2013 College of Science Student Awards

Thursday, April 4 2013


The College of Science has named Katie Slavens as the recipient of the John P. George Award for 2013. The George Award is given to the outstanding graduating senior from the college, chosen from among students nominated from each of the college’s departments. Katie will receive a certificate and a 50 oz. engraved silver bar, to be presented at the college’s graduation reception in the SUB Ballroom following UI Commencement exercises on May 11.

Other student awards to be given at the reception include Dean’s Awards (to outstanding graduates from the college’s majors) to Nikki Henderson (Geography), Ben Knapp (Physics), Brianna Knudtsen (Chemistry), Ricardo Lopez-Maldonado (Geology), Ailene MacPherson (Mathematics), Savannah Patterson (Biology), and Katie Slavens (Molecular Biology and Biotechnology).

Additionally, Kali Turner (Biology) will receive the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, and two sisters, Brittani McNamee (PhD, Geology) and Courtney Thompson (MS, Geography) will be honored with the Diane Haynes Memorial Award for outstanding graduate students in the college.