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Spring Reception Showers Awards on Students, Installs Officers
Individual and group photos from the reception are available by e-mailing
Patricia C. McDaniels at pclark@tennessee.edu

The UT Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the international honor society for agriculture, held its annual spring awards and initiation reception on April 15, 2008, in room 156 of the new Plant Biotech building.

The Spring 2008 GSD Outstanding Senior award winner for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is Robert Trenton Jett, a Wildlife and Fisheries major.

The Spring 2008 GSD Fourth-Year student award winners for the College of Veterinary Medicine are Rebecca Ellen Nichols and Joshua Alan Rowe.

The 2008 GSD Graduate M.S. student award winner is Alicia English, an Agricultural Economics major and the Ph.D. award winner is Faith J. Critzer, a Food Science & Technology major.

Gamma Sigma Delta is a faculty-governed society that selects its members from junior and senior students, graduate students, faculty, and alumni for the promotion and recognition of high achievement. While Gamma Sigma Delta is an honor society of agriculture, it may elect members from related fields such as biology, botany, chemistry, economics, entomology, forestry, home economics, plant pathology, sociology, statistics, veterinary medicine, or zoology when the work of the individuals is related to agriculture. Officers, committee chairpersons, and others leading the chapter are faculty or alumni.

The reception also featured the installation of Dr. Fred Allen as chapter president for 2008-2009. Dr. Kelly Robbins will serve as president-elect for 2008-2009. Dr. William Hart will continue as treasurer, Emily L. Tipton will continue to serve as secretary, and Emily Gray will continue to serve as historian. Dr. Ernie Bazen will further assist the officer slate as the immediate past president. Dr. Ernie Bazen, Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economis, was honored at the 2008 GSD Spring Reception for his service as the 2007-2008 chapter president.

Undergraduate students inducted into Gamma Sigma Delta were as follows:

Erin Bartley (Animal Science/Pre-Vet)
Heather Anne Bayko (Animal Science/Pre-Vet)
Lauren A. Bernstein (Animal Science/Pre-Vet)
Jenny Bryant (Animal Science)
Chris Chandler (Plant Science Landscape Design & Const.)
Maria Jugan (Animal Science)
Sasha K. Pfotenhauer (Animal Science/Pre-Vet)
Robert C. Raley, Jr. (Environmental Science)
Will Rutemeyer (Biosystems Engineering)
Andrew C. Sherfy (BESS/Environmental & Soil Science)
J. D. White (Biosystems Engineering)
Renee Wimpee (Animal Science/Science-Technology Pre-Vet)

Graduate students inducted into Gamma Sigma Delta were as follows:

Marisol Benitez Ramirez (Biosystems Engineering &
Environmental Science)
Melinda Jean Bousfield (Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries)
Christine Rogers Brown (Agricultural Extension Education)
Aaron Hernandez (Food Science & Technology)
Joo Hye Mee (Comparative and Experimental Medicine)
Pracha Koonnathamdee (Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries)
Karissa Laughter (Comparative & Experimental Medicine)
Kun Liu (Biosystems Engineering)
Xiaowen Liu (Agricultural Economics)
James D. Newburn (Plant Sciences)
Panchalee Pathanibul (Food Science & Technology)
Russ Patterson (EPP/Plant Pathology)
Ashley S. Pedigo (Food Science & Technology)
Angeles Raymundo (Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries)
David Roper (Animal Science)
Christy Rose (Plant Science/Plant Biotechnology)
Sarah E. Smith (Agricultural Extension Education)
Mugdha G. Sukhthankar (Comparative & Experimental Med.)
Nichelle C. Whitlock (Comparative & Experimental Medicine)


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