AMES, Iowa – The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will honor graduates with special awards and recognition at the college's convocation event on May 7 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Hilton Coliseum.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Council has recognized five peers with special awards to be showcased before the convocation. The award winners include:
Alissa Campbell received the Academic Achievement Award. Campbell, from Johnston, Iowa, is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology. The award recognizes a student for their cumulative GPA, scholarships, honors and number of semesters on the Dean’s List. Campbell plans to attend Harvard Medical School.
Hannah Darr received the Distinguished Service Award. Darr is from Indianola, Iowa and is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in global resource systems. The award recognizes Darr’s work in Africa, where she identified the strengths of childhood and maternal nutrition programs in rural Uganda.
Alexandra Ferguson received the Outstanding Ambassador of Agriculture Award. Ferguson is from New Sharon, Iowa and is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in agronomy. The award is given to a student showing exceptional effort in building connections between the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the community.
Matt Kerns received the Outstanding Senior Award. Kerns is from Clearfield, Iowa and is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. He will finish a master’s of business degree in December. Kerns served as president of both the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Council and Alpha Gamma Rho. He also is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council and the Animal Science Undergraduate Advisory Committee.
Drew Mogler received the Leadership Excellence Award. Mogler is from Lester, Iowa and is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business. The award is given to a graduating senior based on involvement within clubs and organizations while at Iowa State.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Convocation is held as a separate event from the official Iowa State University commencement ceremony. The convocation allows students and guests a more individualized celebration of their achievements.
For more about the award winners go to: http://bit.ly/1NiF9nx