SWOSU Students Win Awards at Biology Banquet

Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Department of Biological Sciences recently held its annual honors banquet on the Weatherford campus. Scholarships and awards were presented to outstanding biology students at the end-of-year ceremony. Among those receiving awards were

Brooke Rankin, Randi Reyes, Bailee Fehring
(from left):  Brooke Rankin, Elgin, Academic Recognition (Summa Cum Laude), Tri-Beta Initiate, first place research poster at the Southcentral Regional Tri-Beta Convention; Randi Reyes, Cache, Tri-Beta Initiate; Bailee Fehring, Sterling, Academic Recognition and Mary Miller Memorial Scholarship; and Maybree Rittenhouse, Academic Recognition (Magna Cum Laude), Audubon Henry Neff Pre-Professional Award, accepted to Oklahoma State University of Osteopathic Medicine.
Ton That, Allison Statton, Amy Hofeld, Megan Do
(from left):  William  Ton That, Oklahoma City (Westmoore), Tri-Beta Initiate; Allison Statton, Oklahoma City (Putnam City North), Academic Recognition (Cum Laude), Biology Club Vice President, Tri-Beta Outstanding Senior Biology Student, accepted to graduate school at Ohio State University; Amy Hofeld, Oklahoma City (Epic Charter), CAS Dean’s Scholarship, summer internship with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife and Conservation; and Megan Do, Moore, Arthur Shuck Outstanding Freshman Student.
Alina Shrestha, Ashna Dhoomoon, Hobart Landreth, Jennifer Staggs
(from left):  Alina Shrestha, Weatherford, International/out of state Student Scholarship; Ashna Dhoomoon, Weatherford, Academic Recognition (Summa Cum Laude), first place research poster at the Southcentral Regional Tri-Beta Convention, Hobart Landreth Research Award and accepted to graduate school at Penn State University; and Jennifer Staggs, Weatherford, John M. and Shirley Huser Scholarship.
Devin Widick, Skylar Mills, Jaden Brown
(from left):  Devin Widick, Woodward (Fargo), Tri-Beta Initiate, second place research poster at the Southcentral Regional Tri-Beta Convention; Skylar Mills, Beaver, James Brown Memorial Scholarship and summer internship with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife and Conservation; and Jaden Brown, Boise City, Madge Lenz Jordan Scholarship.
Chelsea Miller, Rebecca Shanklin, Megan Whorton
(from left):  Chelsea Miller, Yukon, first place research poster at the Southcentral Regional Tri-Beta Convention; Rebecca Shanklin, Calumet, Otis King Memorial Scholarship; and Megan Whorton, Yukon, Tri-Beta Initiate and Biology Club Historian.
Rachel Lamar, Kelsie Rennels, Lindsey Hendricks
(from left):  Rachel Lamar, Elk City, F.K. (Skeet) Carney & Dr. Henry Kirkland Jr. Scholarship; Kelsie Rennels, Custer City, Dr. Harry Henson Memorial Scholarship; and Lindsey Hendricks, Cordell, Cum Laude, Biology Club President and Bill Seibert Student Service Award.
Jay Garber
Jay Garber, of Grove, Tri-Beta Initiate, second place oral research presentation at the Southcentral Regional Tri-Beta Convention, summer internship with OK-INBRE and Ryan Peters Memorial Scholarship.
Gustavo Martinez
Gustavo Martinez, Altus, Biology Club Secretary/Treasurer, Academic Recognition (Cum Laude), Tri-Beta Outstanding Senior Biology Student and accepted into the Oklahoma University Physical Therapy Program.
Perri McGill
Perri McGill of Marietta, Academic Recognition.
Elizabeth Hicks
Elizabeth Hicks, Tulsa, Ottis and Buena Ballard Memorial Scholarship.