CLEMSON — Every spring semester, the graduating seniors in the Clemson University National Scholars Program honor their professors with the Award of Distinction. This year three professors in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences have been selected for three out of the eight awards given.

Assistant professor Cheryl Ingram-Smith (left); National Scholars Michaela Reinhart and Brittany Avin; professor Kerry Smith

Assistant professor Cheryl Ingram-Smith (left); National Scholars Michaela Reinhart and Brittany Avin; professor Kerry Smith
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Cheryl Ingram-Smith, an assistant professor in the department of genetics and biochemistry, was presented the Award of Distinction from Michaela Reinhart.

Kerry Smith, a professor in the department of genetics and biochemistry, received the National Scholars Program Award of Distinction from Brittany Avin.

Tamara McNealy, associate professor in the department of biological sciences, received the National Scholars Program Award of Distinction from Olivia Keane.

The Awards of Distinction are presented by graduating National Scholars to faculty and staff who have served as significant mentors, both in class and out, and have helped develop the students intellectually, professionally, and personally during their time at Clemson.

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