CALS Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowships awarded

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) has awarded the 2014-15 Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowships. The College congratulates all of these fellowship recipients. We also want to thank the donors for making these awards possible, the faculty who submitted nominations, and the committees that reviewed nominations.

The estate of Elsa Thomsen established the Louis and Elsa Thomsen Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowships to support graduate students who demonstrate excellence in research. Four fellowships are being awarded for 2014-15. The recipients of the fellowships and their respective degree programs include: David Duncan, Agronomy; Brendan Floyd, Integrated Program in Biochemistry; Rachel Mallinger, Entomology; and Jose Pablo Soto-Arias, Plant Pathology.

The Wisconsin Potato Industry Board-Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship for 2014-15 is awarded to Kyle Rak, Plant Breeding & Plant Genetics. The Wisconsin Potato Industry Board endowed an annual fellowship for the purpose of funding a graduate fellowship in potato research.

The Senator Robert Caldwell Fellowship for 2014-15 is awarded to Lindsay Wells, Plant Pathology.  Grace Caldwell Hopkins established this fellowship to support graduate research on behalf of her father, Senator Robert Caldwell.

Again, our congratulations to all the recipients of this year’s awards, and our thanks to the donors who made these awards possible.