2010 Outstanding Junior: Kathleeen Sprouse
KATHLEEEN SPROUSE lives in Columbia, Mo. and is studying Agricultural Journalism.
She is a CAFNR Ambassador, a member of the CAFNR On-Campus Research Internship Program, the emcee of the Rockin' Against Multiple Sclerosis event, a steering committee member of the Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol, the programming director for Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, a Dickinson Scholars member, member of the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow and a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma organization. She also volunteers at the Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center and has been a reporter for KBIA-FM.
She was involved in a CAFNR Study Abroad program visiting Toulouse, France, and is creating a video of what the students learned.
"KATHLEEN HAS A ZEST FOR HARD WORK, TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATING WITH AN EXCEPTIONALLY POSITIVE AND ENGAGING ATTITUDE – THE KIND OF QUALITIES THAT EXEMPLIFY THE BEST OF CAFNR. SHE IS A PERSON OF FINE INTELLIGENCE, DISCIPLINE AND ENTHUSIASM."
— Bill Allen, associate professor of science journalism
Allen said that that Sprouse earned an A+ in one of his reporting classes. "The class trains students in the theory and practice of reporting and writing about the food and environment," he said. "It is widely viewed as a complex and challenging class, including its intensive three-day field trip with 18-hour days of field work and writing. Kathleen was a leader in this class, always participating, asking excellent questions and pursuing knowledge in a way that exhibited exceptional curiosity, energy and a strong desire to learn beyond the surface."