TEXAS TECH NAMES AGRICULTURAL SCHOLARS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: February 7, 2005
CONTACT: Tiffany Tubbs-Berry, tiffany.tubbs@ttu.edu


LUBBOCK -- The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University will recognize the 2004-2005 Dean's Scholars during a reception at 4 p.m., Friday (Feb. 11), at the Merket Alumni Center.

"These scholarships have been established by the college to reward academic excellence and to encourage capable young men and women to major in the agricultural and natural sciences," said Dr. Marvin Cepica, dean of the college.

The Dean's Scholars Awards are based on academic excellence as well as leadership, character and citizenship. The Gold Award is a $12,000 four-year scholarship and the Silver Award is an $8,000 four-year scholarship. To keep the scholarship, recipients must maintain a 3.5 grade-point-average for Gold Awards and a 3.3 grade-point-average for Silver Awards. The scholarships are funded by various donations to the college.

The Gold Award winners, each receiving a $3,000 scholarship per year, are: Matthew Hardin, a sophomore animal science major from Weatherford; Jenny Rogers, a senior agribusiness major from Kress; and Will Water, a senior animal science/agriculture and applied economics major from Albany.

The Silver Award winners, each receiving a $2,000 scholarship per year, are: Jake Britt, a senior agriculture and applied economics major from Wheeler; Steven Brosch, a senior agronomy major from Slaton; Jessica Clay, a senior animal science major from Conroe; John Gottula, a sophomore horticulture major from Lubbock; Ashley Hall, a senior animal science major from Clinton, Colo.;

Kyle Haralson, a sophomore agronomy major from Saint Jo; Matthew Hardin, a sophomore animal science major from Weatherford; Rashonda Hayes, a junior interdisciplinary agriculture major from Forestburg; Jared Horsford, a senior landscape architecture major from Hale Center; Joshua Light, a senior animal science major from Olton; Diane Mashburn, a junior interdisciplinary agriculture major from Chandler;

Abigail McCulloch, a freshman animal science major from Midlothian; Ashley Opyt, a freshman pre-veterinarian major from Round Rock; Sam Overley, a sophomore animal science major from Hondo; Cristalyn Sageser, a junior food technology major from Hale Center; Drew Vela, a senior horticulture major from Needville; and Rebecca Warminski, a junior food technology major from White Deer.

The Merket Alumni Center is located at 17th Street and University Avenue.

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