Three students in the School of Environment and Natural Resources have been recognized for their leadership. The Lee Johnston Leadership Award recognizes School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) undergraduate students who demonstrate outstanding student leadership and involvement in the SENR. Recipients receive a framed certificate recognizing their achievements and a scholarship award. We are very excited to recognize and honor our undergraduate student leaders in the School of Environment and Natural Resources.
Ashlee Balcerzak, an Environmental Science major in the SENR was recognized as a 2018 College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Outstanding Senior. The 2018 Outstanding Senior Awards were presented during the CFAES 2018 Outstanding Senior Awards Dinner on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the OSU Fawcett Event Center.
Tal Shutkin, an Ohio State University sophomore from Shaker Heights, Ohio, has been named a 2017 Udall Scholar. The Udall Scholarship recognizes 50 college sophomores and juniors committed to careers related to the environment with a $7,000 scholarship; the award is also open to Native American students interested in tribal policy or native healthcare. An honors student, Shutkin is pursuing a degree in environmental policy and decision making in the School of Environment and Natural Resources in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. He is Ohio State’s 12th Udall Scholar.
Faculty and students from the School of Environment and Natural Resources recently presented their aquaculture research at the Aquacutlure America 2017 conference in San Antonio, TX. The conference is the only major national aquaculture conference held in the U.S. Students from SENR had the honor of being recognized for their work at the conference.
Sophie Chang, a third-year Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability major in the School of Environment and Natural Resources was elected Vice President of Ohio State’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG). She and Andrew Jackson, the new of President of USG ran on a platform emphasizing affordability, inclusion and sustainability.
School of Environment and Natural Resources graduate students Alicia Brunner and Kristie Stein were recognized with the Dr. David R. Osborne Research Award for their presentations at the 2016 Ohio Avian Research Conference held October 22, 2016 at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. The award recognizes excellence in graduate research focusing on furthering our understanding, or the conservation, of migratory birds.
Graduating students, their families and faculty and staff in the School of Environment and Natural Resources gathered to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of the Class of 2016. A reception honoring those graduating from the School of Environment and Natural Resources was held Friday, May 6, 2016 in the Kottman Hall lobby. Light refreshments were served with remarks from Director Sharp, Academic Program Manager Renee Johnston, and others.
Held at the Ohio Union on April 7, 2016, the 63rd Annual Recognition Banquet for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences themed “roaring recognition” celebrated the achievements of undergraduates, faculty and staff. Congratulations to all of the evening's award winners and student leaders for your accomplishments and service.