MONTICELLO, Ark. — Alexandra Barnett, of Monticello, Arkansas, Alindsey Long, of Cordova, Tennessee, and Kensley Miller, of Frisco, Texas, were recently recognized by the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) as this year’s winners of the Walter Godwin Outstanding Freshman Chemistry Award.
The award is named after Dr. Walter Godwin, a professor emeritus of Chemistry, who served on the UAM faculty from 1974 until his retirement in 2007. The award is presented each May to the top freshman student in general chemistry at UAM.
Alexandra Barnett is a 2022 graduate of Monticello High School and is double majoring in biology and biochemistry with plans to attend medical school or a related graduate program. She works as a chemistry lab teaching assistant and is a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.
Alindsey Long is a 2022 graduate of Arlington High School in Tennessee and is double majoring in biology and biochemistry with plans to attend medical school. She is a member of the UAM women’s basketball team, where she played a significant role during her freshman year.
Kensley Miller is a 2021 graduate of Justin Wakeland High School in Texas. She is majoring in chemistry and minoring in business. She is a member of the UAM women’s golf team and is on the UAM cheer team. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in chemistry or chemical engineering and also hopes to earn an LPGA Tour card.
The chemistry faculty noted that this is the first time that three students were selected for this prestigious award in the same year. Dr. Shuneize Slater, dean of the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, praised the students, stating, “According to the chemistry faculty, all three were outstanding in the classroom and lab and are worthy of recognition. It’s a great indication of the type of graduates we will have in three years.”
For more information, contact the UAM School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at 870-460-1016.