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NREM Student Scholarships in 2022

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The NREM department awarded 39 undergraduate and 14 graduate student scholarships in spring 2022. Most of these will be applied toward their school expenses beginning with Fall semester 2022. We very much appreciate the generous gifts of the donors who have provided these awards. Photos are of Awardees with Dr. Jim Ansley, NREM Department Head.

 

NREM Undergraduate Scholarships

NREM Undergraduate Scholarship Committee Members: Dr. Tim O’Connell (chair), Dr. Kevin Allen, Dr. Jim Ansley, Melissa Dunn, Misty Lewis, Dr. Scott Loss, and Trinity Perrin

 

Lew Meibergen Honorary Scholarship in Rangeland Management Recipients

This scholarship was established by Johnston Enterprises in 1995 in honor of Mr. Meibergen, a 1953 graduate of Oklahoma A&M, who also served as Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture 1963-66. The recipient is a qualified, full time NREM junior or senior with a study focus on rangeland management and reclamation.

 

Kendall Hays

Kendall is majoring in the Rangeland Ecology and Management Option.

 

Kendall Hays receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 


Thomas C. and Marie Jones Endowed Scholarship Recipients

This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior in NREM with a GPA at least 3.3. Must show leadership by participating in civic and/or campus organizations and have demonstrated an interest in the non-profit sector based on previous volunteer work, paid work experiences, or relevant completed course work.

 

Jerret Carpenter

Jerret is majoring in the Wildlife Biology Pre-Veterinary Option.

 

Jerret Carpenter receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 


Walker Forestry Merit Award Recipients

The Walker Merit Award was established by the Nat and Helen Walker estate. Nat Walker was a Forestry professor and an inspiration to many forestry students. The recipients are qualified, full-time freshmen, sophomores, or juniors in the NREM forestry option.

 

Coy Brewster

Coy is majoring in the Forest Ecology and Management Option.

 

Coy Brewster receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 

 

Nathan Stene

Nathan is majoring in the Forest Ecology and Management Option.

 

Nathan Stene receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 

 

Maddi Watts

Maddi is majoring in the Forest Ecology and Management Option.

 

Maddi Watts receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 


Weyerhaeuser Scholarship Recipients

Established in 1972 by the Weyerhaeuser Foundation, this scholarship is awarded to a qualified, full-time NREM undergraduate student with an option in Forest Ecology and Management.

 

Travis Reddout

Travis is majoring in the Forest Ecology and Management Option.

 

Travis Reddout receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 


A.A. and Mary Lue Sewell Award Recipients

The Sewell Award is presented annually to the outstanding upper-division NREM Wildlife or Fisheries major for achievement and involvement in career-related activities, academics, and work, in that order.

 

Erin O'Connor

Erin is majoring in the Wildlife Biology Pre-Veterinary Option.

 

Erin O'Connor receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 


Roque N. Nalley Memorial Scholarship Recipients

This scholarship was established in 2013 in memory of Roque Nalley who received his Bachelor’s degree in Forestry and Agriculture from OSU in 1977. The scholarship is awarded to a student with a GPA of at least 3.25. Selection preference is given to students majoring in the forestry option.

 

Zachary Pope

Zachary is majoring in the Forest Ecology and Management Option.

 

Zachary Pope receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 

 

Nathan Stene

Nathan is majoring in the Forest Ecology and Management Option.

 

Nathan Stene receiving his scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 


Faye Allene Rife Brown Foundation Summer Camp Scholarship Recipients

This scholarship was established by Faye Allene Brown, wife of Floyd Brown, who was in the first graduating class in forestry at OSU. The award was created to assist students with Summer Forestry Field Camp expenses. When camp could not be conducted due to Covid, the scholarship went to deserving undergraduate forestry students.

 

Mikayla Humphrey

Mikayla is majoring in the Forest Ecology and Management Option.

 

Mikayla Humphrey receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 

 

Joy Sand

 

Joy Sand receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 

 

Recipients Not Pictured

  • Savanna Hopkins
  • Jacob Seagraves
  • Sydny Hagar
  • Benjamin Moon
  • Katherine Norman
  • Anthony Robaudo
  • Riley Seagraves
  • Jade Simmons
  • Samantha Stephens

Matthew Allen Scheidt Endowed Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Matthew Scheidt earned a Bachelor’s degree in wildlife ecology in 2001. Honoring Matt’s life and love for OSU, his family created this scholarship that is awarded to an NREM junior or senior majoring in Wildlife Ecology and Management or Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology.

 

Ronie Loffelmacher

Ronie is majoring in the Wildlife Ecology and Management Option.

 

Ronie Loffelmacher receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 


Rigdon Memorial Scholarship Recipients

This scholarship memorializes Harry P. Rigdon, Oklahoma’s first Extension Forester who worked at OSU from 1940-1959. Established in 1982 by Rigdon’s sister Vera and his son Melvin, the scholarship is awarded to qualified NREM sophomores in the NREM forestry option.

 

Mikayla Humphrey

Mikayla is majoring in the Forest Ecology and Management Option.

 

Mikayla Humphrey receiving her scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 


M.K. & Roberta Roberts Family Scholarship Recipients

The Roberts Family ranched in the Seiling and Woodward area, emphasizing sound soil conservation and range management practices. The family endowed this scholarship in 2013 after many years of annual giving. The recipient must have a GPA at least 3.0 and be engaged in range pasture research.

 

Kendall Hays

Kendall is majoring in the Rangeland Ecology and Management Option.

 

Kendall Hays receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 


David M. and Debra C. Engle Endowment Fund Recipients

The Dave and Debra Engle Endowment, established in 2001, provides funds to be used for full-time NREM students majoring in the Rangeland Ecology and Management or Wildlife Ecology and Management option.

 

Paola Salazar

 

Paola Salazar receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 


Glen R. Durrell Forestry Alumni Scholarship Recipients

This scholarship was established by the Forestry Alumni Association to memorialize Glen R. Durrell, the first Department Head and professor of the OSU Forestry Department. Durrell exhibited an untiring commitment to the development of professionalism and excellence in forestry students. The award is given to the outstanding senior forestry student based on scholarship, character, and potential for leadership.

 

Emily Seiler

Emily is majoring in the Forest Ecology and Management Option.

 

Emily Seiler receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 


David M. and Merna Jo Robinson Undergraduate Forestry Scholarship Recipients

Established in 1991 by OSU Forestry faculty, alumni, and friends, this award honors Dr. Dave Robinson for 29 years of dedicated and enthusiastic service to the Forestry Department and forestry profession. The award recognizes a senior who has demonstrated special achievement not solely related to academic performance, and including professional development and activity, and involvement outside the classroom.

 

Joseph Hogan

Joseph is majoring in the Forest Ecology and Management Option.

 

Joseph Hogan receiving a schlolarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 

 

The award includes an assortment of forestry field gear needed for forest measurements and timber cruising. Here we present Mr. Hogan formally and “in gear.”

 

Joseph Hogan in forest measurement and timber cruising gear receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 


Don Miller Scholarship in Forestry Recipients

This scholarship was donated from the Don L. Miller Estate in 2017. It is to be distributed to NREM undergraduates enrolled in the forest ecology and management option.

 

Claire Anderson

Clair is majoring in the Forest Ecology and Management Option.

 

Claire Anderson receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 

 

Jackson Russell

Jackson is majoring in the Forest Ecology and Management Option.

 

Jackson Russell receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 

 

Renee Schuette

Renee is majoring in the Forest Ecology and Management Option.

 

Renee Schuette receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 

 

Not Pictured

  • Garrett Swearington

Fleming Award in Natural Resource Ecology and Management Recipients

Mr. Joseph Fleming directed his trust to support agriculture schools in the various states in which he acquired properties. Students majoring in NREM with a successful academic record are eligible to receive this scholarship.

 

Evan Price

Evan is majoring in the Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology Option.

 

Evan Price receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 

 

Olivia Horton

Olivia is majoring in the Wildlife Biology Pre-Veterinary Option.

 

Olivia Horton receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 

 

Carly Herndon

Carly is majoring in the Wildlife Ecology and Management Option.

 

Carly Herndon receving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 

 

Mackenzie Hiberd

Mackenzie is majoring in the Wildlife Ecology and Management Option.

 

Mackenzie Hiberd receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 

 

Not Pictured

  • Clayton Morris

Joe Meibergen Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Joe Meibergen served as Vice President of Johnston Grain Company for over 40 years. This scholarship was created to exemplify his many years of dedicated service to the company and was first awarded in 1995. The recipient should be a full-time NREM undergraduate student with a study focus on rangeland management and reclamation.

 

Not Pictured

  • Sean Thane

Farrell F. Copelin Scholarship Recipients

Farrell Copelin was an OSU graduate and served as Director of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (1969-1972). This scholarship was established for a full-time NREM wildlife undergraduate who demonstrates a passion and commitment for wildlife conservation.

 

Not Pictured

  • Laurel Regan

Floyd Brown/Roger Erwin Scholarship Recipients

This scholarship was established by the estates of Floyd Brown and Roger Erwin, OSU Forestry alumni. The recipient must exhibit potential for completion of the NREM forestry degree option at Oklahoma State University.

 

Not Pictured

  • Richard Grossman

Jarman Outstanding Fisheries Scholarship Recipients

This award recognizes an NREM undergraduate student enrolled in the Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology option. The student must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and be actively involved with the student chapter of the American Fisheries Society or in other professional activities.

 

Not Pictured

  • Abigail Johns

NREM Graduate Scholarships 2022

NREM Graduate Scholarship Committee Members: Dr. Gail Wilson (co-chair), Dr. Rod Will (co-chair), and Dr. Jim Ansley

 

Afanasiev Distinguished Graduate Scholarship Recipients

Eugenia Afanasiev established this fund in 1982 to honor her late husband, Dr. Michel Afanasiev, a professor in the forestry department at OSU, and his forestry profession. The recipient must be working in or accepted in a graduate degree program that is focused on forestry research.

 

Antigone Burke

 

Antigone Burke receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 

 

Josh Everett

 

Josh Everett receving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 

 

Not Pictured

  • Cady Greenslit

Outstanding Fisheries Graduate Student Scholarship Recipients

This award recognizes special achievement in academics, research, and involvement in departmental, university, or professional activities by a graduate student in NREM focused on fisheries research. Eligible students must be active in the American Fisheries Society.

 

Joe Dittmer

 

Joe Dittmer receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 

 

Alex Vaisvil

 

Alex Vaisvil receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 


Sally Jo Bible Scholarship Recipients

This award was established through a donation from Mrs. Sally Jo Bible to support a graduate student in NREM conducting research in forestry and the management of wildlife and natural resources.

 

Benjamin Kelly

 

Benjamin Kelly receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 

 

Tanner Scholton

 

Tanner Scholton receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 

 

Tian Zhang

 

Tian Zhang receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 


Buck and C.A. Aldrich Endowed Fellowship Recipients

This fund was established in 2013 by Carla Aldrich in memory of her parents, Buck and Catherine Ann, who both attended Oklahoma A&M. The Aldrich Fellowship recipient should be engaged in the study of wildlife management and conservation, game management and/or invasive species and their applications to agriculture.

 

Bailey Kleeberg

 

Bailey Kleeberg receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 

 

Ally Valdez

 

Ally Valdez receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 


Vandiver L. "Buster" Childs Graduate Scholarship Recipients

This fund was established in 2020 by Dr. Dara Childs in honor of his brother, Vandiver L. ”Buster” Childs who received his undergraduate degree in forestry from Oklahoma State University. It is to be awarded to an NREM graduate student who is conducting research in the topic area of forest wildlife.

 

Molly Koeck

 

Molly Koeck receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 


Williams Distinguished Graduate Fellowship (DGF) Scholarship Recipients

Ferguson College provides funding for DGF scholarships. Recipients must complete 6 or more credit hours of graduate level or higher classes during the fall and spring semesters of each academic year or be making satisfactory progress towards their degree.

 

Elizabeth Haymaker

 

Elizabeth Haymaker receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 

 

Landon Neumann

 

Landon Neumann receiving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

 

 

Aisha Sams

 

Aisha Samas receving a scholarship from Dr. Jim Ansley.

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