Celebrating Student Scholarships

April 24, 2013 Sara Gavin

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) is proud to be able to offer students assistance from one of the largest scholarship programs available at the University of Maryland.

The annual Celebration of Scholarships event held at UMD's Riggs Alumni Center seeks to highlight donors and student achievement through scholarship.

The following AGNR students will be recognized during this year’s event on Friday, April 26:

Environmental Science and Technology major Isabel Enerson has a lofty goal: to help people and the planet co-exist peacefully. After graduating this May, Isabel plans to move to Sweden for a year to further projects she worked on while studying abroad in the spring of 2013 and then apply to graduate school. Ultimately, Isabel hopes to combine her interests in ecological design and soil and water management to “develop integrated solutions that strive to create responsive living systems that work in harmony with natural environments and meet consumer demand to provide water, nutrient, soil, heat and waste management systems.”


Junior Brooke Hyman has decided to make it her life’s mission to take a stand against poverty around the world. Brooke’s experiences studying abroad in both Ecuador and Peru, made possible through scholarship funds, encouraged her to pursue a career in international medicine. The nutrition and food science major and Kingsville, Md. native plans to attend medical school after graduating from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources in May of 2014 and would “like to combine obstetric and pediatric care with educational outreach programs in order to decrease the prevalence of poverty in developing countries.”


Not many people can list “swimming with sharks” as a recreational hobby but for junior Daniel Mongeon, it’s been a lifelong passion. However, after spending a semester researching sharks on the island of South Bimini in the Bahamas, Daniel decided to stick with plans to pursue a degree in nutrition and food science from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and then apply to medical school. The Maryland native isn’t giving up his razor-tooth friends though. He vows to continue to support shark research and find ways to interact with the ocean-dwelling predators “for fun.”