Student Recognition Archives:


  • COSAM's Kara Denby became the first Auburn swimmer to earn a medal in the 2007 World University Games Thursday as she swam on the gold medal-winning 400m free relay team. Read full story
  • COSAM's Walter Tyson Parker, a biomedical sciences major, was the 2007 recipient of the W. James Samford, Jr. '72 Award.  Read full story
  • Sixteen university athletes were recently recognized for maintaining a 4.0 GPA.  Of those sixteen, seven were COSAM students.  They are as follows: Madison Andrews-gymnastics; Rebecca Bell-track; Kristen Hastrup-swimming;
    Milan Krnjetin-tennis; Daniel Mazzaferro-swimming; Rachel Shanks-volleyball;
    Kristina Voss-gymnastics.
  • COSAM's Sarah Caitlin Cox was one of the recipients of the 2007 Phi Kappa Phi Susan Stacy Entrenkin Yates Scholastic Achievement Awards. These awards are presented annually to outstanding junior students at Auburn University. They are named in memory of the mother of Mr. S. Blake Yates, a long-time member of the Auburn University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. Criteria include scholarship, activities, and character. The nominated student must have completed a minimum of 61 credit hours by the end of the fall semester of the academic year of nomination and have a minimum 3.699 GPA.
  • Senior chemistry major Allan Seibert was the recipient of a 2007 National Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship. Each year, the honor society awards fellowships of $5,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each chapter may select one candidate to compete for the society-wide award. Seibert was previously honored by the society as an Outstanding Freshman, Outstanding Sophomore Male, and as a 2006 recipient of the Susan Stacy Entrenkin Yates Scholastic Achievement Award.
  • Senior microbiology major, Alex Tucker was the fifth COSAM student in six years to be recognized as a USA Today All-American.  He was one of 14 students across the country named to the Honorable Mention team.
  • COSAM junior Mary Lindsey Gentry was elected Miss Auburn for the 2007-2008 Academic Year.  A pre-pharmacy major, Gentry serves COSAM as a peer instructor and represents the college as a student delegate for the Committee of 19. The Committee of 19 represents the 19 cents it takes to feed a hungry child in a developing country per day. As Miss Auburn, she seeks to continue the goals of the committee to provide hunger awareness and to increase opportunities for involvement in the War on Hunger on campus. Read election platform
  • Alex Tucker won the President's Award for the Best Undergraduate Research Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Southeast Branch of the American Society for Microbiologists. The award consists of $100 and a certificate. The title of his presentation was "Effect of tmRNA on Pseudomonas aeruginosa Virulence Factor Production."  Alex works under the mentorship of Dr. Sang-Jin Suh in the Biological Sciences department, and his work involves the use of molecular techniques to determine the role of tmRNA in the pathogenesis of the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
  • COSAM junior Rachel Shanks was recently named SEC Volleyball Scholar Athlete of the Year by the Southeastern Conference office. In addition, Shanks was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America third team. She becomes the first Auburn player ever to earn the volleyball Scholar Athlete of the Year award and became the first Academic All-American since Jennifer Kleyn did so in 1992 with her first team nod. Shanks, who is majoring in biomedical sciences, holds a 4.00 grade point average. The Madison, Ala., native started each match in 2006 for the Tigers and finished as the only player in SEC to be in the top 10 statistically in both kills and digs. In addition to her on-court success, the junior is also a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and the dean's list. She has also been named Auburn Academic Top Tiger and was a part of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
  • Senior biomedical sciences major Kendall Conder was named Miss Homecoming 2006 during halftime at the Auburn vs. Tulane football game. She is a COSAM Peer Instructor and is involved in a number of campus organizations including Camp War Eagle, Student Recruiters, Mortar Board, ODK, and Catholic Student Organization.
  • Biomedical sciences major Haley Hallman was named the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society L.M. Ware Most Outstanding Senior Scholar for 2006. The scholarship award is presented annually to the most outstanding senior student at Auburn University in honor of Dr. L.M. Ware. Criteria include scholarship activities and character, and a minimum 3.699 GPA. Phi Kappa Phi seeks to recognize and encourage superior scholarship in all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi is one of the oldest and most respected academic honor societies dedicated to the recognition and promotion of academic excellence in all fields of higher education. Hallman is the fifth consecutive COSAM senior to receive this honor.
  • COSAM students Nicole Barnett (gymnastics) and Kara Denby (swimming) were named Academic All-Americans.  Read full story
  • COSAM student and AU gymnast Nicole Barnett has been named to the first team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV Team.  Read full story
  • COSAM student and AU swimmer Kara Denby has been named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America At-Large District Team.  Read full story
  • Temitope Awofeso, a student in COSAM, was named Scholar of the Day by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.  Read full story
  • COSAM senior Ronda Gullatte of the AU Women's Track and Field Team broke the school hammer throw record at Texas Relays.  Read full story
  • AU gymnast and COSAM junior, Nicole Barnett, was named SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year.  Read full story
  • COSAM student, Coburn Park, is a member of the 2006 Equestrian National Championship team.  Read full story
  • Ryan Curtis Burton, a pre-med biomedical sciences major, was the recipient of the 2006 W. James Samford, Jr. Award.  Read full story

Last updated: 09/13/2011