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Four FST students named a 2022 CFAES Distinguished Senior

March 23, 2022

Twenty-six seniors have received the most prestigious undergraduate award at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

The Distinguished Senior Award honors top graduating seniors on the Ohio State Columbus campus who exemplify the CFAES mission in areas such as academics and scholarship, research and innovation, service and involvement, and influence and leadership.

“The 2022 recipients are our future innovators and leaders who have already made an impact within the academic environment at this university and beyond,” said Steven Neal, CFAES professor and associate dean for academic programs. 

Students selected to represent the Department of Food Science and Technology are: 
Meegan Gould, Food Science and Technology, Cincinnati, Ohio
Thania Ortiz Santiago, Food Science and Technology, Toa Alta, Puerto Rico
Lydia Tantalo, Food Science and Technology, Manlius, New York
Emily Thimmes, Food Science and Technology, Piqua, Ohio

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s recognition of the CFAES Distinguished Seniors will occur on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, via a YouTube Premiere video beginning at 7 p.m. on the Ohio State—College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences YouTube channel. Vice President for Agricultural Administration and CFAES Dean Cathann A. Kress will recognize award recipients during this special event.

“Because the safety of our community is our top priority, we will gather virtually,” Neal said. “However, this honor and these 26 students remain an important focus of our college. Their commitment to their education and dedication to their time as an undergraduate student will be recognized via social media, professional networking platforms, and the YouTube Premiere video.” 
Click here to view the video.