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NDSU Names Top 10 CAFSNR Seniors, Ag Collective Honors Others

Because NDSU is teaching classes remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, most awards were announced on the NDSU Agriculture Collective Facebook page.

 2020 Top 10 Seniors named are:

 * Katherine Anderson, Hawley, Minn., agricultural systems management, with a minor in animal science

 * Travis Binde, Crosby, N.D., animal science and general agriculture, with a minor in agribusiness

 * Chad Blank, Miltona, Minn., horticulture and sports and urban turfgrass, with minors in economics and honors

 * Adam Kroll, Royalton, Minn., agricultural economics

 * Katelyn Long, Kintyre, N.D., agribusiness, with a minor in business administration

 * Paul Moffet, Barney, N.D., agricultural economics, with a minor in crop and weed sciences

 * Siddhant Rana, Kathmandu, Nepal, biotechnology and microbiology, with a minor in chemistry

 * Jordyn Ritnour, Valley, Neb., microbiology, with a minor in chemistry

 * Karensa Short, Detroit Lakes, Minn., natural resource management

 * Destiny Smith, Mandan, N.D., microbiology, with a minor in chemistry

 Blank is the outstanding senior.

 These students were selected through an application process based on leadership and community service; honors, awards and recognitions; work experience and/or internships; and additional noteworthy experiences, activities or accomplishments.

 In addition, faculty and staff were honored by the NDSU Agriculture Collective.

 * The George Washington Award to a faculty member who puts agriculture first and foremost on campus and on a global scale - Andrew Friskop, assistant professor and Extension cereal pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology

 * The Open Door Award to a faculty member whose door is always open to students, whether it be for course assistance, advising or just to talk about life - Brenda Deckard, director of student services, Department of Plant Sciences

 * The Owl Award to a faculty member whose classes are beneficial, challenging and fun - Thomas Gustad, Department of Microbiological Sciences instructor

 * The Herd Award to a faculty or staff member who wholeheartedly believes students come first through academic or organization advising - Erika Berg, associate professor of Animal Sciences and Bison Strides director

 * The Golden Bison Award to a faculty member who has made great contributions to agriculture and NDSU students throughout the individual's career - Jay Goos, School of Natural Resource Sciences professor

Source: NDSU News

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