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NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences honors students

The New Mexico State University College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will honor its outstanding students at the Sam Steel Ceremony May 7 at 4 p.m. in the Atkinson Recital Hall.


Each student will receive a framed certificate during the ceremony. They also will be recognized during their department's senior reception. The students were nominated by their department and selected by the College Awards Committee.

The Outstanding Student Awards for each department are as follows: Denny Burnett, agricultural economics and agricultural business; Andrea Stapp, animal and range sciences; Mary Beth Shivers, agricultural extension education; Naomi Oesterle, entomology, plant pathology and weed science; Noel Martinez, family and consumer sciences; Jennifer Redman, fish, wildlife and conservation ecology; Megan Hernandez, hotel, restaurant and tourism management; and Hubert Cody Coleman, plant and environmental sciences.

The Dean's Award of Leadership Excellence will be given to Skyla Cockerham and Leticia Varelas, both agricultural economics and agricultural business majors.

Ten students will receive the undergraduate Dean's Award of Excellence. They are Erika Castro, hotel, restaurant and tourism management; Heather Cook, plant and environmental sciences; Brock Graham, animal and range sciences; Kelli Ann Goodan, agricultural extension education; Dave Lowry, agricultural economics and agricultural business; Janice Nicholas, hotel, restaurant and tourism management; Diana Nieto, family and consumer sciences; Jennifer Beth Stokes, family and consumer sciences; Helen Vessels, entomology, plant pathology and weed sciences; and Monique Young, agricultural economics and agricultural business.

Four students received the graduate Dean's Award of Excellence: John Allen, agricultural extension education; Brette Hadley, agricultural economics and agricultural business; Ik Ju Park, entomology, plant pathology and weed science; and Greg Torell, agricultural economics and agricultural business.