Congratulations to Harlee Schneider for receiving this year’s College of Agriculture’s Senior Merit Awards during a special virtual ceremony during the second week in May.
Schneider received the award for her outstanding leadership, scholarship and service at the department, college and university level. The Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Senior Merit Award is the highest award given to undergraduates by the College.
Schneider is a Forensic & Investigative Sciences major from Bastrop, Texas. She was a member the of Entomology Scholars Society and the Aggie Forensic and Investigative Sciences Organization (AFIS). As a member of AFIS, she volunteered with the Chemistry Open House in 2017, 2018 and 2019. She was also a member of Texas A&M Cupcakes, a non-profit organization that hosts bake sales to benefit the Brazos Valley Food Bank. Schneider also volunteered for the Youth Adventure Program hosted by the Entomology Department to teach high school students about a variety of forensics topics. She served as a Peer Notetaker for Disability Resources.
Schneider also was an intern with the College Station Police Department Criminal Investigations Division in Fall 2019 and volunteered with the Division in Spring 2020. She also held internships with Clinical Pathology Laboratories in Summer 2016 and with a local physician’s office, Dr. Robert Dougherty, in 2015-16. She was involved with undergraduate research with an abstract, “Disruptions of Solenopsis invicta Pheromone Trails” published in Instars: A Journal of Student Research in 2019. She was inducted into the honorary societies of Sigma Alpha Pi and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She also was the recipient of several scholarships including Dr. Adrienne Brundage, Joe and Billy Manion, Bastrop County Aggie Mom’s Club, Freedom Alliance Scholarship and the Allan A. Marburger ’60 Endowed Opportunity Award. Schneider plans to attend medical school and become a forensic pathologist.