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
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
Winners of the 2021 CAFES Spring Student Research Symposium
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"
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"