Three SAFHS graduate students win at Research Forum

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Three School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences graduate students took top honors at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) 26th Annual Student & Faculty Research Forum recently.

Anthony Fernando, an aquaculture/fisheries major from South Euclid, Ohio, won the Dr. William M. Willingham Award presented to the overall winner for the best graduate presentation. Fernando’s paper is entitled “Fishes of Mound Pond (Lonoke County, Arkansas), with Comparison to the Archeological Record.” He also presented his paper at the Arkansas Academy of Science meeting, and the manuscript is in review at the “Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science.”

Michele Thompson, an aquaculture/fisheries major from Parkersburg, Penn., received the first place award in the Aquaculture/Fisheries Graduate Level category. Her paper was entitled “The Effect of Lipid Source and Prebiotic on Sunshine Bass.”

Talesha Dokes, an agriculture regulations major from Little Rock, Ark., was the first place award recipient in the Agriculture Graduate Level category for her paper “Diet Manipulations to Reduce Loss of Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Feces; Improve Performance and Carcass Quality of Growing Finishing Pigs.”


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