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Students Honored at Ag Banquet

Released by Panhandle State Campus Communications on 05/25/2017 Kymberly Williams of Gruver, Texas was named the outstanding Pre-Vet student at the annual Ag Banquet on May 19. —Photo by Sarah BradyKymberly Williams of Gruver, Texas was named the outstanding Pre-Vet student at the annual Ag Banquet on May 19. —Photo by Sarah Brady

Goodwell, Okla. — The 2017 Oklahoma Panhandle State University Agriculture Awards Banquet was held May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Oklahoma Panhandle Research and Extension Center.

Dr. Curtis Bensch, Agronomy Department Head, welcomed the students and their guests followed by remarks from Panhandle State President Dr. Tim Faltyn. 2017 graduate Cody Fischer gave the invocation and those in attendance enjoyed a delicious meal catered by Hunny’s of Guymon, Okla.

Departmental awards were given to an outstanding student in each of the following areas including: Agronomy, Ag Education, Agribusiness, Animal Science, and Pre-Vet.
Agronomy- Cody Fischer of Hooker, Okla.
Ag Education- Christopher Johnson of Fort Supply, Okla.
Agribusiness- Kaylee Burnett of Eden, Wyo.
Animal Science- Lori Miller of Cleo Springs, Okla.
Pre-Vet- Kymberly Williams of Gruver, Texas

A number of the nearly 65 graduates from the School of Agriculture Class of 2017 were recognized for graduating with honors. Students must have a 3.5 to 3.74 grade-point average (GPA) to graduate cum laude, 3.75 to 3.99 GPA to graduate magna cum laude, and a 4.0 GPA to graduate summa cum laude.
Agribusiness:
Sierra Burleson, cum laude
Kaylee Burnett, magna cum laude
Tyler Hall, cum laude
Kayce Ingram, magna cum laude
Dakota Lamb, cum laude
Logan Patterson, magna cum laude
Samantha Prather, cum laude
Sherelle Shuck, cum laude
Agriculture Education:
Justin Lenox, cum laude
Agronomy:
Daniel Ber, cum laude
Cody Fischer, summa cum laude
Animal Science:
Kaylee Burnett, magna cum laude
Logan Hernandez, summa cum laude
Kayce Ingram, magna cum laude
Lori Miller, cum laude
Tate Mitchell, cum laude
Kymberly Williams, cum laude

Recognition was also given to members of the Panhandle State Agriculture department’s teams and clubs including: the Crops Judging team, Alpha Zeta, Collegiate FFA, Block and Bridle, and Women in Agriculture.

Closing remarks were given by Dr. Curtis Bensch.