Brittany Anne Avin of Greenville, North Carolina was awarded the 2015 Norris Medal for being voted the best all-around student by the university scholarships and awards committee. Brittany spent several semesters on a Creative Inquiry team researching the Biochemical and genetic approaches to understanding acetate fermentation in pathogenic fungi with Doctors Cheryl and Kerry Smith and participating in the team that managed the marketing and the planning for the April 10th Relay for Life.
The Norris Medal is given to the best all-around graduating senior student. The Norris Medal is considered the most prestigious award given to an undergraduate.
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