2021 Distinguished Seniors Feature: Rachael Cline and Jason Hollick

March 3, 2021

The CFAES Distinguished Senior Award honors academic, disciplinary and professional excellence in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. It is the most prestigious undergraduate award in CFAES, recognizing our top graduating seniors each year from each of the academic units on the Columbus campus. The selected students’ accomplishments and activities have benefited their communities, their academic unit, the college, the university, and/or their future profession.

The award honors students who exemplify the CFAES mission in areas such as academics and scholarship, research and innovation, service and involvement, and influence and leadership. Recipients are our future innovators and thinkers who have made an impact in and outside the classroom – those who inspire us with their passion, pursue opportunities, rise above challenges, and epitomize our core values: excellence, diversity and inclusion, and integrity.

The Distinguished Seniors for Horticulture and Crop Science for 2021 are: Rachael Cline Establishing New Field During Internship Abroad at Everton FC

Rachael Cline

Major Specialization: Sustainable Plant Systems: Turfgrass Science
Favorite thing I’ve learned as an SPS major: How important it is to network with people in your career field!
One thing I’m most excited about in the future: My first job out of college at Austin FC, a brand new MLS club! I can’t wait for the opportunity to begin from scratch and be a part of a brand new team and influence younger grounds persons developing in the field.

Jason Hollick

Major Specialization: Sustainable Plant Systems: Agroecology Jason Hollick at the Waterman Farm
Favorite thing I’ve learned as an SPS major: I have enjoyed all of my HCS classes, especially those focused one crop production practices and plant physiology.
After graduation, I plan to attend graduate school and am looking forward to conducting vegetable grafting research with the Kubota Controlled Environment Plant Physiology and Technology Lab here at OSU.