Student Achievements 2014-15

WMU's Stadium Drive Community Garden.

The Stadium Drive Community Garden, operated by WMU, has garden plots available to students and the public.

The Western Michigan University Department of Biological Sciences student achievement award ceremony recognizes and celebrates students, staff and faculty who exemplify academic excellence and leadership.

Colin J. Gould Memorial Scholarship

  • Joseph Barnett (Cindy Linn)

Department Nomination for Graduate Research and Creative Scholar - given by The Graduate College

  • Masters - Research - Anja Williams (Silvia Rossbach)
  • Masters - Teaching - Nicholas Martin (Steve Malcolm)
  • Ph.D. - Research - Jacob Job - All-University Award (Sharon Gill)
  • Ph.D. - Teaching - Charles Nutting (Rob Eversole)

Distinguished Biological Sciences Graduate Student

  • NaTasha Schiller (Pam Hoppe)

Distinguished Pre-Professional in Biological Sciences

  • Joseph Barnett (Cindy Linn)

Distinguished Senior in Biology

  • Jamie Hentig (Christine Byrd-Jacobs)

Distinguished Senior in Biomedical Sciences

  • Emily Manzon (Pam Hoppe)

Dr. Darrell R. Latva Biological Sciences Teaching Excellence Award

  • Sharon Gill

Hazel Wirick Scholarship - Awarded through Kalamazoo Garden Club (Todd Barkman and Lynn Dinvald)

  • Justin Hackett (Graduate Award)
  • Alexys K. Nolan (Undergraduate Award)

Leo C. Vander Beek Graduate Student Plant Biology Award

  • Ryan Wessendorf (Yan Lu)

Margaret Thomas Du Mond Award

  • Matt Gibson (Todd Barkman)

MPI Outstanding Graduate Research Award - Doctoral level

  • Jacob Job (Sharon Gill)
  • Charles Nutting (Rob Eversole)

MPI Outstanding Graduate Research Award - Master's level

  • Justin Hackett (Yan Lu)
  • Tetiana Petrachkova (Don Kane)

MPI Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award

  • Tedodora Vecerdi (John Spitsbergen)
  • Monique Pipkin (Sharon Gill)

Presidential Scholar in Biological Sciences

  • Nicole Carpp (John Spitsbergen)