Agriculture's Cody Bingham wins
By Aaron Falk
April 27, 2006 | At USU's most prestigious awards
ceremony, Cody Bingham was on top.
For his academic excellence and leadership skills,
Bingham, the ASUSU Ag senator, was give the Bill E.
Robins Memorial Award at the annual Robins Awards ceremony.
"Cody is one of those individuals who have helped
create an important legacy here at Utah State University,"
USU President Stan Albrecht said. "He truly cares about
the success of the university."
Albrecht also said that Bingham went above and beyond
expectations in his handling of the September van accident
that killed eight of his fellow Agriculture students
and one instructor.
Bingham's advisers and coworkers said they were "in
awe" of his ability and wisdom in dealing with media
and planning vigils and memorials.
"He is always willing to help where needed and looks
for opportunities to serve," Albrecht said. "He is one
of those quiet and natural leaders."
The ceremony also honored and memorialized the victims
of the rollover van accident with a new award: the Legacy
of Utah State Award.
Robert Peterson, a survivor of the accident, said
the accident was a tragic time for the victims' families,
but that the university responded with love and hope.
"The award will be given each year to a student who
embodies the true spirit, heart and soul of Utah State,"
Val R. Christensen Service Award
USUBC Student Government
Achievement of the Year
Organization of the Year
Scholar of the Year
Glen de Guzman
Female Athlete of the Year
Male Athlete of the Year
Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year
Graduate Research Assistant of the Year
Professional Advisor of the Year
Faculty Advisor of the Year
Talent of the Year
Jamilyn Manning White
Professor of the Year
Gerald R. Sherratt Award
Man of the Year
Woman of the Year