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Ogden College honors top students

WKU’s Ogden College of Science and Engineering recognized its outstanding students April 19.

This year’s award recipients include the following (listed by department):

Agriculture: Diana Edlin of Vevay, Ind., Outstanding Graduate Student; Rhonda Walker of Bowling Green, Ky., Outstanding Senior; Adam Thomas of Alvaton, Ky., Outstanding Senior and Outstanding Animal Science Student; Alex Seaton of Caneyville, Ky., Outstanding Agronomy Student; Ashley Pardue of Scottsville, Ky., Outstanding Agricultural Business Student; John Hurley of Richland, Ind., Outstanding Agricultural Education Student; Kristin Goodlin of Columbia, Ky., Outstanding Horticulture Student; Wes Mobley of Maceo, Ky., Outstanding Turfgrass Management Student.

Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences: Travis John Mattingly of Loretto, Ky., Outstanding Graduate Student in Technology Management; Kristin N. Wallace of Shepherdsville, Ky., Outstanding Senior in Architectural Sciences; Wes Simpson of Glasgow, Ky., Outstanding Student in Construction Management; Cynthia Phillips of Franklin, Ky., Outstanding Senior in Industrial Vocational Education; Landon Wray of Glasgow, Ky., Outstanding Senior in Manufacturing Management; Josh D. Ferriell of Bowling Green, Ky., Outstanding Senior in Technology Management.

Biology: Maria Clara Figueirinhas of Lisboa, Portugal, Outstanding Biology Graduate Student; Cabrina Hamilton of Springfield, Ky., Outstanding Biology Student; Joseph Chavarria-Smith of Belton, Ky., Outstanding Biotechnology Center Student; Aaron Hulsey of Smiths Grove, Ky., Outstanding Biodiversity Center Student; Danielle Racke of Greenwood, Ind., Dillard/Hoyt Graduate Scholarship; Joseph Marquardt of Bartlett, Tenn., Larry N. Gleason Scholarship Award; Kourtney Gentry of Columbia, Ky., L.Y. Lancaster Award; Tyler Allen of Liberty, Ky., Dr. Dan Skean Award for Outstanding Microbiology Student; Margaret Mahan of Bowling Green, Ky., Outstanding Biology Teaching Assistant.

Chemistry: Jacob Vervynckt of Plymouth, Ind., Outstanding Chemistry Major Award; Rebekka Lively of Goodlettsville, Tenn., Outstanding Graduating Senior in Chemistry Award; Brian Scott of Owensboro, Ky., Outstanding Graduate Student in Chemistry and C.P. McNally Graduate Scholarship; Christopher Snyder of Owensboro, Ky., Outstanding Chemistry in Education Award; Amar Patel of Russellville, Ky., Outstanding Chemistry in Education Award; Johnathan Brantley of Salem, Ky., Organic Chemistry Award; Josh Wright of Bowling Green, Ky., Organic Chemistry Award; James Huffman of London, Ky., Organic Chemistry Award; Kourtney Gentry of Columbia, Ky., Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry; Spencer Larkin of Eighty Eight, Ky., Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry; Paul Burns of Bowling Green, Ky., Undergraduate Award in Physical Chemistry; Jonathan Shaw of Edmonton, Ky., Outstanding Freshman Award; Kristine Baula of Elizabethtown, Ky., Outstanding Freshman Award; Kevin Kerian of Edmond, Okla., Carl P. McNally Undergraduate Scholarship Award; Melinda Rucks of Glasgow, Ky., Glenn Dooley Undergraduate Scholarship Award; Christopher Snyder of Bowling Green, Ky., Ward C. Sumpter Scholarship Award; C.J. Pruitt of Bee Spring, Ky., Nell Skean Lab Assistant; Ravindra Kotha Balasainath of Bowling Green, Ky., Nell Skean Lab Assistant; Ashley Jolly of Glasgow, Ky., Nell Skean Lab Assistant; Deepika Mandadi of Andhra Pradesh, India, Outstanding AIC Graduate Student Award.

Engineering: A. Darren Back of Campton, Ky., Award for Academic Excellence in Civil Engineering; Magon A. Kirby of Auburn, Ky., John Russell Award in Civil Engineering; Kelly R. Stolt of Nashville, Tenn., John Russell Award in Civil Engineering; Esa A. Paaso of Oulu, Finland, Award for Academic Excellence in Electrical Engineering; Jack C. Wallace of Springfield, Tenn., John Russell Award in Electrical Engineering; Kory A. Liszt of Pleasanton, Calif., John Russell Award in Electrical Engineering; Bobby L. Lindsey of Morgantown, Ky., Evan McCasland Award in Mechanical Engineering; Robert G. Hernandez of Cottontown, Tenn., John Russell Award in Mechanical Engineering.

Geography and Geology: Ronnie Leeper of Bowling Green, Ky., Outstanding Climatology Graduate Student and Ogden College Outstanding Graduate Student; Nathan Rinehart of Alvaton, Ky., Outstanding Geoscience Graduate Student; J. Kyle Thompson of Henderson, Ky., Outstanding Geography Senior; Chelsea Brunner of Crestwood, Ky., Outstanding Geology Student.

Mathematics and Computer Science: Jennifer Hohn of Bowling Green, Ky., Outstanding Graduate Student Award; Cody Lorton of Glasgow, Ky., Outstanding Graduate Student Award; Caitlyn E. Abell of Bowling Green, Ky., Henry M. and Zula G. Yarbrough Award in Mathematics; Jacob A. Vervynckt of Plymouth, Ind., Henry M. and Zula G. Yarbrough Award in Mathematics; Stephanie A. Milcallef of Lexington, Ky., Pauline Lowman Memorial Secondary Education Award; Nathan Salazar of Shelbyville, Ky., Hugh F. and Katherine A. Johnson Award in Mathematics; Whitney Miller of Bowling Green, Ky., The Pi Mu Epsilon Award; Zhihai Mi of Shenzen, China, The Robert C. Bueker Mathematics Award; Arun Kumar Reddy Gunna of Hydearbad, A. P., India, Outstanding Graduate Student in Computer Science; Ian Burchett of Scottsville, Ky., Outstanding Potential Computer Science Professional and Outstanding Senior in Computer Science; Wesley C. Peden of Glasgow, Ky., Outstanding Junior in Computer Science; Ei Cho Cho Aung of Pyinmana, Myanmar, Outstanding Sophomore in Computer Science.

Physics and Astronomy: Christopher John McGrath of Auburn, Ky., Dr. George V. and Sadie Skiles Page Award for Excellence in Scholarship; Matthew Edward Nichols of Alvaton, Ky., Dr. Randall Harper Award for Outstanding Research in Physics and Astronomy; Kyle Wayne Cook of Bowling Green, Ky., Dr. Douglas Humphrey Award for Outstanding Service.

Contact: Bruce Kessler at (270) 745-4449.

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