Highlights from End-of-Year Luau

Another school year has come and gone, and the Department of Animal Science celebrated the year of accomplishments and milestones with its annual end-of-year luau. Special thanks to the Grad Club that planned and coordinated the event.

At the luau the Graduate Studies Committee announced the winners of the ‘Outstanding MS Student’ and ‘Outstanding PhD Student’ awards.

The winner of the ‘Outstanding MS Student’ was Grace Dewi. Grace is advised by Dr. Anup Kollanoor Johny and is planning on finishing her degree this summer.

The ‘Outstanding PhD Student’ award went to two individuals this year, Michelle DeBoer and Mickie Trudeau. Michelle is advised by Drs. Krishona Martinson and Marcia Hathaway, and plans on defending her thesis this summer. Mickie is advised by Drs. Pedro Urriola and Jerry Shurson, and just completed her second year of her PhD.

The Grad Club also gave their annual ‘Outstanding Animal Science Faculty’ award at the luau. This year’s honoree was Dr. Krishona Martinson.

Below are photos of the award winners as well as some highlights from the events.