Dave Furlow 2018 UHP Grad

2021 UHP Graduates Receive Campus Awards

Each year, the academic colleges recognize undergraduate students who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in academics, research, and leadership. Several members of the UHP Class of 2021 have been recognized for their achievements and contributions during their time at UC Davis. 

College of Agriculture & Environmental Science 

The CA&ES awarded eight outstanding students who demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in areas of academic excellence, distinctive leadership and community or public service. Three UHP students were recognized. Claire Chapman, who is graduating with a degree in global disease biology, is the 2021 recipient of the College Medal for scholastic excellence. Elizabeth Anderson, who is graduating with a degree in animal science, and Landin Noland, who is graduating with a degree in ecological management and restoration, both received the 2021 Dean’s Circle Award for outstanding academics and community service. 

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College of Engineering 

Kathryn Tarver who is graduating with a B.S. in biological systems engineering is this year’s recipient of the M.S. Ghausi Medal, the College of Engineering’s highest honor for undergraduates. This medal recognizes one graduating senior each year for scholastic excellence and leadership during their undergraduate career. Over the past four years, Kathryn has fostered a love of machines in the biological and agricultural engineering (BAE) shop and has worked to create a community of women in STEM by founding the Women Machinists' Club at UC Davis. 

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College of Biological Sciences

Naomi A. Murray, who is graduating with a degree in evolution, ecology and biodiversity, received several awards for academic excellence, research, and service during her undergraduate career. She has been awarded the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research/Dean Keith Simonton Prize, CBS Undergraduate Student of The Year, CBS Distinguished Scholar Award for Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity, and the CBS Outstanding Senior Award. 

Several UHP students also received CBS Distinguished Scholar Awards for academic excellence with their major. Iris Juanico was recognized for biochemistry, molecular, cellular, developmental biology. Noah Marx received the award for cell biology and Nasim Zeighami for genetics & genomics. Yasameen Farahvash, Lauren Ford, Jed Keenan Obra, Anysa Razaghzadeh, Mukul Sharda, and Camille Tenyenhuis all received the award for neurobiology, physiology, and behavior.

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