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Each year, students in the Cornell CALS Department of Animal Science are recognized for their academic performance and contributions to their field of research or the Cornell programs that they are a part of. This year's recipients lead the way toward a bright future for animal-based agriculture and animal science.

CALS Academic Excellence Awards

Academic Excellence in Animal Science:

  • Andie Jian '22
  • Melissa Vogellus '22

Livestock Scholarship Award

The Cornell University Livestock Fund is an endowment established through $10 contributions from the sale of each Cornell Sheep Program blanket. The purpose of the fund is to recognize outstanding undergraduate students with an interest in domestic farm livestock that is demonstrated by work experiences, course program, academic performance and activity in undergraduate student organizations.

  • Milan Broughton '24
  • Daniel Kasin
  • Sydney Smith '22

Morrison Award

The Morrison Award is given in memory of Frank Morrison who was a leader in livestock nutrition research and made tremendous impacts on the U.S. livestock industries through his work and chairmanship of the Department of Animal Science.  The award is given each year to juniors and seniors majoring in Animal Science who have excelled in academics (3.5 and greater), research (Honors Program) and leadership roles in Animal Science undergraduate organizations.

  • Noel Acor '23
  • Colin Detrick '23
  • Caroline Lafferty '23
  • Makenna Ramsay '23
  • Courtney Baird '23
  • Helena Echenique '23
  • Matthias Lai '23
  • Carmen Salpekar '23
  • Tiffany Bellissimo '23
  • Ellen Finch '23
  • Ziling Liu '23
  • Sydney Sill '23
  • Julia Bledsoe '23
  • Brandon Garcia '23
  • Dana Matusewicz '23
  • Kiana Silver '23
  • Katelyn Cadwallader '23
  • Caroline Goldstein '23
  • Mani Mayers '23
  • Amy Stabell '23
  • Julia Charochak '23
  • Brianna Green '23
  • Zack Middaugh '23
  • Olivia Tucker '23
  • Lydia Chittenden '23
  • Isabel Hall '23
  • Maxwell Pardon '23
  • Meghan Van Althuis '23
  • Ava Ciaccia '23
  • Abigail Hsu '23
  • Yuna Park '23
  • Blake Wadsworth '23
  • Nika Cooley '23
  • Manqing Jin '23
  • Ian Porras '23
  • Tim Wu '23
  • David Dayan '23
  • Daniel Kasin '23
  • Raena Prude '23
  • Evan Zhang '23
  • Talia Aley '22
  • Robert Forlano '22
  • Emma Kindig '22
  • Amanda Nasser '22
  • Catherine Andreadis '22
  • Isabel Frabotta '22
  • Amanda Lazar '22
  • Noah Russo '22
  • Hannah Braun '22
  • Alina Galyon '22
  • Aidan Lee '22
  • Caitlin Russotti '22
  • RaeAnne Carpenter '22
  • Rachel Giordano '22
  • Sunny Levitis '22
  • Shinyee Su '22
  • Travis Covitz '22
  • Allen Graulich '22
  • Laura Littrell '22
  • Niya Tartaglia '22
  • Patrick Cruz '22
  • Samantha Greenspun '22
  • Regina Martinez '22
  • Catherine Thrasher '22
  • Emma Davis '22
  • Liv Halvorsen '22
  • Sara Mayer '22
  • Melissa Vogellus '22
  • Alexander Dawson '22
  • Grace Harrigan '22
  • Jada Miles '22
  • Ariella Walker '22
  • Sage Demopoulos '22
  • Annaliese Hines '22
  • Maria Morelli '22
  • Whitney Wright '22
  • Paige Deppe '22
  • Andie Jian '22
  • Michael Mulqueen '22
  • Onsang Yau '22
  • Ian Ellis '22
  • Colin Kadis '22

Raptor Program Award

This certificate and gift are awarded in recognition of exceptional dedication and service to the Cornell Raptor Program. The award recognizes efforts to support the care and maintenance of the Cornell raptor collection, mentor other students, and promote the conservation of birds of prey through public education, rehabilitation, and captive breeding.

  • Ariella Walker '22
  • Anabel Sanchez '22
  • Kelsey Levine '22
  • Sara Mayer '22
  • Ian Ellis '22
  • Mais Edwards '22
  • Kasey Laurent, Ph.D. '22
  • Jennifer Pichurin '22
  • Maria Morelli '22
  • Emma Kindig '22

Candidates for Graduation with Distinction in Research

  • Catherine Andreadis '22
  • Hannah Braun '22
  • Travis Covitz '22
  • Alina Gaylon '22
  • Samantha Greenspun '22
  • Annaliese Hines '22
  • Michael Mulqueen '22

American Dairy Science Association (ADSA)

Students must be enrolled in a four-year curriculum offered by a Department of Animal or Dairy Science. Students must be members of ADSA, active in a dairy science club and rank in the top 25% of their respective classes. Names of the recipients will be published in the Journal of Dairy Science.

  • Tyler Harker '24
  • Danielle Kerrick '24
  • Allison Kozak '24
  • Nika Rice '24
  • Libby Swatling '24
  • Leon Zhang '24
  • Daeden Gordon-Somers-Archer '24
  • Courtney Baird '23
  • Julia Charochak '23
  • Lydia Chittenden '23
  • Ellen Finch '23
  • Isabel Hall '23
  • Caroline Lafferty '23
  • Raena Prude '23
  • Blake Wadsworth '23
  • Abigail Wratten '23
  • Morgan DePue '22
  • Allen Graulich '22
  • Grace Harrigan '22
  • Annaliese Hines '22
  • Colin Kadis '22
  • Laura Littrell '22
  • Lucas Smith '22
  • Cat Thrasher '22

Gavalchin Mentoring Award

This award was created to honor Dr. Jerrie Gavalchin’s contributions and celebrate the generous spirit of mentorship that she embodied. Dr. Jerrie Gavalchin was many things to our department and had a profound impact through advising and mentoring of undergraduate students, especially those focused on gaining entrance into a school of veterinary medicine. Jerrie was passionate and unwavering in her advocacy for and sincerity in making sure every student had the support they needed in any form, at any time, and under just about any circumstance. She made it her mission to ensure as many of her advisees gained entrance into veterinary school or achieved whatever goal they had set for themselves. And she was genuine about all of it. 

  • Shawn Johnson '22

Mike Thonney Memorial Award

In recognition of the late Dr. Mike Thonney's lasting contributions to the Cornell CALS Department of Animal Science, this memorial award is presented to a junior or senior majoring in animal science with a focus on livestock management, with a preference for interests in sheep.

  • Rachel Giordano '22

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