a 4-H animal science project.

Bridget Meiring - graduating senior; Deans List Winter 2008; recognized for outstanding work in the C. Wayne Ellett Plant Pest and Disease Diagnostic Clinic.

Bryan Reeb - graduating senior from Ashville, Ohio; Dean's List Winter 2008; recognized for outstanding work on soybean rust sentinel project last summer with Dr. Anne Dorrance.

Kara Riggs - Plant Protection Scholarship for 2008-2009; Ohio Soybean Council Foundation Scholarship; study abroad in Brazil with Alpha Zeta Honor Society; 2007 internship with Dr. Oliver Yu at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis; PHARM president for 2008-2009; 2008 Summer Research Internship in Plant Pathology; will present a poster at the American Phytopathological Society Centennial Meeting, July 26-30, Minneapolis.

Jessica Schafer - Plant Protection Scholarship for 2008-2009; Dean's List Winter 2008; served as treasurer of PHARM and re-elected to post for 2008-2009; has embarked on work with Dr. Dennis Lewandowski in ornamental pathology; 2008 Summer Research Internship in Plant Pathology with Dr. Lewandowski.

Erica Stone - graduating senior; completed internship at Franklin Park Conservatory; completed undergraduate research experience with Dr. Brian McSpadden Gardener, paper from this work has been submitted for publication with Erica as second author.

Nick Weidenbenner - Honors student; Plant Protection Scholarship for 2008-2009; 2008 CFAES Undergraduate University Research Scholarship and grant; honors thesis with Dr. Pierluigi Bonello; research poster presentations at the CFAES Undergraduate Forum and the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum at Ohio State; Dean's List Autumn 2007; served as PHARM president and will serve as vice-president for 2008-2009;  will spend the the summer 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota, in a missionary training program.