Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture

Gamma Sigma Delta Inducts New Members

Published Date: May 23, 2018 4:30:00 PM

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More than 80 Huntley College of Agriculture students, faculty, lecturers and staff were inducted earlier this month into the Gamma Sigma Delta honor society.

The Cal Poly Pomona chapter of the honor society held its annual induction ceremony on May 9 at AGRIscapes.

Gamma Sigma Delta is a national honor society dedicated to recognizing students, faculty, alumni, or supporters in the agricultural area. Inductees are nominated or invited by the local chapter to join the organization.

Prospective inductees must meet the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate nominees must be junior students who rank in the top 5 percent of their class and senior students who rank in the upper 15 percent of their class; they also must show promise of leadership.
  • Graduate students must have at least a 3.5 grade point average, show great potential for future leadership, be nominated by chapter members, and elected.
  • Faculty nominees must have worked for at least three years in agriculture and related sciences at the initiating university and exhibited outstanding achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and/or extension.
  • Alumni are eligible for election five or more years after graduation if they have provided outstanding service to agriculture.
  • Individuals who are involved in agricultural or related sciences as leaders at the university, community, state, regional, or national level but who are not eligible in the above categories, may be invited to honorary membership. Each chapter is limited to electing on honorary member per year.

The 2018 inductees include:

Ag Business/Food Industry/Ag Science

Haley Nicole Chappell

James Jia Jun Chow

Serene M. Janes-Taylor

Ashley Kim

Thuan Ngoc Le

Talia Narduzzi

Charles E. Porter

Thais Michelle Spiropoulos

James H. Weeks


Apparel Merchandising and Management

Jessica D’Ambra

Lauren Jacoby

Emily Jeanne Kerr

Valerie Suryahadiputra

Tina Vu


Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Nikki R. Barker

Nicole Becker

Juan M. Castellanos

Ryan Jacob (R.J.) Chang

Kasey Dahlgren

Taylor Doole

Marina Duveneck

Leobardo S. Escalante

David Santiago Galindo Diaz

Kayla Garcia

Glenda Ibarra

Timothy Ivey

Brianna E. Kelley

Kirsten A. Lettang

Taylor Adriana Marin

Alena Eliel Mercado Martinez

Kathryn Mello

Norma Morfin Lopez

Caitlyn Nelson

Adi Hana Oz

Britney C. Pok

Matthew Wilson Pulford

Vickie E. Reyes

Brianna Nicole Stuewe

Christina S. Tao

Andrea Ticas

Devynn Volding

Courtney Welch

Taylor M. Youngquist


Human Nutrition and Food Science

Marta Barys

Melinda Megan Cates

Roger Chou

Eduardo Cortes

Nallely Farias

Haoran Mai

Sandy Nhan

Alycen Parsons


Plant Science

Timothy Batz

Benjamin Reed Brown

Miranda Mikel Buckley

Michelle Froelich

Alan Melgoza-Calderon

Kathleen D. Nunez

Jacob Pete Spence

Joseph Gazing Wolf


Graduate Students

Shirin Mal Ganji

Shannen Hilse

Sarah Paige Risorto

Christina Romero

Alexis Smith

Desiree Lizette Vera

Hung Yuen Wong



Cord M. Brundage

Chad Cleveland

Eileen Cullen

Kathleen Earle

Brad Foyil

Ondieki Gekara

Donna Ha

Katie Marie Horvath

Adam Mason

David Matias

Lauren G. Meeks

Marguerite Mulhall

Robbie Myers

Joanne Sohn

Dianne Thuy Trinh

Melody L. Wallace