UAPB graduate students awarded at research forum


Three University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences graduate students took top honors recently at the 26th annual Student and Faculty Research Forum.

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 was “Fishes of Mound Pond (Lonoke County, Ark.), 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 “The Effect of Lipid Source and Prebiotic on Sunshine Bass.”

Talesha Dokes, an agricultural regulations major from Little Rock, 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.”