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2022 Seniors of Distinction

Each year, the Ferguson College of Agriculture recognizes students for their involvement and contributions to the college as well as academic excellence during their college experience. Students are recognized for their commitment to academics, research, leadership and service.


The Louis and Betty Gardner Outstanding Senior Award is the highest award given to a senior in the Ferguson College of Agriculture. The Outstanding Senior receives a bronze sculpture and a scholarship. In addition, the Outstanding Senior represents the Ferguson College of Agriculture by wearing an orange cap and gown as the college gonfalon carrier at commencement. This award is supported by an endowment established by Brent and Kent Gardner, both previous recipients of the award, in honor of their parents, Louis and Betty.


Of the 20 Seniors of Distinction listed below, four were also honored with the Dean's Award of Excellence.


**Outstanding Senior
*Dean's Award of Excellence

Phoebe Austerman


Oklahoma City

Dalee Barrick

Agricultural communications and agribusiness

Waurika, Oklahoma

Kaylyn Branen

Animal science and agricultural communications

Collinsville, Oklahoma

Kinzie Burtrum

Animal science

Stillwater, Oklahoma

Cameron Catrett*

Food science and animal science

Luverne, Alabama

Jade Edwards

Animal science

Hamilton, Kansas

Hailey Freeman

Natural resource ecology and management

Bixby, Oklahoma

Emily Gerstenkorn

Animal science and agricultural communications

Waco, Texas

Ashley Gin*

Oklahoma CityBiochemistry and molecular biology

Amarie Griffeth*

Agricultural communications and agribusiness

Cushing, Oklahoma

Devin Griffith

Agricultural communications

Williams, California

Bobby Marchy

Agricultural communications

Ceres, California

Audrey Ochsner

Agricultural communications

Stillwater, Oklahoma

Jack Palla

Animal science and agribusiness

Clovis, New Mexico

Halle Roper

Agribusiness and agricultural communications

Asbury, Missouri

Madelyn Scott*

Food science

Lawton, Oklahoma

Claire Sheppard

Plant and soil sciences

Biggs, California

Leslie Smith**

Agribusiness and animal science

Mutual, Oklahoma

Bree Taylor


Kingfisher, Oklahoma

Xin Mei Teng

Food science

Puchong, Malaysia

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