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: Alumni Newletter - Spring 2019

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  1. Our Animal Sciences alumni are making the news!

    Information courtesy of CFAES Office of Advancement:

  2. Dr. Peter W. Spike, Ph.D., age 78, Emeritus Associate Professor at The Ohio State University and passionate Holstein dairyman, passed away April 17, 2019.

  3. The Department of Animal Sciences awarded 106 undergraduate and two graduate degrees during the spring commencement ceremony.

  4. CHAIRE is excited to announce that Dr. Temple Grandin will be the keynote speaker for the Annual Fundraising Event on September 30!

  5. The Department of Animal Sciences has awarded $117,150 in scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. Thank you to all of the alumni, former faculty and staff, and organizations who support our students!

  6. Professor William "Bill" Weiss, OARDC Animal Sciences, will be inducted into the third group of the Journal of Dairy Science (JDS) Club 100.

  7. Dr. Chanhee Lee, assistant professor, received an Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award.

  8. CQUniversity Australia PhD candidate, Anita Chang, recently completed a trial at The Ohio State Beef Center, located at Don Scott Field.

  9. The Ohio State University Thermal Processing of Ready-to-Eat Meat Products is a three-day short course, offered the first time in 2000, that covers all of the technical and regulatory aspects of cooking, chilling and post-package handling of ready-to-eat meat products. 

  10. The Ohio State Poultry Judging Team placed 2nd overall in the 72nd USPOULTRY Foundation Ted Cameron National Poultry Judging Contest.

  11. Check out some of the Waterman Dairy Farm activities from spring 2019!

  12. The 12th annual Buckeye Bonanza Horse Sale had a record year. The high seller was Nitas Last King (Hogan) at $6,200 and the sale horses (all bred, foaled, and raised at The Ohio State University) averaged $3,700!

  13. Three Animal Sciences students, Karaline Boso, Sarah Doner and Xamarie Ruiz, were selected to the Sesquicentennial Student Scholar Leadership Program.

  14. Three Animal Sciences students were selected by a National Pork Board Committee for a Pork Industry Scholarship.

  15. Two Animal Sciences students received awards at the 2019 Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) National Conference.

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    The Department of Animal Sciences students, organizations, faculty and staff were recognized in multiple categories at The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Celebration of Students Program.

  17. Mr. Steve Moff was inducted into the Dairy Science Hall of Service on April 4, 2019. The event took place during the Celebration of Excellence recognition program hosted by the Department of Animal

  18. Dr. Danny Fox was inducted into the Animal Science Hall of Fame on April 4, 2019. The event took place during the Celebration of Excellence recognition program hosted by the Department of Animal Sciences.

  19. The Department of Animal Sciences held the Celebration of Excellence on April 4, 2019 at The Fawcett Center. Highlights included scholarship and ASAS recognition. Additionally, a new tradition, a "Senior Pinning" ceremony, was held honoring all of the graduating seniors in attendance.

  20. FAIRFIELD COUNTY, OHIO – County farmer Connie Smith, directed $2,500 to The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer.

  21. The Department of Animal Sciences was honored to have five of the 25 CFAES Distinguished Seniors.

  22. Three Animal Sciences seniors were selected for awards at the 24th Annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, held on February 20th, 2019.

  23. Recently, Dairy Extension and Teaching Specialist, Bonnie Ayars, provided the keynote speech for the 2019 Minnesota All Breeds Dairy Convention.

  24. OARDC/Krauss Dairy Center was recognized by the National Mastitis Council for quality milk production.

  25. Agersens and the Department of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that paves the way for the two organizations to implement research trials.

  26. The CFAES Alumni Society selected two Animal Sciences alumni, Drs. Bo Harstine and Leandro Cruppe, for awards at the 2019


  1. All OSU Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS) staff were sent home to tele-commute until further notice.The CCS phone line 614-292-5766 remains available for emergency assistance 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

  2. Did you know that CFAES has hired a counselor to support the needs of their students' mental health?  Dr.

  3. The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences has renewed its partnership with and will continue to provide ALL students and faculty the opportunity to