Celebrating the Class of 2017

May. 24, 2017
The School of Environment and Natural Resources gathered to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of the Class of 2017.

Celebrating our Graduates

Graduating students, their families and faculty and staff in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) gathered to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of the Class of 2017. 
 
A reception honoring those graduating from the School of Environment and Natural Resources was held Friday, May 5, 2017 in the Kottman Hall lobby. Light refreshments were served with remarks from The Ohio State University Alumni Association and the president of the School of Environment and Natural Resources Alumni Society (ENRAS), Matt Perry (Class of 2010). 
 
Associate Director Brian Slater shared information on the school’s graduate program and the impact our graduate students have on the program, as well as their contributions upon completion of their degrees. 

Graduate degrees awarded during spring semester included:

Doctoral

Michael Graziano

Sarah Rose

Masters  
Erin Andrews

Laura Digiulio

Kaitlyn Benson Robert Davis
   
Chelsea Delay Paige Kelly

Jenna Odegard

James Palus

A presentation of awards with remarks from Professor and Director Jeff Sharp and Academic Program Manager Renee Johnston concluded the evening festivities.  
 
Director Sharp complimented the graduating class on their many academic accomplishments and for their leadership in the school, across the university and in the community. He also thanked the families of the graduating class for their support over the years and recognized the support of the school’s academic team in helping the graduating students along their journey. 
 
Students in attendance and graduating with honors designations (Honors Research Distinction, Latin Honors, and research distinction) were recognized as part of the awards presentation and received the honors braid to wear over their gown at commencement. 

Recipients of the 2017 Environment and Natural Resources Distinguished Senior Awards

A special part of the evening was the unveiling of awards recognizing strong leadership and academic performance among graduating seniors. Nominations for these awards were solicited from faculty and staff in the School of Environment and Natural Resources and six students were selected based on their record of leadership, community service and achievement in academics and/or undergraduate research.  Recipients of the Environment and Natural Resources Distinguished Senior Awards for 2017 include:

Emma Brown, Environmental Science major and Distinguished SENR Senior with Dr. Lower

Cheryl Fladung, Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability major and Distinguished SENR Senior with Neil Drobny

   
   
   

 

Molly Hardesty, Environmental Policy and Decision-Making major and SENR Distinguished Senior with Mark Giese Dustin Kitchen, Natural Resources Management major and SENR Distinguished Senior
Mara Momenee, Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability major and SENR Distinguished Senior with Dr. Brooks.
   
   
Samuel Reed, Environmental Science major and Distinguished SENR Senior with Dr. Williams  

 

Congratulations to all of the graduates.