MSU NatSci students earn 2016 Board of Trustees' Awards

  • Apr 20, 2016
  • Faculty & Staff, Students, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Genetics, Human Medicine, Mathematics, Neuroscience

At the April Michigan State University Board of Trustees meeting, eight College of Natural Science (NatSci) undergraduates were among 50 MSU students recognized with Board of Trustees’ Awards for having the highest scholastic average at the close of their last semester in attendance at Michigan State University.

They all received a 4.0 GPA.

"Maintaining a perfect GPA in these rigorous majors is a very impressive accomplishment," said Mark Voit, NatSci associate dean for undergraduate studies. "As they go on to whatever comes next, we are proud to have them showing the world what Spartan scientists can achieve."

In addition to being acknowledged at the board of trustees meeting, the students also will be recognized at their spring commencements May 6-8.

NatSci students who received the award are:

  • Matthew Charles of Farmington Hills. Charles is a chemistry major in the College of Natural Science and a member of the Honors College. He is a graduate of North Farmington High School.
  • Nadia Chupka of Sault Sainte Marie. Chupka is a neuroscience major in the College of Natural Science and a member of the Honors College. She is a graduate of Sault Area High School.
  • Ryan Furdock of West Bloomfield. Furdock is a human biology major in the College of Natural Science. He is a graduate of University of Detroit Jesuit High School.
  • Jacob Gibson of Spring Hill, Florida. Gibson is a biochemistry and molecular biology major in the College of Natural Science and a member of the Honors College. He is a graduate of F.W. Springstead High School.
  • Rachel Griffin of Macomb. Griffin is a genomics and molecular genetics major in the College of Natural Science and a member of the Honors College. She is a graduate of Henry Ford II High School.
  • Hannah Laur of North Branch. Laur is a human biology major in the College of Natural Science and a member of the Honors College. She is a graduate of North Branch High School.
  • Craig Lenhausen of New Baltimore. Lenhausen is a human biology major in the College of Natural Science. He is a graduate of Anchor Bay High School.
  • Garret Zuk of West Bloomfield. Zuk is a mathematics major in the College of Natural Science and a member of the Honors College. He is a graduate of Lakeland High School.

For a complete list of award winners, see http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2016/students-earn-2016-board-of-trustees-awards/.