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College of Ag & Home Ec Honors Students

PULLMAN, Wash. — Outstanding students in the College of Agriculture and Home Economics at Washington State University were honored Saturday at the college’s 39th annual awards banquet.

Melissa Ann Davis, a senior majoring in agricultural education, was named the 1998 Aggie of the Year.  The award honors the top senior in an agriculture major.

She has earned numerous academic honors and been active in many organizations during her academic career.  She is a four-year member of the university’s honors program, a Glenn Terrell Scholar, has been named to the university president’s honor roll seven semesters and has been inducted into the Golden Key National Honor Society.  She has also held several offices in the Elliott Chapter of the Alpha Zeta honorary fraternity.

She has served as president, vice president and secretary of the Ag Ed club, secretary of the Block and Bridle club and secretary of the Agriculture and Home Economics Student Senate.

While at WSU, Davis also received an undergraduate grant for swine nutrition research and has been involved in four articles published in professional journals.

The 1993 graduate of Tahoma Senior High in Kent, is the daughter of Robert and Betty Ann Davis, 28618 S.E. 208th, Maple Valley.

Carrie Bauwens, a senior majoring in apparel, merchandising and textiles, was named the 1998 Consumer Scientist of the Year.  The award recognizes the top senior in a home economics major.

During four years at WSU, Bauwens has served as a student recruitment Ambassador for the College of Agriculture and Home Economics, has been active in her department’s advisory board and has held key leadership positions in the Apparel Merchandising Student Association.

This year she received one of only two J.C. Penney Merchandising Scholarships awarded annually and during the summer of 1997 was selected to participate in a 10-week internship program at the San Francisco Centre Nordstrom store.

Bauwens is the daughter of Lauri and Jeane Bauwens, 5873 W. Riverbend Lane, Boise, Idaho.  She graduated from Borah High School in Boise in 1994.

Davis and Bauwens each received a plaque and will carry the college’s banner at commencement ceremonies in May.

Sherrie Casteel, a human development major, was named the Outstanding Junior in family and consumer sciences.  Erika Howell, an agricultural economics major, was named Outstanding Junior in agriculture.

Both students received $500 cash awards from the Capital Press newspaper of Salem, Ore.

Casteel is a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, serves as president of the Human Development student club and is a member of the Alpha Zeta Academic fraternity.  The 1995 graduate of Edmonds Woodway High is the daughter of Marcia Goebel, 111 175th, Spanaway.

Howell, who is enrolled in the university’s honors program, has been named to the president’s honor roll and is a Mortar Board Freshman Scholar.  She is president of the College of Agriculture and Home Economics Ambassadors and has been active in the Agribusiness- Agricultural Economics student club.

Howell, a 1995 graduate of Prosser High, is the daughter of Bill and Lynette Howell, Route 3, Prosser.

Jamie Meenach, a sophomore in animal sciences, was recognized as Outstanding Freshman for the past academic year.  Meenach has served as herds manager for the Student Swine Cooperative, secretary of the Block and Bridle club and was initiated into Alpha Zeta honor society this spring.  Meenach, a 1996 graduate of Freeman High in Rockford, is the daughter of Hal and Robyn Meenach, 12609 S. Valley Chapel Rd., Valleyford.

At the same banquet, the names of 79 students were added to the Dean’s Honor Roll, outstanding seniors from each department were recognized and more than $336,000 in scholarships awards to 400 students were announced.

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