Southeast Agriculture Students Receive Department Honors


Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Agriculture recently recognized 22 students with outstanding achievement awards for the 2018-2019 academic year during an honors banquet.

The students were recognized for their academic excellence, participation in student organizations and off-campus service.

“Each student demonstrates excellence and positively represents themselves and the Department of Agriculture in and out of the classroom,” said Dr. Julie Weathers, chair of Southeast’s Department of Agriculture. “We very proud of them for their many accomplishments.”

This year’s honorees are as follows:

Outstanding Freshman Student: Mahalla Massey of Jackson, Missouri

Outstanding Transfer Student: Leah Schumacher of Bridgeton, Missouri

Outstanding Non-Traditional Student: Sidney Upchurch of Jackson, Missouri

Outstanding Animal Science Students: Marissa Wilson of St. Charles, Missouri, and Benjamin Rado of Arnold, Missouri

Outstanding Horticulture Student: Josh Thibodeaux of Festus, Missouri

Outstanding Agriculture Systems Management Student: Lindsay Koch of Chaffee, Missouri

Outstanding Agriculture Communications Student: Kim Lovatto of Greenville, Illinois

Outstanding Industry Student: Chase Copeland of Owensville, Missouri

Outstanding Agriculture Education Student: Sadie Roy of Trenton, Missouri

Outstanding Plant and Soil Student: Mara Mayo of Bloomfield, Missouri

Outstanding Pre-Veterinarian Medicine Students: Ashley Vonder Haar of Carlyle, Illinois, and Belinda Strack of Altenburg, Missouri

Outstanding Poplar Bluff Student: Branden Smith of Poplar Bluff, Missouri

Outstanding Sikeston Student: Gage Silman of Sikeston, Missouri

Outstanding Kennett Student: Chase Burch of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and Terkrisha Durden of Portageville, Missouri

Overall Outstanding Student: Kim Thole of Trenton, Illinois

Outstanding Internship Students: Mallory Fuhrig of Wentzville, Missouri, and Jessica Hardy of Sikeston, Missouri

Outstanding Experiential Learning Student: Adam Way of Jackson, Missouri

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Student: Bud Hilburn of Kennett, Missouri