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Division of Biology

Division of Biology
Kansas State University
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Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-6615
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biology@k-state.edu

Division of Biology Undergraduate  Awards

Each year the Division of Biology recognizes superior achievements of its undergraduate majors with the Most Promising Student and H. H. Haymaker (in honor of Dr. Herbert Henley Haymaker) awards. Usually eight to ten sophomores or juniors are selected for the Most Promising Student Awards, and one graduating senior is chosen for the Haymaker Award. Students are nominated by the faculty, and the winners are chosen by a faculty committee whose selection criteria includes academic record, activities and achievements outside the classroom, and performance in an interview with the committee. Student winners are honored at a Saturday luncheon and receive an award plaque or certificate and cash awards. 

Recent recipients of the Most Promising Student and Haymaker Awards are listed below:

YearAwardName
2021Haymaker AwardMaggie Malmberg
 Most Promising Student AwardEvelyn Ary
 Most Promising Student AwardMayece Barnaby
 Most Promising Student AwardTaylor Bugbee
 Most Promising Student AwardLouie Cabrera
 Most Promising Student AwardDavante' Hammer
 Most Promising Student AwardQuinlyn LaFon
 Most Promising Student AwardThomas Leihsing
 Most Promising Student AwardJared Long
 Most Promising Student AwardHieu Nguyen
 Most Promising Student AwardMadison Nobrega
 Most Promising Student AwardLoren Reed
 Most Promising Student AwardGabriela Shipman
 Most Promising Student AwardJohn Tumberger
 Most Promising Student AwardLydia Waner
   
 2020Haymaker AwardAlexa Wilden
 Most Promising Student AwardRyan Donnelly
 Most Promising Student AwardEmma Francis
 Most Promising Student Award Victoria Gaa
 Most Promising Student Award Cathryn Haas 
 Most Promising Student Award Tommy Herrera 
 Most Promising Student Award Elise Hesseltine 
 Most Promising Student AwardReilly Jensen 
 Most Promising Student Award Kale Mills 
 Most Promising Student Award Abdulrahman Naeem 
 Most Promising Student Award Miriam Reynaldo 
 Most Promising Student Award Elizabeth Riforgiate 
 Most Promising Student Award Kourtney Rumback 
 Most Promising Student Award Pranav Savanur 
 Most Promising Student AwardAdara Warner
 Most Promising Student AwardLake Winter
   
2019Haymaker AwardHallie Lucas
 Haymaker AwardFawwaz Naeem
 Most Promising Student AwardAlexandria Bontrager
 Most Promising Student AwardMegan Campbell
 Most Promising Student AwardAdeline Chang
 Most Promising Student AwardHannah Coggeshall
 Most Promising Student AwardQuinton Elliott
 Most Promising Student AwardHunter Hiegert
 Most Promising Student AwardAlex Hydock
 Most Promising Student AwardKate Kim
 Most Promising Student AwardDel'Sha Roberts
 Most Promising Student AwardLauren West
   
2018Haymaker AwardVaitish Velazhahan
 Most Promising Student AwardCarolina Bueno
 Most Promising Student AwardSarah Hansen
 Most Promising Student AwardBraden Johnson
 Most Promising Student AwardHallie Lucas
 Most Promising Student AwardFawwaz Naeem
 Most Promising Student AwardAlexa Wilden
   
2017Haymaker AwardAdam Schieferecke
 Most Promising Student AwardChristopher Clarkston
 Most Promising Student AwardTrevor Elwell-Cuddy
 Most Promising Student AwardKathlyn Gomendoza
 Most Promising Student AwardKatherine Hwang
 Most Promising Student AwardHaley Smalley
 Most Promising Student AwardJazmine Snow
   
2016Haymaker AwardErika Peters
 Most Promising Student AwardMolly Bassette
 Most Promising Student AwardGene Coker
 Most Promising Student AwardJulie Cooper
 Most Promising Student AwardVictoria Cox
 Most Promising Student AwardVictoria Floyd
 Most Promising Student AwardSamantha Grieger
 Most Promising Student AwardMatthew Kranick
 Most Promising Student AwardAnna Kucera
 Most Promising Student AwardChelsea Moore
 Most Promising Student AwardJesseca Pirkle
 Most Promising Student AwardTracie Thibault
 Most Promising Student AwardVaithish Velazhahan
   
2015Haymaker AwardCanaan Coker
 Haymaker AwardJordan Parker
 Most Promising Student AwardMadeline Colter
 Most Promising Student AwardEmily Johnson
 Most Promising Student AwardLuke Kicklighter
 Most Promising Student AwardErika Peters
 Most Promising Student AwardElla Popova
 Most Promising Student AwardMercedes Santiago
 Most Promising Student AwardAdam Schieferecke
 Most Promising Student AwardNoah Trapp
 Most Promising Student AwardKonner Winkley
   
2014Haymaker AwardGraciela Orozco
 Most Promising Student AwardAmanda Braun
 Most Promising Student AwardHeidi Brown
 Most Promising Student AwardMatthew Galliart
 Most Promising Student AwardJordan Parker
 Most Promising Student AwardKatherine Sensenich
   
2013Haymaker AwardKaraJo Sprigg
 Most Promising Student AwardRobert Breeden
 Most Promising Student AwardOlivia Eller
 Most Promising Student AwardJeremy Goering
 Most Promising Student AwardMariah Jones
 Most Promising Student AwardJordan Marquess
 Most Promising Student AwardWren Michaels
 Most Promising Student AwardCarrie Remillard
 Most Promising Student AwardEmily Williams
   
2012Haymaker AwardWhitley Jackson
 Most Promising Student AwardJoshua Beyer
 Most Promising Student AwardConnor Brass
 Most Promising Student AwardSterling Braun
 Most Promising Student AwardScott Cooper
 Most Promising Student AwardParker Miller
 Most Promising Student AwardBrianne Pierce
 Most Promising Student AwardKaraJo Sprigg
 Most Promising Student AwardTrevor Starks
   
2011Haymaker AwardTheresa Barke
 Haymaker AwardRebecca Martin
 Most Promising Student AwardJeff Bryant
 Most Promising Student AwardGraciela Orozco
 Most Promising Student AwardEmily Poholsky
 Most Promising Student AwardParker Rayl
 Most Promising Student AwardRachel Roth