CLD 497 student Diana Parks discusses her project with Dr. Dyk and Shanna Morgan

Community and Leadership Development's Academic Showcase 2022

The CLD department recently held its annual Academic Showcase at the Longship Club at Kroger Field where the accomplishments of CLD and AgEd students as well as those graduating were celebrated.

During the event, CLD 497 students presented project posters and discussed the organizations they worked with during the semester.  The posters were reviewed/judged, and this contributes to their final grade in the capstone class. Agricultural Education graduating seniors also set up presentations based on their teaching assignments during the semester for attendees to view.

The primary purpose of the event is to celebrate the achievements of our students and to recognize all those graduating in 2022.  Awards are presented to outstanding students in 13 categories and each graduate is recognized and receives a certificate of completion from the department and a gift.

The Longship Club overlooking Kroger Field gave students, grads, and families a place and time to gather with classmates, family, faculty, and staff.  Some even brought their cap-n-gowns to get some group and individual photos against the stadium backdrop. 

Shanna Morgan - CLD Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Caleb Hickman - CLD Outstanding Thesis Award

Hunter-Anne Julian - CLD Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award

Gage Tucker - Agricultural Education Outstanding Freshman Award

Andrew Tungate - Agricultural Education Outstanding Sophomore Award

Michaela Carpenter - Agricultural Education Outstanding Junior Award

Lauren Schmitt - Agricultural Education Outstanding Senior Award

Gavin Cooper - CLD Outstanding Freshman Award

Elizabeth Browning - CLD Outstanding Sophomore Award

Molly Merchant - CLD Outstanding Junior Award

Matthew Denny - CLD Outstanding Senior Award (May/August)

Caroline Ellis - CLD Outstanding Senior Award (December)

Nathaniel Messer - Spirit of CLD Award