CSU, Chico

Two Ag Students Receive Prestigious Rawlins Merit Award

Two Ag Students Receive Prestigious Rawlins Merit Award

California State University, Chico College of Agriculture students Kate Daley and Casey Dykier were among 18 students campuswide who received the Rawlins Merit Award Oct. 11, 2011 at the 30th annual Rawlins Merit Award reception.

To receive the Rawlins Merit Award, students have to be nominated by faculty based on their academic achievement, involvement in extracurricular activities and outstanding accomplishments.

Daley, a junior in animal science with a pre veterinary emphasis, was nominated by Animal Science Professor Wes Schager. “Besides her excellent academic achievement and extracurricular involvement, I chose to nominate Daley because she is highly motivated and I know she will achieve her goals, and she is also a good person. She is polite, humble, respectful, hard working, and a pleasure to have in class,” said Schager

Dykier, a junior double major in animal science and agriculture with an option in land resource management, was nominated by Outreach Coordinator Audrey Denney. “She exemplifies the best of the best in terms of student achievement and civic engagement, not only from our college but from across the entire University. Her high scholastic achievement, volunteerism, work ethic, and character all recommended her for this award,” said Denney.  “It was an absolute pleasure to see such a deserving recipient recognized.”

The Lieutenant Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award endowment was established by Mrs. Fern Rawlins, in honor or her son, Lt. Robert Merton Rawlins, who was killed flying a B-29 over Tokyo Bay, Japan, during World War II. The Rawlins Merit award is one of the oldest and largest student honors at CSU, Chico and has given out more than $1 million. Each recipient receives a scholarship of $3,000.