College of Agriculture

Meet the Bell Scholars

Each year, up to five incoming students in the College of Agriculture become Bell Family Presidential Scholars. Along with upholding high standards of academic excellence, each student carries on the legacy of the Bell Family each day.

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Class of 2026

Sophia Benitez

Animal Science

Visalia, California

Shelby Criner

Animal Science

Canby, California

Lauren Mallery

Animal Science

Paradise, California

Cole Ingersoll

Agriculture Science, Option in Agriculture Education

Turlock, California

Bailey Ham

Agriculture Science, Option in Agriculture Education

Grass Valley, California

Class of 2025

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Karla Ahumada

Agricultural Business

Salinas, California

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Mia Arisman

Agricultural Science and Education

Lodi, California

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Savanah Downs

Plant and Soil Science

Bakersfield, California

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Flor Ibarra

Agricultural Science and Education

Stockton, California

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Hanna Scully

Agricultural Business

Lakeport, California

Class of 2024

Mya Corin
Mya Corin

Plant and Soil Science

Dublin, California

Ashley Phaler
Ashley Phaler

Agricultural Business

Placerville, California

Montana Phillips
Montana Phillips

Agricultural Business

Merced, California

Trenton Thompson
Trenton Thompson

Agricultural Education

Lakeside, California

Class of 2023

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Julia Cardin

Animal Science

Chico, California

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Cooper Davis

Agriculture Business

Carmichael, California

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Madeline Pitto

Animal Science

Dixon, California

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Cassidy Sabral

Animal Science

Chico, California

Graduates

Peyton Yount

B.S. in Animal Science

2022

Callie Norton

B.S. in Agriculture Education

2022

Taylor Gallaty

B.S. in Agriculture Business

2022

Angel De Trinidad

B.S. in Plant and Soil Science

2022

Miranda Jachens

B.S. in Agriculture Business

2021

Jacquelyn Kesting

B.S. in Agriculture Education

2021

Megan Banwarth
Megan Banwarth

B.S. in Animal Science

2020

Kelley Duggan
Kelley Duggan

B.S. in Animal Science

2020

Taylor Lacey
Taylor Lacey

B.S. in Animal Science

2020

Samantha Bright
Samantha Bright

B.S. in Agriculture (Agricultural Science and Education)

2019

Brooke Vogt
Brooke Vogt

B.S. in Animal Science

2019

Austin Dowse
Austin Dowse

B.S. in Agriculture Business

2018

Holly Hockett
Holly Hockett

B.S. in Agriculture (Agricultural Science and Education)

2018