Koshkonong, Missouri resident wins prestigious academic award from William Woods University

Fulton, MO – Eavan Gardner, a senior at William Woods University (WWU) and a resident of Koshkonong, Missouri, was honored with a prestigious academic award from the University as part of its year-end Co-Curricular Awards. At the end of each academic year, WWU recognizes a select group of graduating seniors who have achieved excellence in academic, co-curricular and service projects during their time at the University.

Gardner, who graduated this Spring with honors with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, received the Faculty Award from the University.

The Faculty Award is the highest award given to a student by the University each year. It is presented to the 2024 graduating senior who, in the estimation of the faculty of the University, has evidenced exemplary devotion and commitment to the life of the mind. In order to be eligible, the student must be a graduating senior who has completed a minimum of 60 hours through William Woods University and has a minimum 3.75 grade point average.

While at WWU, Gardner was a member of the University Honors Program, chosen to deliver his honors research project, “The Effects of Urbanization on Pathogenic Landscapes in Flora Population,” at the annual meeting of the Missouri Academy of Science. He has also worked as a volunteer tutor in the areas of biology and chemistry in the WWU Student Success Center. In addition, the 3.9 GPA student was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, the campus Sexuality and Gender Alliance, a Community Assistant, Peer Educator, Jester’s Theatre Company, and earned acceptance into three nationally recognized honor societies (Alpha Chi for academic excellence and exemplary character, Alpha Psi Omega for theatre and Beta Beta Beta for biology).