UAPB agriculture honor society inducts 10 new members


The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the honor society of agriculture, recently inducted one faculty member, four graduate students and five undergraduate students.

The organization honors individuals who exhibit academic excellence and other qualities that promote the image and relevance of agricultural, food and related sciences.

The inductees are faculty member Obadiah Njue, chairman of the UAPB Department of Agriculture, and agricultural regulations graduate students Kenyon Branch of Dermott, Ark.; Shaun Francis of Georgetown, Guyana; Thomas Witherspoon of Pine Bluff; and Talesha Dokes of North Little Rock. Undergraduate students are Alichia Sunflower Wilson of Manistee Mich., fisheries biology; Lauren A. Goodwin of Chicago, agriculture business; Jessica Raychel McAfee of Pine Bluff, agriculture business; Cristal Amaro of Memphis, animal science; and Tracy L. Smith of Pine Bluff, regulatory science.

Undergraduate membership in the honor society is limited to seniors who have an overall grade point average of 3.25 or above and are in the upper 15 percent of eligible students and to juniors who have an overall grade point average of 3.30 or above and are in the upper 5 percent of grade point average eligible students. Graduate student members must have completed at least 40 percent of their program. Faculty and alumni members must have shown outstanding teaching, Extension, research or service.