CAFES Student Awards


Outstanding Senior Awards

On May 4, 2021, the college announced its 2020-21 student leadership awards via a virtual ceremony. See a list of award winners below and click here to watch a recording of the Zoom event. Congratulations to all of our amazing students!

Contributions to the Objectives and Public Image of the University 

Charlotte Miranda, environmental earth and soil sciences 

Contributions to the Objectives and Public Image of the College

Marley Sollecito, agricultural business 

Service to the Off-Campus Community

Pauline Sy, environmental earth and soil sciences 

Academic Excellence (Senior with the highest cumulative GPA)

Evan Cosgrove, animal science 

Diversity & Inclusion Award

Gissel Neri-Corcoles, agricultural science 

Louis H. and Stella Soares Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture 

Hayley Fernandes, dairy science


Club Awards

CAFES Council Rep of the Year

Sophia Marquez, Cal Poly Logging Club

Large Club of the year

Los Lecheros Dairy Club

Small Club of the year

CAFES Ambassadors


Winners of the 2021 CAFES Spring Student Research Symposium

Graduate Students:

1st: Valerie Lavenberg, “Enzyme Assisted Aqueous Extraction of Oil from the Valorization of Tomato Seeds”

2nd: Mieko Temple, "Promoting a Metabolically Beneficial Gut Microbiome in Broilers via Antibiotic Alternatives"

3rd:  Jack Koster, "Enhanced Integration of Verticillium Wilt Management Practices in Strawberry"

Undergraduate Students:

1st:  June Murray and Terra Bilhorn, "California Land Management:  An Overview of Pacific Crest Trail Thru-hiker Perspective"

2nd:  Alexandra Ulans, "Nutritional Value of Black Soldier Fly Larval Meal for Broiler Chickens"

3rd:  Olivia Niederer, "Mycorrhizae and Soil Health in California Lemon Orchards"

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