Dan Bolin Undergraduate Student Awards
The Dan Bolin Award is presented to outstanding undergraduate students who are juniors in the College of Natural Science in recognition of their leadership qualities, community service and academic abilities. The award is named in memory of former College of Natural Science student Dan Bolin.
Recipients are chosen by the NatSci Student Advisory Council from nominations submitted by students in NatSci. Awards are presented at the annual alumni awards held in conjunction with Classes Without Quizzes.
The Dan Bolin award recipients receive a one-time stipend funded by the NatSci AA Endowed Scholarship Fund. Your gift to this fund will enable the NatSci to grow the scholarship amount granted to future award winners.
2017 Dan Bolin Undergraduate Awards
Randi Rice - Physiology
Randi Rice came to Michigan State from Nunica, MI and is a Physiology major. Randi is a member of the MSU Honors College and is President of Yakeley-Gilchrist Hall Government. She has actively participated in intramural sports through MSU, including basketball and volleyball. She has volunteered in multiple animal clinics as well as volunteered for Michele’s Rescue. Randi has also worked in a research lab on campus that looked into how quickly Lyme’s disease is spreading across Michigan. Other work experiences include working as a veterinary assistant at an Animal Emergency Hospital, at the MSU Diary Store, and as a banquet server for Spartan Signature Catering. Throughout her time at MSU she has been on the Dean’s list multiple semesters and maintains a 3.59 GPA.
Audrianna St. Germain - Physiology
Audrianna St. Germain came to Michigan State from Brighton, MI and is a Physiology major. Audrianna is a member of the MSU Riding Network and a Neuroscience Undergraduate Student Ambassador. She has volunteered as a Youth Substance Abuse Redirector Mentor for Child and Family Charities, as a Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and as a Foster Teen Tutor for the Department of Health and Human Services. Audrianna has worked as an Introductory Biology Undergraduate Educational Assistant and as an Undergraduate Research Fellow. She has been awarded multiple research awards, including the College of Natural Science Undergraduate Research Ambassador Stipend, the Dean’s Research Scholarship Stipend, the Larry D. Fowler Endowment for Undergraduate Research Stipend, and also the Beckman Scholar Stipend. Throughout her time at MSU, Audrianna has been on the Dean’s List each semester and has maintained a 3.71 GPA.
Hannah Macdonald - Earth Science
Hannah Macdonald came to Michigan State from Alpena, MI and is an Earth Science major. Hannah is a member of the MSU Honors College, EarthEcho International, and Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment. She is also the founder of a group called Plastics FLOAT, co-founder of Bailey Hall Curbside Recycling, and Service and Recruitment Chair for Spartan Sierra Club. Hannah has worked as a Junior Oceanographer Summer Camp Programmer, a Sea Turtle Research Intern, a Research Assistant at the Aquatic Animal Lab, and as an Afterschool guide for students at Stepping Stones Montessori School. Hannah has been a part of the event, ‘Big Five Dive Youngest Participant/First Women to Dive the Five Great Lakes in 24 hours’. She has been awarded the Michigan State University Truman Scholarship, the Carl O. Basel Endowed Scholarship, the RISE Scholarship, and is an Honors College Dean Research Scholar. Hannah has been featured in the Huffington Post for the article, “Healing Our Ocean” as well as been a panelist for ‘Women Leading the Way in Ocean Stewardship’. Hannah Macdonald has been on the Dean’s List multiple semesters and maintains a 3.61 GPA.
Adjoa Kusi-Appiah - Human Biology
Adjoa Kusi-Appiah came to Michigan State from New Boston, MI and is a Human Biology major. Adjoa is a member of the MSU Honor’s College and the President/Founder of Women Conquering Health at MSU. She is also a member of Pretty Brown Girl and has served on Sophomore Class Council. Adjoa is also part of the Charles Drew Science Scholar program, the Osteopathic Medical Scholars program, and the Minority Association of Premedical Students. Adjoa has worked as a Spartan Success Coach, Bible Study Leader, and as an Intern at Detroit Medical Center. She has been awarded the Genevieve Munk Endowed Scholarship, Lee Peter & Patricia Spartan Scholarship, and is an Honors College Dean’s Research Scholar as well as Enrichment Scholar. Throughout her time at MSU she has been on the Dean’s list each semester and maintains a 3.96 GPA.