The former CFAES Outstanding Senior Award has been restructured as the CFAES Distinguished Senior Award, to be awarded for the first time in March 2019.
The former CFAES Outstanding Senior Awards recognized students who:
- excelled throughout their undergraduate experience (within and outside the classroom) in the areas of academics, service, and influence
- could articulate how their experiences and accomplishments prepared them to enter their profession and become a contributing member to meet ever-changing professional challenges and societal needs
- demonstrated growth, as students and future professionals, through accomplishments made within their department, college, university, community, and future profession
Award winners were selected through a competitive, self-nomination process, and were evaluated by the Award Selection Panel, comprised of faculty from each unit in the College. The Panel looked for excellence in individuals who demonstrated personal and professional growth in the areas of academic scholarship, student organization leadership, and involvement in the university and the broader community.