Brent Gaither, son of Donald and Kimberly Gaither of Powder Springs, Ga., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Biology Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.
Brent graduated in June from North Central College as a biology major with minors in bioinformatics and environmental studies. He is a graduate of Medina High School in Medina, Ohio.
He conducted research with biology faculty on campus and at Oregon State University in a summer internship. A student-athlete, Brent was a member of North Central’s nationally ranked cross country and track and field teams. He was an Academic All-CCIW and competed in the indoor track and field national championships.
Brent plans to pursue a master’s degree and a Ph.D. His career goal is to be a land manager.