Shinoda Foundation Names Scholar of the Year
Kellie Walters of Iowa State University has been named the recipient of the Shinoda Scholar of the Year award for 2013-14. After graduating with a horticulture degree, Walters plans to pursue a career in commercial greenhouse floriculture production with a goal of advancing to a greenhouse management position. In addition to her horticulture academic studies, Walters continues to expand her knowledge and education, completing several internships, including one in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She has received a number of scholarships and awards; is active in multiple extracurricular activities such as Pi Alpha Xi, the Mid American Collegiate Horticulture Society and Gamma Sigma Delta; and is president of the Iowa State University Horticulture Club. The Shinoda Foundation was established in 1964 to encourage educational opportunities for young people interested in entering the horticulture industry. The foundation has awarded scholarships valued at more than $760,000 to nearly 650 undergraduate floriculture students since 1965. For more information on the Shinoda Foundation, visit www.shinodascholarship.org.