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Outstanding Senior of the Year Nomination Guidelines

1. Standalone Degree Programs

For department degree programs: Animal Sciences, Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles, Human Development, School of Food Science, School of the Environment, and School of Economic Sciences please follow the criteria below:

Award Eligibility

Each CAHNRS department may select an outstanding senior for each major/option in their program. This is an internal selection process which is not facilitated by Academic Programs.

Nomination Guidelines

Students selected by their department must complete the Standalone Program: Standalone Program Outstanding Senior Award Nomination Form
It is the responsibility of the department to send the form electronically to Alanna Ellis in Academic Programs, acellis@wsu.edu.

Selection Process

Each CAHNRS department selects their Outstanding Senior(s) and must notify Alanna Ellis in Academic Programs, acellis@wsu.edu, of the selections by emailing the completed Outstanding Senior Form(s).

Award Announcement

The winner will be announced at the CAHNRS Honors Awards Banquet. If you have any questions about these processes, please contact Alanna acellis@wsu.edu.

2. Interdisciplinary Degree Programs

For majors in Agricultural and Food Systems and Integrated Plant Sciences, please follow the criteria listed below:

Award Eligibility

-Student must be in senior standing (+90 credits) -Student must have a 3.0 GPA or above -Student must be in the top 25% (based on GPA) in their major. Colette Casavant, AFS/IPS Academic Coordinator, will invite qualified students to apply.

Nomination Guidelines

Identified students must complete the AFS and IPS Degree Programs Outstanding Senior Award Application

It is the responsibility of the student to send the form electronically to Alanna acellis@wsu.edu. Alanna will forward nominations for each major to the appropriate chair for the selection process.

Selection Process

Each department will use their established process to select the outstanding senior in each AFS or IPS major, and forward that information on to Alanna acellis@wsu.edu.

Award Announcement

The winners will be announced at CAHNRS Honors. If you have any questions about these processes, please contact Alanna Ellis acellis@wsu.edu.