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News release prepared by:
Stephanie Jacques, 785-532-3452, sjacques@k-state.edu

Monday May 28, 2012

Successful science students: Biology students receive departmental award for academic success

MANHATTAN -- Superior academic achievements have earned nine Kansas State University students recognition from the Division of Biology. The awards were presented at the division's recent awards ceremony.

Honors presented included the H. Henley Haymaker Outstanding Senior Award, which includes a personal plaque, a $500 scholarship and the recipient's name engraved on a collective plaque on display in the biology undergraduate studies office. The award is in honor of H. Henley Haymaker, who was a university professor of biological sciences for 46 years. Eight students received the Most Promising Student Award, which includes a personal plaque and a $100 scholarship funded by Division of Biology faculty.

Students earning honors from the Division of Biology include:

Sterling Braun, senior in microbiology and premedicine, Fort Scott, Most Promising Student Award; Trevor Starks, senior in wildlife and fisheries biology, Harper, Most Promising Student Award; Whitley Jackson, May 2012 bachelor's in biology and Spanish-Hispanic studies, Lawrence, H. Henley Haymaker Outstanding Senior Award; Parker Miller, senior in biology and premedicine, McPherson, Most Promising Student Award; KaraJo Sprigg, senior in biology and premedicine, Norton, Most Promising Student Award; Joshua Beyer, senior in microbiology and premedicine, Overland Park, Most Promising Student Award; Connor Brass, senior in biology and premedicine, Salina, Most Promising Student Award; and Scott Cooper, senior in biology and premedicine and Brianne Pierce, junior in microbiology and premedicine, both from Wichita and both Most Promising Student Awards.