2016 Outstanding Senior Awards Recipients

The 2016 Outstanding Seniors were recognized at the 2016 Celebration of Students, an annual student-run event which celebrates student achievements.

2016 COS Program  

 

Devon AlexanderDevon Alexander

Academic Unit: Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership

Major: Agricultural Communication

Hometown: Anna, Ohio

My favorite memory is cheering on the Buckeyes at 12 of their 15 games during the 2014 season, including the Big Ten Championship, Sugar Bowl and National Championship.
 

Jared Ashworth Jared Ashworth

Academic Unit: Department of Animal Sciences

Major: Animal Sciences

Hometown: Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Celebrating the beginning of Beat Michigan Week by jumping into Mirror Lake—a well-known Ohio State tradition—each of my four undergraduate years.

 

John BolteJohn Bolte

Academic Unit: Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

Major: Agribusiness and Applied Economics

Hometown: Dublin, Ohio

My favorite memory as an Ohio State student was getting the opportunity to road trip to Dallas, Texas with thousands of my closest friends to watch our football team bring home the National Championship!

 

Jordam BonhamJordan Bonham

Academic Unit: Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership

Major: Agricultural Communication

Hometown: Washington Court House, Ohio

Since I can’t fit them all in one sentence, I will say the countless opportunities I’ve had to travel the country and world to represent Ohio State in various clubs and organizations.
 

Amy EngelBrecht Amy EngelBrecht

Academic Unit: Department of Animal Sciences

Major: Animal Sciences

Hometown: Springfield, Ohio

My favorite memory from my time here at OSU is going on safari in South Africa with some of my classmates as a part of the Exotic Animal Behavior and Welfare study abroad program.

 

Michael EstockMichael Estock

Academic Unit: Department of Animal Sciences

Major: Animal Sciences

Hometown: Beloit, Ohio

My favorite Ohio State memory is going to the Sugar Bowl in 2015 and watching Ohio State beat Alabama!

 

Shelby FaulknerShelby Faulkner

Academic Unit: Department of Arts and Science and Business Technologies

Major: Agriscience Education

Hometown: Urbana, Ohio

My favorite memory from my time at OSU is participating in the Honduras community development and delivery study abroad program.

 

Rachel FladungRachel Fladung

Academic Unit: Department of Animal Sciences

Major: Animal Sciences

Hometown: Hamilton, Ohio

My favorite memory at Ohio State would be the day that I was linked into the SPHINX Senior Honorary, when I joined 23 other students in their dedication to OSU and gained new friends that love OSU as much as I do.

 

Colton HarstineColton Harstine

Academic Unit: Department of Animal Sciences

Major: Animal Sciences

Hometown: Dundee, Ohio

Whether working at events or just hanging out with people around the house, my greatest memories come from Delta Theta Sigma.

 

Holden HutchinsonHolden Hutchinson

Academic Unit: Department of Animal Sciences

Major: Animal Sciences

Hometown: Saint Paris, Ohio

My favorite Ohio State memory would be participating in the CFAES Ambassador Team enrichment trip to California last spring. My favorite highlight from this trip was climbing to the top of a waterfall at Yosemite National Park with some of my fellow ambassadors.

 

Gary Klopfenstein Gary Klopfenstein

Academic Unit: Department of Agricultural and Engineering Technologies

Major: Sustainable Plant Systems: Agronomy

Hometown: Haviland, Ohio

My favorite OSU memory is taking the skills and experiences I have gained through my college education and helping younger students succeed.

 

Shyla KreagerShyla Kreager

Academic Unit: Department of Animal Sciences

Major: Animal Sciences

Hometown: Newark, Ohio

My favorite memory from my time at OSU was traveling to Tanzania and teaching the kids there how to chant OH-IO!

 

Taylor KruseTaylor Kruse

Academic Unit: Department of Animal Sciences

Major: Animal Sciences

Hometown: Wauseon, Ohio

My favorite memory from OSU would have to be hiking the Vernon Falls trail in Yosemite National Park with some of my fellow college ambassadors on our spring break enrichment trip.

 

Antoinette Metzler Antoinette Metzler

Academic Unit: Department of Animal Sciences

Major: Animal Sciences

Hometown: Califon, New Jersey

As an out-of-state student unfamiliar with Buckeye football, I will never forget walking out of my dorm room before the first game and seeing a sea of fans all decked out in OSU gear and thinking wow, this place is awesome.
 

Emily Ratliff Emily Ratliff

Academic Unit: Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

Major: Agribusiness and Applied Economics

Hometown: Greenfield, Ohio

My favorite OSU memory was the Agribusiness Club trip to New Orleans where we toured agribusinesses throughout southern Louisiana.

 

Brooke Rieke SchanowskiBrooke Rieke Schanowski

Academic Unit: Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership

Major: Agricultural Communication

Hometown: Winfield, Illinois

My favorite memory is linking arms with my roommates during the 2013 Indiana game and singing Carmen Ohio while snowflakes slowly fell from the sky. #WintersCold #HowFirmThyFriendship
 

Ryan SchwynRyan Schwyn

Academic Unit: Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Major: Agricultural Engineering

Hometown: Marysville, Ohio

My favorite Ohio State memory is exploring the state of California and discovering what California agriculture is like with the CFAES ambassador team.
 

Demi SniderDemi Snider

Academic Unit: Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership

Major: Agricultural Communication

Hometown: Kenton, Ohio

Favorite memory: Helping start the Collegiate Cattlewomen’s Club at Ohio State and promoting the beef industry campus-wide through Buckeyes4Beef advocacy event on the oval
 

Christine SnowdenChristine Snowden

Academic Unit: Department of Animal Sciences

Major: Animal Sciences

Hometown: Johnstown, Ohio

My favorite Ohio State memory is the first time I sat in the student section at a football game. Ohio State football is very important to my family, it was nice to finally feel like a full Buckeye in the Shoe while enjoying the game with my fellow students.
 

Rachel TownsleyRachel Townsley

Academic Unit: Department of Food Science and Technology

Major: Food Science and Technology

Hometown: Urbana, Ohio

My favorite OSU memory is studying abroad for six weeks in Brazil. I learned so much in and out of the classroom, met amazing people, and had an experience different from anything I’d ever known.