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Student Awards and MFAT Recognition

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Biology Student Awards
2009-2010

President's Scholars (Top 1% grade point average among graduates of the College of Sciences)

  • Donald Clayton
  • Kirren Mabee

Dean's Scholars (Top 5% grade point average among graduates of the College of Sciences)

  • Sarah Bailes
  • Joshua Burwell
  • Nicole Engeberg
  • Patrick Orme
  • Stacey Sas
  • Ryan Scheffelmaier
  • Kevin Walkenhauer

Farrell Pre-Medical Scholarship Awards

  • Sarah Clark
  • Victoria Eisenberg
  • Jennifer Groves
  • Jesus Iniquez
  • Sarah McNutt

Recognition for Superior Performance on the 
Biology Major Field Assessment Test (MFAT)
Spring 2009 - Spring 2010

(All students listed scored at or above the 85th percentile nationally)

Major Field Assessment Test (MFAT) Performance - Top Overall Score

  • Claire Sanchez

Major Field Assessment Test (MFAT) Performance - Highest Overall Scores

  • Ryan Antolock
  • Timothy Ausink
  • David Blodget
  • Steven Burley
  • Owen Forsman
  • William Gunderson
  • Wesley Herzog
  • Kyle Larson
  • Robin McGinnis
  • Nicholas Rider
  • John Roche
  • Claire Sanchez
  • Patrick Willauer

Superior Performance - Subfield Components:

Highest Cell Biology Scores

  • David Blodgett
  • John Guyot
  • Wesley Herzog
  • Hiroki Hoshino
  • Robin McGinnis
  • Patrick Orme
  • Nicholas Rider
  • Claire Sanchez
  • Stacey Sas

Highest Molecular Genetics Scores

  • Paul Bjelajac
  • William Gunderson
  • Nicholas Rider
  • Patrick Willauer

Highest Organismal Biology Scores

  • Ryan Antolock
  • Timothy Ausink
  • Chuck Baluca
  • Steve Barnes
  • David Blodgett
  • John Boukalis
  • Steven Burley*
  • Norman Collins
  • Joshua Cook
  • Crystal Davidson
  • Owen Forsman
  • Wesley Herzog*
  • Kyle Larson
  • Robin McGinnis
  • Claire Sanchez*
  • Kevin Walkenhauer
  • Patrick Willauer*
  • Ryan Young

Highest Population Biology, Ecology and Evolution Scores

  • Ryan Antolock
  • Steven Burley
  • Joshua Cook
  • Kirren Mabee*
  • Owen Forsman*
  • Heather Gammon
  • William Gunderson
  • Kyle Hatch
  • Chris Lorz
  • Robin McGinnis
  • John Roche*
  • Claire Sanchez
  • Jenifer Sauve

*Nationally ranked in the 95th Percentile
 

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Biology Student Awards
2008-2009

President's Scholars (Top 1% grade point average among graduates of the College of Sciences)

  • Celia Faiola
  • Marcie Mullen
  • Daniel Smith

Dean's Scholars (Top 5% grade point average among graduates of the College of Sciences)

  • Christopher Aman
  • Riyo Awa
  • Ashley Dutton
  • Pamela Legg

Farrell Pre-Medical Scholarship Awards

  • Amanda Berndt
  • Sarah Clark
  • Donald Clayton
  • Jennifer Groves
  • Karsten Johnson
  • Patrick Orme
  • David Reynolds
  • Kevin Walkenhauer

CWU Alumni Association Scholarship Award

  • Christopher Marshall

Recognition for Superior Performance on the 
Biology Major Field Assessment Test (MFAT)
Spring 2008 - Spring 2009

(All students listed scored at or above the 90th percentile nationally)

Major Field Assessment Test (MFAT) Performance - Top Overall Score

  • Celia Faiola*

Major Field Assessment Test (MFAT) Performance - Highest Overall Scores

  • Emily Bates*
  • Christopher Bell*
  • Kelly Brown*
  • Ashley Dutton
  • Christopher Emerson
  • Celia Faiola*
  • Aaron Gilbertsen
  • Diana Hart*
  • Robert Jensen
  • Pamela Legg
  • Elizabeth Nikolaeva
  • Daniel Smith

Superior Performance - Subfield Components:

Highest Cell Biology Scores

  • Ashley Dutton*
  • Aaron Endres
  • Celia Faiola*
  • Douglas Frye
  • Aaron Gilbertsen
  • Diana Hart*
  • Elizabeth Nikolaeva*
  • Daniel Smith*
  • Erich Wessel*

Highest Molecular Genetics Scores

  • Celia Faiola
  • Robert Jensen
  • Daniel Smith*

Highest Organismal Biology Scores

  • Christopher Aman*
  • Emily Bates*
  • Christopher Bell*
  • Kelly Brown*
  • Olivia Brown
  • Celia Faiola
  • Aaron Gilbertsen*
  • Diana Hart*
  • Robert Jensen
  • Pamela Legg
  • Cade Lillquist
  • Taylor McCormack
  • Elizabeth Nikolaeva*
  • Scott Palmer
  • Erich Wessel*
  • Andrea Yaley

Highest Population Biology, Ecology and Evolution Scores

  • Emily Bates*
  • Christopher Bell*
  • Kelly Brown
  • Christopher Emerson
  • Celia Faiola*
  • Diana Hart*
  • Brenna Hill

*Nationally ranked in the 95th Percentile
 

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Biology Student Awards
2007-2008

Dean's Scholars (Top 5% grade point average among graduates of the College of Sciences)

  • Cailin Groenenberg
  • Kelli Lackey

Recognition for Superior Performance on the 
Biology Major Field Assessment Test (MFAT)
Spring 2007 - Spring 2008

Major Field Assessment Test (MFAT) Performance - Top Overall Score

  • Earl Teeter

Major Field Assessment Test (MFAT) Performance - Highest Overall Scores

  • Paul Edwards
  • Dale Jansons
  • David Justus
  • Joshua Smith
  • Earl Teeter*

Superior Performance - Subfield Components:

Highest Cell Biology Scores

  • David Justus
  • Kelli Lackey*
  • Jamie Petersen
  • Joshua Smith
  • Earl Teeter*

Highest Molecular Genetics Scores

  • David Justus
  • Jacob Sheppard
  • Joshua Smith
  • Hillary Stock
  • Earl Teeter

Highest Organismal Biology Scores

  • Paul Edwards*
  • Devlin Forrester
  • Joshua Smith*
  • Earl Teeter*
  • Lindsay Thayer*

Highest Population Biology, Ecology and Evolution Scores

  • Paul Duke
  • Cailin Groenenberg
  • Dale Jansons*
  • Joshua Smith
  • Earl Teeter*

*Nationally ranked in the 95th Percentile
 

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Biology Student Awards
2006-2007

President's Scholar (Top 1% grade point average among graduates of the College of Sciences)

  • Tajinder Heer
  • Christopher Escott
  • Jugraj Singh
  • Grant Barker

Dean's Scholars (Top 5% grade point average among graduates of the College of Sciences)

  • Amy Berkley
  • Allison Edwards
  • Megan Jones
  • Amber Lenhart
  • Irina Lyamin
  • Erika Nelson
  • Laura Wright

2007-08 CWU Alumni Association Men and Women of the 50's Scholarship

  • Susan Belmont

2007-08 CWU Alumni Association Olive Irelan Scholarship

  • Celia Braun Faiola

SOURCE Undergraduate Oral Presentation Award

  • Skip McCoy

Recognition for Superior Performance on the 
Biology Major Field Assessment Test (MFAT)
Spring 2006 - Spring 2007

Major Field Assessment Test (MFAT) Performance - Highest Overall Score

  • Amy Berkley

Major Field Assessment Test (MFAT) Performance - Superior Performance for Overall Score

  • Amy Berkley
  • Erin Donahue
  • Philip Dougherty
  • Christopher Escott
  • Amber Lenhart
  • Jack Lester
  • Richard Maier

Superior Performance - Subfield Components:

Cell Biology (subscore 1)

  • Amy Berkley
  • Philip Dougherty
  • Katie Lantau
  • Amber Lenhart
  • Richard Maier
  • Jugraj Singh

Molecular Biology and Genetics (subscore 2)

  • Amy Berkley
  • Erin Donahue
  • Amber Lenhart
  • Angela Reid
  • Jugraj Singh

Organismal Biology (subscore 3)

  • Amy Berkley
  • Erin Donahue
  • Christopher Escott
  • Steven Hedrick
  • Tajinder Heer
  • Megan Jones
  • Cynthia Kellogg
  • Amber Lenhart
  • Jack Lester
  • Richard Maier
  • Nicholas McBride
  • Casey Pearson
  • Zevin Stroum
  • Tyler Stuart
  • George Winner

Population Biology, Evolution, Ecology (subscore 4)

  • Stanley Cox
  • Philip Dougherty
  • Joseph Fry
  • Amy Iverson
  • Jack Lester
  • Richard Maier
  • Patrick McAfee
  • Casey Pearson
  • Matt Stilwater
  • George Winner

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Biology Student Awards
2005-2006

President's Scholar (Top 1% grade point average among graduates of the College of Sciences)

  • Lindy Mullen

Dean's Scholars (Top 5% grade point average among graduates of the College of Sciences)

  • Joshua Beu
  • Kelsey Ellis
  • Jennifer Lannoye
  • Michael Leadon
  • Lindsey Shank
  • Daniel Spiger

2006 Honors Convocation Speaker

  • Lindy Mullen

Academic Leadership Award - College of the Sciences

  • Jonathan Betz

2006-07 CWU Alumni Association Departmental Scholarship

  • Erika Nelson

2006-07 CWU Alumni Association Men and Women of the 50's Scholarship

  • Amy Berkley

Recognition for Superior Performance on the 
Biology Major Field Assessment Test (MFAT)
Spring 2005 - Spring 2006

Recognition for Superior Performance on the 
Biology Major Field Assessment Test 
Spring 2005 - Spring 2006

Major Field Assessment Test (MFAT) Performance - Highest Overall Score

  • Andrew Sobey

Major Field Assessment Test (MFAT) Performance - Superior Performance in One or More Subfields

  • Anna Aragon
  • Grant Barker
  • Rachel Blaisdell
  • Allison Edwards
  • Jamie Hemmer
  • Stephanie Maitem
  • Tyson Read
  • Andrew Sobey
  • Melissa Stone
  • Kristina Tenney

Distinguished Thesis - Department of Biology (nominated for CWU Distinguished Thesis Award)

  • Rhiannon Peery

SOURCE Awards: 2005-2006

Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation - Biology

  • Lindy Mullen

Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation - Biology

  • Amy Berkley

Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation - Chemistry

  • Nicole Paulk

Best Graduate Oral Presentation - Biology

  • Jeff Charbonneau

Best Graduate Oral Presentation - Resource Management

  • Danny Didricksen

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Recognition for Superior Performance on the 
Biology Major Field Assessment Test (MFAT)
Spring 2004 - Spring 2005


Special Recognition for Highest Overall Score:

  • Judson Moore

Superior Performance - Overall Exam:

  • Allison Dozier
  • Omar Gambito
  • Nicolas Miller
  • Judson Moore
  • Toby Sorenson-Bowers

Superior Performance - Subfield Components:

Cell Biology (subscore 1)

  • Chris Dziubek
  • Omar Gambito
  • Wade Helms
  • Nicole Paulk
  • Rachel Ramos
  • Gayle Smith
  • heresa Witkowski

Molecular Biology and Genetics (subscore 2)

  • Eric Dean
  • Wade Helms
  • Rachel Ramos

Organismal Biology (subscore 3)

  • Allison Dozier
  • Chris Dziubek
  • Ian Kittelson
  • Jordan Lusian
  • Nicolas Miller
  • Judson Moore
  • Brita Simonson
  • Nicole Sklors
  • Toby Sorenson-Bowers
  • James Wilson

Population Biology, Evolution, Ecology (subscore 4)

  • Paul Damkot
  • Nichole Davis
  • Eric Dean
  • Allison Dozier
  • Kelsey Ellis
  • Omar Gambito
  • Chad Greenfield
  • Jordan Lusian
  • Claire McKenna
  • Nicolas Miller
  • Judson Moore
  • Tyler Rice
  • Jessica Riesen
  • Toby Sorenson-Bowers

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