Forensics Student Receives 2012 COALS Senior Merit Award

Ileene Berrios

Ileene Berrios, center, received the 2012 Senior Merit Award from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Standing with Berrios is Dr. Mark Hussey, Vice Chancellor and Dean for Agriculture and Life Sciences, left, and Dr. Alan Sams, Executive Associate Dean. Photo by TAMU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

The Forensic and Investigative Sciences program would like to congratulate Ileene Berrios on receiving the 2012 Senior Merit Award from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

The awards were handed out during the College’s annual Spring Awards Convocation recognition ceremony held in the AgriLife Center on March 31.

Berrios is a senior Forensic and Investigative Sciences major and is a member of the Corps of Cadets and has served as a Ross Volunteer, 1st BDE Sergeant Major and 1st BDE Commander.

In July 2011, Berrios also was involved in the Forensics and Biometrics Internship at the National Forensic Science Technology Center in Largo, Fla. The internship allows students in the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) to learn how to use forensic science in the battlefield setting.

She has been honored as a member of the General O.R. Simpson Honor Society and has been named on the Dean’s and Corps of Cadets’ Honor Rolls several times. She also has served in the community by volunteering at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Physical Therapy Clinic and at the Beutel Physical Therapy Clinic.

Berrios is the second student in the Forensic and Investigative Sciences program since its inception that has received the award, which is the highest honor given to undergraduates in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

To be eligible, students must be projected to graduate during the 2012 calendar year.

Berrios is expected to graduate in May 2012.

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