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Environmental science major awarded Helen R. Ferguson Scholarship

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Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Tannah Hendrickson, rising senior environmental science major, was awarded the Helen R. Ferguson Scholarship at the annual awards night of the Bartramian Audubon Society on May 13 at the Jennings Environmental Education Center in Slippery Rock, Pa.

Hendrickson earned the honor for her academic achievements in environmental science and enthusiastic participation in the Westminster Bee Company, a student-run business that markets and sells raw honey produced at Westminster College’s bee apiary. Dr. Diana Ortiz, associate professor of biology, introduced Hendrickson as part of the award ceremony.

“Tannah has been an active student in our program and has also landed a great summer internship,” said Dr. Kerri Duerr, associate professor of environmental science and director of the Center for the Environment. “We are excited for this recognition and summer opportunity for her.”

Hendrickson is working this summer as a geology intern for Intertek PSI in their industrial hygiene lab in Pittsburgh. Hendrickson, the daughter of Eric and Lisa Hendrickson of Wexford, Pa., is a graduate of Pine-Richland High School.

The Bartramian Audubon Society is a local chapter of the National Audubon Society that serves Butler, Lawrence, Mercer and Venango counties. The scholarship was established by long-time Bartramian Audubon member Helen Ferguson and continues in her memory.

Tannah Hendrickson, second from right, is pictured with her parents Lisa and Eric Hendrickson, left, and Dr. Diana Ortiz, associate professor of biology, right.