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Plant Sciences Members Honored by Gamma Sigma Delta

Two students and one faculty member from the Department of Plant Sciences were honored during a recent Gamma Sigma Delta induction and awards ceremony.

NDSU agriculture students and faculty were honored during the Gamma Sigma Delta annual induction ceremony on April 29.  Food Science undergraduate student Emily Feldmann received the Distinguished Undergraduate Student in Agriculture award.  Plant Sciences graduate student Alfredo Aponte was inducted into the honor society.  Dr. Marisol Berti, Plant Sciences associate professor in forages and biomass crop production, was elected president of the NDSU chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta for the 2014-2016 term.

Gamma Sigma Delta, The Honor Society of Agriculture, is a national honor society with 52 local chapters dedicated to recognizing academic achievements and accomplishments of students, faculty members, alumni, or industry and university supporters in agriculture and related fields.  According to their website, “election to the Society is more than an honor; it is a challenge and an obligation to contribute to the understanding and furthering of agriculture and related sciences.”

To learn more, visit their website at

Author: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123,
Editor: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384,

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