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Three BIMS Students Honored with the Thomas S. Gathright Scholar Award

Posted May 25, 2016

On May 4, three biomedical sciences (BIMS) students received the Thomas S. Gathright Scholar Award, a university-wide award that honors high-achieving sophomores, juniors, and seniors in each college. The award is given to students with the highest grade point ratio and exceptional leadership skills. BIMS students Ashley Polasek, David Hardin, and Madeleine Pohlmann each received a plaque at a ceremony held at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) and attended by the students’ friends, family, and professors.

Polasek, a BIMS senior from Magnolia, TX, plans to be a veterinarian and has been accepted to veterinary school at the CVM as part of the Class of 2020. This summer, she will take a short vacation in preparation for veterinary school.

Hardin, a BIMS junior, hopes to one day attend medical school and become a pediatric oncologist. He will be conducting undergraduate research and working at a hospital in his hometown, Fredericksburg, TX.

Pohlmann, a BIMS sophomore, aspires to attend veterinary school and become a researcher. She will spend the summer working at a veterinary clinic in her hometown, Spring, TX.

“I would like to congratulate these fine students, who have excelled in their classes,” said Dr. Elizabeth Crouch, assistant dean of biomedical sciences. “We wish them well as they continue to pursue their careers and have a lasting impact on the world around them.

The award, established in 1973, is presented by The Association of Former Students and Texas A&M's Student Government Association. It is named in honor of the first president of the A&M College of Texas and recognizes outstanding scholastic achievement as well as extracurricular involvement and leadership activities.

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