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: Alumni Newsletter - Summer 2017

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  1. COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) announces the appointment of John Foltz as chair of the Department of Animal Sciences. He will join CFAES for a four-year appointment on Oct. 9, 2017.

  2. The Department of Animal Sciences has lost a former staff member, Sue Malloy.

  3. Two Department of Animals Sciences graduate students, Revathi Shanmugasundaram and Kim Wilson, and one former undergraduate student, Victoria Polentz, were awarded travel grants to attend the Poultry Science Associations’ (PSA) Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL.

  4. On August 18, alumni, students, faculty and staff of the Department of Animal Sciences said goodbye to Ann Ottobre after 32 years of service.

  5. Meat Laboratory Manager Ron Cramer (Left) and Dr. Francis Fluharty

    A newly formed Ohio-based company had two animals harvested and processed in The Ohio State University Meat Laboratory for photographs of meat cuts conforming to the Institutional Meat Purchase Specifications (IMPS). The IMPS is the standard used by hotels, restaurants, and other food service

  6. Dr. Steven Moeller demonstrates meat evaluation techniques.

    The Ohio State University Meat Laboratory harvested and processed the Ohio State Fair Champion and Reserve Champion lambs for each of the Junior Fair breed winners. The Open Class Champion and Reserve Champion were also harvested and processed.

  7. Dr. Chanhee “Chan” Lee is using the study of animal science to lessen farming environmental impacts. His research focuses on nutrient utilization efficiency to improve production and lower nutrient excretion. The Ohio State University Livestock Evaluation Leader and Livestock Judging Coach, Hank

  8. Dr. Pasha Lyvers Peffer, Interim Associate Chair and Associate Professor, was awarded the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Educator Award during the NACTA Annual Conference.

  9. The Buckeye Dairy Club held its annual awards reception on April 22 at the Der Dutchman in Plain City, with about 82 in attendance. Those recognized included the dairy judging and dairy challenge teams and the Club’s committee chairs and outgoing officers.

  10. Joel Sonnenberg with Bonnie Ayars

    The Buckeye Dairy Club, in conjunction with John and Bonnie Ayars, launched the Austin Ayars Memorial Scholarship at the Buckeye Dairy Club’s annual awards reception banquet held at Der Dutchman in Plain City on April 22.

  11. This marked the fourth year for the OSU Dairy Industry Study Abroad, with the three previous trips occurring in 2007, 2011, and 2014. The first two trips were to the Netherlands, but the two most recent trips included the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium.

  12. The Ohio State University placed second at the 16th annual North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge® (NAIDC) held March 30 – April 1 in Visalia, CA. There were 36 teams that participated in the national contest and 89 students that participated in the Dairy Challenge Academy. In total, 230

  13. Ella Jackson, Tanner Topp, and Lexie Nunes

    The Ohio State University Dairy Judging Team had a successful trip to the Western National Spring Judging Contest, part of the 102nd Richmond Black & White Days. Team members Tanner Topp, Ella Jackson, and Lexie Nunes placed 2nd overall and 2nd in reasons.


  1. Miller Poultry is accepting interns for 2024! They will be at the career fair on the 28th of September, but applications open the 4th. See attached for more information! 


  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