West Virginia University’s Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences has named its outstanding seniors for the 2002-03 academic year. They are: Petra P. Meier , Division of Animal and Veterinary Sciences; Jill A. Kloss , Division of Family and Consumer Sciences; Megan E. Jones , Division of Forestry; Daniel N. Liston , Division of Plant and Soil Sciences; and Thomas J. Swisher , Division of Resource Management.
Meier, a biochemistry major from Fort Covington, N.Y., is active in Collegiate 4-H, FFA , the Block and Bridle Club, Livestock Judging Team and the Collegiate Quadrathalon. She is a member of Sigma Alpha, Mountain Honorary, Golden Key International Honors Society, Helvetia Sophomore National Honorary, Chimes Junior Honorary and Gamma Sigma Delta, the Honorary Society of Agriculture. Meier was also active in WVU ’s Honors Program. While at WVU , she received the Mary Lee and William Dwight Martin Scholarship, the Bob and Betty Maxwell Scholarship, the Davis-Michael Pre-Veterinary Medicine Scholarship and the Livestock Judging Tuition Waiver. She will begin veterinary school at the University of Guelph in the fall.
Kloss, a human nutrition and foods major from Wheeling, is a member of the American, West Virginia,and WVU Student Dietetic Associations, serving as president of the WVU chapter. She has been honored with membership in Gamma Sigma Delta, Phi Upsilon Omicron and Golden Key. Active in the WVU Honors Program, Kloss has completed internships with a child nutrition program in Wheeling and served as a program educator with the United States Department of Agriculture. Kloss will pursue her master’s degree at WVU .
Jones, a wildlife and fisheries resources major from Mt. Airy, Md., has been included on the W VU President’s List. Active in the Wildlife Society, she has also been a member of Gamma Sigma Delta and Xi Sigma Pi. She is a recipient of the Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences Alumni Association Scholarship. During her time at WVU , she has volunteered with the Cougar Foundation, the Mountain Lion Sanctuary, hunting and fishing programs for youth and the Piney Run Nature Camp. She will begin studies for a graduate degree in wildlife and fisheries at WVU in the fall.
Liston, an environmental protection major from Kingwood, has consistently made the WVU President’s and Dean’s lists. He is the recipient of the West Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Society Scholarship, the West Virginia Pest Control Operators Association Scholarship and the West Virginia Leadership Scholarship. While attending WVU , he completed an internship with the Friends of Decker’s Creek.
Swisher, a landscape architecture major from Brackenridge, Pa., is active in the Student Society of Landscape Architects and received an Honor Award from the West Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He received the RGS Landscape Architecture Scholarship, worked with WVU ’s innovative Community Design Team and completed an internship with a landscape architecture firm in Pittsburgh. His senior project was a master plan for Point State Park in Pittsburgh, proposing a rejuvenation of the site to better accommodate multiple uses.
Davis College outstanding seniors are selected by faculty in each of the five academic divisions. The students were honored at the College’s Honors Convocation in April.