Dawn Sherman Named Outstanding Freshman at 2022 Celebration of Excellence

Dawn Sherman, an agribusiness management major, was named Outstanding Freshman at CAFNR’s 2022 Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony, held Tuesday, April 19.

Sherman has been incredibly involved her first year at MU, joining the Mizzou Agribusiness Club, the Mizzou Floral Design Club and Mizzou Collegiate 4-H. Sherman is also a member of Sigma Alpha.

In addition to her organization involvement, Sherman serves as a student intern with the Missouri 4-H Center for Youth Development. In this role, she promotes and advocates for Missouri 4-H in 114 counties throughout the state; works with MU Extension staff in completing daily tasks; and keeps 55,000 4-H members and families up-to-date on sponsored events through monthly newsletters.

“Since Dawn has become a sister in our sorority, she has impressed me with her strong work ethic and positive attitude, which is already leaving a mark on our chapter,” said Mary Watt, senior studying agricultural education and president of Sigma Alpha. “Dawn is a natural leader of her peers and uses those skills to serve in formal leadership roles, especially in 4-H. She takes her academic success very seriously and is always going the extra mile to ensure she obtains that success. Dawn has been a CAFNR student for less than a year but has already begun to become highly involved within CAFNR organizations and is eager to take on leadership roles. I am excited to see what she accomplishes during her time at Mizzou and have no doubt she will represent CAFNR and our values well.”