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WSU Student From Reno Honored

PULLMAN, Wash. — Amanda Perkins, a senior from Reno, Nev., was named the 2000 Consumer Scientist of the Year at the 41st annual awards banquet of Washington State University’s College of Agriculture and Home Economics on Saturday (April 15).

The award recognizes the overall top senior majoring in consumer sciences.

The honor was just the latest for Perkins, who is in the Coordinated Undergraduate Program in General Dietetics of the food science and human nutrition department. A year ago, the 1997 transfer student from the University of Nevada, Reno, was honored as outstanding junior in consumer sciences.

She has been named to the President’s Honor Roll every semester at WSU and was invited join the Golden Key Honor Society in 1998.

Perkins has held several leadership roles in the local chapter of the society and has served as vice president of the Student Nutrition Awareness Club. She also has volunteered at the Community Action Center in Pullman, delivered Meals on Wheels and prepared Easter Baskets for children in safe houses.

Perkins is the daughter of Kurt and Margot Gottschalk, 1617 Havencrest Dr. Reno.

At the same banquet, the names of 64 students were added to the Dean’s Honor Roll, scholarships worth $546,465 were awarded to 288 students and college faculty and staff were honored for their achievements.

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