2022 Awards Ceremony Group Photo

Every year, our biology students and faculty make Ball State University the one to watch by securing grants, winning awards, publishing in scientific journals and earning scholarships. Here’s what our students and faculty have been up to in the last year.

Spring 2022
Morgan Adkins
Grace Alsop
Nisa Asghar
Andrew Barajas
Amanda Barrett
Emma Baughman
Emily Baumgardner
Matthew Bell
Julianna Bennett
Adam Betz
Matthew Boersma
Allison Bond
Abigail Bourne
Kennedy Brantley
Luke Brewer
Cressa Brier
Sydney Broviak
Elizabeth Brown
Kolbi Cambric
Brendan Campbell
Maia Campbell
Emily Carr
James Carty
Charline Charles
Josephine Cialkowski
Jillian Cieslik
Peyton Clay
Kieran Claypool
Clayton Coll
John-Michael Collier
Makenzie Combs
Cora Conatser
Sydney Cook
Natalie Coomer
Chance Creviston
Claire Cronin
Mallory Cross
Sarah Crossley
Amori Curiel
Nathaniel Dallmann
Emily Danzeisen
Alexandria Deel
Emily Desai
Courtney Detwiler
Brooke Diamond
Stephen Doll
Jenna Dupont
Edward Dziennik
Trenton Edwards
Abigale Elgert
Samuel Elliot
Abby Engle
Luke Enneking
Hope Fischer
Jason Fivush
Manal Fizazi
Hannah Flanagan
Alexa Fraley
Haley Franklin
Jordyn Friend
Jacey Fultz
Nicholas Gardner
Madelyn Garriott
Clayton Garrison
Samantha Gosser
Joseph Grant
Natalie Grant
Lanie Guinn
Maya Guinn
Joseph Gumina
Amelia Guyer
Erin Hansen
Bryce Harman
Katelyn Harris
Sydney Harris
Emily Hartranft
Porter Haught
Abigail Hawkins
Madelynn Hawkins
Tatum Hawkins
Daniel Heinz
Gabrielle Heiser
Faith Hensley
Carina Hernandez
Shelby Hofferth
Brett Holliday
Ben Houchin
Morgan Houchins
Jeremy Houston
Kerrigan Huffman
Conor Imhofff
Eileen Jarp
Jordyn Jeffers
Abigail Jenkins
Lance Johnson
Caleb Johnston
Alexia Jones
Brendan Jones
Chloe Jones
Kyle Jones
Brian Kacerski
Maria Kelly
Minsoo Kim
Alexandra Kindley
Elizabeth King
Samuel Klein
Ella Lautzenheiser
Baylee Lawler
Kami Leach
Laura Lemen
Hannah Link
Sajahane Llyod
Breanna Long
Sherlyn Lopez-Contreras
Emma Lubbehusen
Kaylee Luttman
Tiffany Ly
Samantha Mahlum
Ellie Malloy
Megan Maloney
Adelyn Maruca
Dayle Matheny
Madison Mathew
Allison McCrady
Justin McEntire
Erica Mcvicker
Juvell AlexandraMedina Valles
Julia Miller
Skylar Moore
Amanda Nelson
William Nicely
Angel Nkosi
Zoey Norman
Alexandra Norton
Chloe Nye
Abby Olalde-Welling
Erich Ong
Tyler Osborne
Ashley Owens
Andrew Pennycuff
Graham Peterson
Leah Pham
Mary Kate Phillips
Keely Pitts
Aaron Porter
Makhai Reed
Natilie Ressler
Collin Rhodes
Margarita Rios
Faith Robinette
Angelina Russo
Katelyn Sadlon
Dylan Seiler
Emily Shaffer
Kristine Shanks
Mackensie Shears
Caleb Shively
Johnna Siegrist
Alison Smith
Brooke Smith
Hayden Snider
Leah Sodo
Solmari Solano
Kali Stinson
Nicholas Stuber
Riley Sullivan
Grace Sumner
Lillian Sutton
Aleigha Sweet
Jaliyah Tate
Anastasia Taylor
Tylar Tebben
Makayla Templeton
Ali Terrell
Nicole Thielmann
Griffin Thomas
Rhiannon Thunell
Tiffani Torres
Hanna Tran
Jaycie Tucker
Felise Van Houten
Noah Van Nevel
Amarye Venter
Anna Vincel
Bailey Walker
Marisa Wallace
Rheanna Walther
Josie Ward
Kyra Watts
Calvin Whitney
Alyssa Wilhelm
Maureen Willauer
Eeve Williams
Anthony Williamson
Rachel Williamson
Camden Young
Katelyn Zeiger
Matthew Zion
Outstanding Senior in Biology
Rachel Williamson

Robert Esther Cooper Science Student Award
Mahmoud Daraghmi

Drs. Nancy and Mohammad Behforouz Biology Scholarship
Rheanna Walther

Dr. Robert R. and Mrs. Harriet M. Pinger Award for Student Travel
Bryce Kuschel

Russell E. Siverly Memorial Research Award for Environmental Biology Research
Brooke Karasch

Thomas R. and Beatrice J. Mertens Award
Alexandra Norton

Thomas and Carol McComish Award for Aquatic Biology & Fisheries Graduate Student of the Year
Brooke Karasch

Thomas S. McComish Scholarship in Aquatic Biology
Veronica Hamilton

Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Lab Sciences
Kelsey Woodruff

Dr. Mahin D. Maines Biology Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Graduate Student in Lab Sciences
Samantha Turk

Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Field Sciences
Abby Bourne

Outstanding Graduate Student in Field Sciences
Lara Jones

Outstanding Senior in Wildlife Biology
Abby Bourne

Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Science Education
Margarita Rios

Homer D. Paschall Outstanding Anatomy and/or Physiology Graduate Assistant Award
David Lakanen
Nona Mehrnia

Mahmoud Daraghmi - Ball State University Top 100 Recognition

Bethany Darby - Presentation at the Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference

Ellen Doss - Manuscript published (co-author) in microPublication Biology

Lora Estera - Manuscript published (co-author) in Neuroscience Research

Gabriella Fluhler-Thornburg - Manuscript accepted for publication in Journal of College Science Teaching

Lara Jones - Amos W. Butler Audubon Society Grant; Indiana Academy of Sciences Senior Research Grant; Robert Cooper Audobon Fox Research Grant; Presentation at the Fish & Wildlife Conference

Veronica Hamilton - Phycological Society of America Grant-in-Aid

Jordan Headen - Manuscript published (co-author) in Neuroscience Research

Danny Heinz - Poster Presentation at Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference

Rachael Stenger - Manuscript published (co-author) in Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science; Nominated for BSU Udall Scholarship; Participated in 2021 IAS BioBlitz