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Warner University, Lake Wales, FL—Danielle Sprague
Degree: Agricultural Studies
Nominated by Sherrill L. Harriger, Library Director

As part of her Agricultural Practicum coursework, Danielle interned with Dow AgroSciences during the summer after her junior year and has continued to work with them during her senior year. Her specific duties include working alongside research scientists in identifying pests in the citrus industry and developing pest control procedures. Danielle is very interested in Entomology and all aspects of dealing with insect pests. Due to the problem of citrus greening disease in Florida, she is looking forward to working with professors and scientists on how to manage citrus psyllids and HLB pathogen, and to hopefully contribute to the control of this disease in the near future.

Danielle also completed a practicum with the Greening and Canker Extension Education Coordinator at the University of Florida’s Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, Florida and a practicum with the Commercial Citrus Extension Agent with the University of Florida’s Polk County Extension Services in Bartow, Florida. Danielle is always very courteous and respectful, both to her peers and to her supervisors. She is one of the most studious students that we have had the privilege to teach at Warner University. Danielle is a member of the Warner Collegiate FFA Chapter and has been chosen to represent Warner University as a student ambassador.

She traveled to the National FFA Convention as a student recruiter and has graciously server in other community service projects as Warner University Collegiate FFA Secretary (2014-2015) and Treasurer (2013-2014). She was and continues to be a recipient of the Gulf Citrus Growers Association Scholarship (2013-2015).