The Alison Bentley Kephart fund was established in December 1985 by Drs. Ronald and Marian Bentley, as a lasting memorial in remembrance of their daughter, Alison. It was the intent and purpose of this award to give an annual prize to a first-year undergraduate student who has demonstrated outstanding potential for a successful career in one of the biological sciences. It was the hope of both Ronald and Marian Bentley that such a memorial to Alison would prove useful to the Department of Biological Sciences, in which they were both faculty members, and provide a small stimulus to the attainment of excellence by a first-year student.
The award consists of a University Book Store gift certificate and a certificate of recognition. It is presented once a year at the beginning of the fall term during the Department of Biological Sciences kick-off meeting.
Previous winners of the Alison Bentley Kephart Award:
|Year||Alison Bentley Kephart Awardee|
Maria Montoya Orozco
|2005||Nancy L. Czaicki|