West Virginia University’s Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences has named its outstanding seniors for the 2005-06 academic year.
They are: Erika Alt, Division of Animal and Veterinary Sciences; Bridget Crokus, Division of Forestry and Natural Resources; Jamon Goodrich, Division of Plant and Soil Sciences; Sarah Regula , Division of Resource Management; and Dea Simpson, Division of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Alt , an animal and veterinary sciences major from Maysville, transferred to WVU after earning her associate’s degree from Potomac State College of WVU . She has received the Outstanding Senior Award from Gamma Sigma Delta, the honor society for agriculture, and completed the Davis-Michael Scholars Program. She was the recipient of the Promise Scholarship and the WVU Alumni Scholarship. Alt will attend veterinary school at The Ohio State University.
Crokus , a wildlife and fisheries resources major from Reno, Nev., has served as president and historian of the WVU chapter of the Wildlife Society, co-edited �€?The Cruiser,�€? the yearbook of the Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, and organized the Division’s annual fund-raising game dinner. She has also worked at the West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center and an on-call bat biologist for an environmental consulting firm. She will take a similar position a firm in Lexington , Ky.
Goodrich , of Kingwood, earned a double major in agronomy-crop science and horticulture with a minor in environmental microbiology. He received the Henry W. Miller Jr. Scholarship and completed an internship with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture as an invasive weed scout. He is considering pursuing a master’s degree in soil science at WVU .
Regula, an agribusiness management and rural development major from Brownfield , Pa. , has been active in a number of student organizations, including Block and Bridal, the Sigma Alpha Sorority, the nationally ranked WVU Poultry Judging Team, and the Davis College Student Ambassadors, a group that helps recruit new students to the school’s 19 undergraduate programs. She has completed internships with Perdue Farms, Inc. and the Nemacolin Equestrian Center . She has accepted a position with an agribusiness concern in Delaware .
Simpson , a child development and family studies major from Morgantown , has contributed significant community service while at WVU . She received the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2006 for her involvement with Disabilities Awareness Day, Stepping Stones, the Boys and Girls Club and American Heart Walk. She was a resident assistant for the Governor’s School for the Arts in 2004 and completed a minor in dance. She will pursue a master’s degree at WVU .