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: Alumni Newsletter - Spring 2017

Alumni Newsletter for for the Department of Animal Sciences

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  1. The Department of Animal Sciences awarded 110 Undergraduate and seven Graduate degrees as part of the largest graduating class in The Ohio State University history. The 2017 University graduating class size of about 11,500 students surpassed the previous records of 11,235 set in 2016 and 11,040

  2. The Department of Animal Sciences’ Joan Galbraith Jerauld was one of 12 Ohio State staff members honored with the Distinguished Staff Award. As the university’s most prestigious staff recognition, the award celebrates staff members who have made a significant impact at Ohio State.

  3. The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences hosted the 14th Annual CFAES Undergraduate Research Forum on February 28 in the Nationwide/Farm Bureau 4-H building.

  4. Animal and dairy science lost a well-respected staff member, Grace Stephenson.

  5. The Department of Animal Sciences had two poster competition winners during the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center's (OARDC) 2017 research conference on April 20. The competition, which drew 83 entries, recognized outstanding

  6. The Department of Animal Sciences held its annual recognition event, the Evening of Excellence, at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on April 8, 2017. The event honors scholarly achievements and co-curricular team participation.

  7. The COBA/Select Sires donation of an ET calf has raised more than $19,000 in funds for The Ohio State University Dairy Judging Program. The funds, raised during the Buckeye Classic Sale at the Spring Dairy Expo, will be used to help with program travel expenses.

  8. The Department of Animal Sciences' Dr. Monique Pairis-Garcia, Assistant Professor, was honored by the Council of Graduate Students (CGS) with the 2017 James M. Siddens Award for Distinguished Faculty Advising.

  9. The 2017 Buckeye Bonanza Open House & Sale Horse Preview and the Buckeye Bonanza Horse Sale brought in a total of $20,216 through a silent auction and online horse auction for The Ohio State University Equine Program.

  10. Andy and Itske Miedema and Dr. Joseph Hogan were inducted into the Dairy Science Hall of service during the Evening of Excellence on April 8, 2017.

  11. Dr. Sue DeNise was inducted into the Animal Science Hall of Fame on April 8, 2017. The event took place during the Evening of Excellence recognition program hosted by the Department of Animal Sciences.

  12. The Department of Animal Sciences has added a number of new faculty and staff members.


  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