Stoltzfus named Outstanding Graduating Senior in CHME

Congratulations to David Stoltzfus, who was named Outstanding Graduating Senior in CHME.  

David Stoltzfus has achieved a 3.993 GPA in his time at NMSU while studding Chemical Engineering and taking all of the prerequisites for medical school. He has maintained qualifications for the New Mexico Lottery Scholarship and the Honors Excel Scholarship since his first semester at New Mexico State and was awarded the Basil G. & Gretchen F. Scholarship for achieving the highest grade in Chemistry 115 and 116 in 2015-2016. David has also been involved in several research projects on and off campus. In the spring of 2018 David helped Dr. Jessica P. Houston asses the local interest in and need for new flow cytometry technology, in the summer of 2018 David performed colorectal cancer research at the Houston Methodist Research Institute, and in the fall of 2018 and spring of 2019 David worked in Dr. Maio’s organic chemistry lab to find new synthetic pathways to make biologically active natural products.

Aside from David’s academic achievement and research interest, he has also been highly involved in campus organizations. David was the secretary for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers student chapter in the 2016-2017 school year and the treasurer in the 2017-2018 school year. David also served as a resident assistant for campus housing at NMSU during the 2016-2017 school year and has been highly involved in Cru, a campus ministry, during his four years at NMSU. David is currently serving as the president of the chemical engineering honors society, Omega Chi Epsilon, a group that provides tutoring to underclassmen in the chemical engineering curriculum

David has participated in service projects with each of the campus organizations that he is part of. With AIChE, David has volunteered at El Caldito Soup Kitchen in Las Cruces, helped at Keep State Great, and volunteered at local robotics competitions. With Cru, David went on a six week summer mission trip to Ivory Coast, West Africa in the summer of 2016 where he helped distribute prescription glasses and malaria medication. Lastly, David has also been a consistent member of his local church, Bethel Bible Fellowship, where he has helped serve in various capacities during the past four years.

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