Huntsman Alumni Magazine

Fall 2012

Huntsman Students Recognized for Excellence

In Spring 2012, Huntsman students were recognized for their achievements in several categories. One woman even earned the right to be called the “Queen,” Hannah Marie Blackburn, at the Days of ’47 Parade.

The Robins Awards are some of the most valued honors a student can earn at Utah State, and this year three top Robins Awards went to Huntsman students. Elisabeth Arellano, a marketing major, won the Bill E. Robins Memorial Award. It is an honor that recognizes college career achievements and is equivalent to a college lifetime achievement award.

Logan Smith, an economics and political science major, won the Robins Award for USU Man of the Year. This was followed by Luci Griffiths, economics and political science, who received the Robins Award for USU Woman of the Year.

Hannah Marie Blackburn, possessing both brains and beauty, was selected from among 30 contestants for one of Utah’s favorite, historic honors—the Days of ’47 Queen. Hannah and her attendants now will reign over more than a dozen community and state events this year.

Other Huntsman students taking home honors included:

  • Jill Aoki - Huntsman Scholar of the Year, valedictorian for the Huntsman School of Business
  • Blake Nemelka - University Citizenship Award and the Legacy of Utah State Award
  • Sterling Morris – Huntsman Graduate Assistant of the Year, Telly Award
  • Joshua Blume – Huntsman Undergraduate Researcher of the Year
  • Timothy Bikman - Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals Award.
  • Kjersten Adams - First place for Undergraduate Research in the competition held by the Association of Private Enterprise Education
  • Diogenes Hernandez - 2012 Student of the Year for the Center for Persons with Disabilities