SGA Outstanding Student Award
• Student must be a junior or senior and have completed a minimum of 55% of all credit hours at Auburn University.
• Student’s grade point average must be in top 10% of school/college.
• Student should be judged on college/school activities, university activities, community service, leadership, and/or professional/career potential.
• Student may be chosen by the Dean’s office, academic affairs, or scholarship office; but not by other students.
About William (Will) Budnick
A native of New Haven, Connecticut, Will is a senior in the Department Of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures. Will began his career at Auburn in 2008. He has been recognized by the Dean’s office for his academic achievements each semester and has been a member of Phi Eta Sigma since 2009. Will has served as a
student tutor for courses including Principals of Biology, Organismal Biology, General Ecology, General Microbiology, Fundamentals of Chemistry I and II, Foundations in Physics, Pre-Calculus: Algebra and Trigonometry, Calculus I, Principals of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Agribusiness Management. He was awarded a competitive Auburn University Undergraduate Research Fellowship in 2011 as well as scholarships awarded yearly. In addition to providing service to the Auburn Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and CAP (Certification for Aquaculture Professionals) Program, as a junior, Will complemented his academic work with research; joining the laboratory of Dr. Jim Stoeckel, in collaboration with Dr. Brian Helms, studying the soil preferences of a burrowing crayfish. Other notable skills include basic plumbing and electrical wiring. One professor reported that “Will is just so darn excited about research!”, and we expect that he will carry that excitement and
enthusiasm with him throughout his graduate work and career in the aquatic sciences. Congratulations, Will. (Written by Dr. Ash Bullard)