Soil and Water Sciences student Lindsay Furr is a finalist for the Emelie Matthews Award of Excellence. The honor recognizes outstanding graduating transfer students in the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
Furr transferred to the University of Florida from Gulf Coast State College in Panama City. She is specializing in water science and wants to stay in Florida after graduation as a natural resources professional.
“I plan on working in areas of environmental consulting, water management districts, or related fields,” Furr says. “Within the next five years, I see myself returning back to school for a masters.”
She is one of three finalists and, if selected, would be the first Soil and Water Sciences student to receive the award since it was created in 2015. The winner will be announced at the CALS Scholarship and Leadership Awards Banquet on April 18, 2019.
The excellence award is named for former college Admissions Coordinator Emelie Matthews, a longtime Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and CALS employee who retired in 2015. Matthews primarily worked with transfer students during her 35 years as a UF employee.