Gamma Sigma Delta honors nine members

Carol Sanders | UAPB School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

GSDAwardeesforFBPINE BLUFF, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the honor society of agriculture, recently honored nine of its members for their achievements. The organization honors individuals who exhibit academic excellence and other qualities that promote the image and relevance of agriculture, food and related sciences.

Dr. Janette R. Wheat, assistant professor and interim chair of the UAPB Department of Human Sciences, and Dr. Sixte Ntamatungiro, associate professor in the Department of Agriculture, were honored for excellence in teaching. Dr. Muthusamy Manoharan received the Faculty Excellence Award of Merit for his outstanding work in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Mohammad Madsud Morshed Hossain of Dhaka, Bangladesh; Yujie Huant of Luzhou Sichuan, China and Suresh Pokhrel of Chitway, Nepal were recognized for their academic excellence with the Graduate Academic Achievement Award, given to graduate students who have a cumulative grade point average of 4.0.

Undergraduate honorees are Shreka Shaw, a junior agriculture business major from Pine Bluff, and Chanise Gollatt, a senior animal science major from Mabelvale, Arkansas. Undergraduate awardees must be on the Dean’s List for academic achievement and maintain a grade point average of 3.50 or better.

The UAPB chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta awarded Dr. Linda Okiror, associate vice chancellor for enrollment management, the Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Okiror was instrumental in reviving the UAPB chapter and demonstrated unselfish service and leadership in advancing the honor society and the school’s mission and vision.


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