Kody Merlin Powell recently received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Utah. He graduated magna cum laude, received the Oblad Silver Medal and the outstanding senior award.
He will pursue a doctorate degree at the University of Texas under a fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
Kody is married to Elisabeth Broucke and they have one daughter. He is the son of Kerry and Karla Powell, formerly of Huntington.