Outstanding Undergraduate Seniors

To celebrate the hard work, dedication and achievements of graduating seniors, every semester we recognize Outstanding Seniors from each of our majors, environmental science and sustainable plant systems.


College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Outstanding Seniors

Who are the CALS Outstanding Seniors?

One student from each major in CALS, nominated by their department, is awarded a plaque and honored at a luncheon every semester. These are University of Arizona students who go above and beyond in their volunteer work, research and internships to make a difference on campus and in the local community. Then, one student is selected as the winner of the CALS Oustanding Seniors.

Past CALS Outstanding Seniors

Fall 2020

  • Brenna Bourque, Environmental Sciences
  • Sean Sylvia, Sustainable Plant Systems

Spring 2020

  • Casey Gajewski, Sustainable Plant Systems
  • Hannah "Rae" Pickens, Environmental Science

Fall 2019

  • Nicholas (Nick) Buchanan, Environmental Science
  • Jalen Sanford, Sustainable Plant Systems

Spring 2019

  • Christian Galindo, Sustainable Plant Systems
  • Lia Ossanna, Environmental Science

Fall 2018

  • Melisa (Mely) Bohlman, Environmental Science
    • winner of CALS Outstanding Senior
  • Brian Blue, Sustainable Plant Systems

Spring 2018

  • Preston Kramer, Sustainable Plant Systems
    • winner of CALS Outstanding Senior
  • Courtney Pijanowski, Environmental Science

Fall 2017

  • Ivsa Flores, Environmental Science
  • Cyrus Smith, Sustainable Plant Systems

Spring 2017

  • Jason DeLeeuw, Sustainable Plant Systems
  • Trevor Ledbetter, Environmental Science
    • winner of CALS Outstanding Senior

Fall 2016

  • Kalli Harshman, Sustainable Plant Systems
  • Natalie Robbins, Environmental Science