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WSU Ag., Human, and Natural Resource Students Honored

PULLMAN, Wash. – Outstanding students in Washington State University’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences students were honored Saturday, April 14, at the 48th annual college awards banquet.

Ineke M. Ojanen, a senior from Yakima, received the 2007 Family Consumer Scientist of the Year Award. The award recognizes the college’s outstanding senior majoring in apparel, merchandising, design and textiles; interior design; human development or human nutrition. Ojanen, a human nutrition major, was named outstanding junior in human sciences last year. She also was an Outstanding Freshman Scholar, Regents Scholar and has been named to the President’s Honor roll every semester.

Lauren Hubbard, a senior from Coupeville, was named the Aggie of the Year. The honor goes to the overall top senior majoring in either agriculture or natural resources. Hubbard has been active in many organizations at WSU, including the Crop and Soil Sciences Club and the WSU Soils Judging Team. She also served as a 2006 Model United Nations Representative and has volunteered extensively with Women’s Transit. She will graduate in August with majors in soil science, women’s studies and communications.

Kathryn Dern, a junior from Duvall, was recognized as the Capital Press Outstanding Junior in Agriculture. Dern, who is studying animal sciences, has career plans of earning a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine and conducting research or practicing in the equine field. At WSU she worked in an animal science department laboratory, visited high schools as a CAHNRS student ambassador and served on the CAHNRS’ Advisory Council.

Lindsey Kimble, a junior from Palouse, was named the college’s Outstanding Junior in Human Sciences. Kimble, who is majoring in nutrition, hopes to become a registered dietician. She is active in the Student Nutrition Awareness Club, the Kappa Omicron Nu national honor society, the American Dietetics Association and the Pullman Community Action Center. She has been on the President’s Honor Roll every semester at WSU.

Tristan Skolrud, a sophomore from Yakima, was honored as the Alpha Zeta Arnold Knopf Outstanding Freshman. The award recognizes achievements during the previous academic year. Skolrud, who is majoring in economics, received the Economics Scholarship Award in 2006 and started working on his honors thesis this past fall. His goal is to enroll in graduate school and pursue a doctorate in economics.

Outstanding seniors in each major were also recognized at the banquet and the names of 120 scholars were added to the Dean’s Honor Roll. Scholarships worth nearly $568,000 were awarded to 360 students for the 2007-08 academic year.

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