MSU natural resource students honored for leadership, academics
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The Department of Sustainable Bioproducts at Mississippi State University, as a part of the College of Forest Resources (CFR), recently honored its remarkable students during the annual spring Student Awards Ceremony. The department is the sole nationally accredited educational program in the state aimed at cultivating future leaders in the field of natural resources.
CFR graduates enjoy a high employment rate across the U.S. and Mississippi, contributing to an industry that offers nearly 70,000 jobs and injects an economic impact of $13.12 billion into the state's economy. The following students received accolades at the event:
- Madeline Gnann, a sustainable bioproducts undergraduate student from Shreveport, LA, was given the Sophomore Academic Achievement Award.
- Benjamin Wiley, a sustainable bioproducts undergraduate student from Starkville, MS, received the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award.
- Aleria Story, a sustainable bioproducts master's student from Starkville, MS, was bestowed with the Outstanding Graduate Students Award at the Master's Level.
- Zack Palm, a sustainable bioproducts undergraduate student from Canton, MS, received the Senior Academic Achievement Award.
- Alhassan Ibrahim, a sustainable bioproducts doctoral student from Starkville, MS, was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Students Award at the Ph.D. Level.
The high employment rate of CFR graduates throughout the U.S. and in Mississippi emphasizes the quality of education and training offered at the university.