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.
Groups of juniors and seniors received undergraduate recognition from the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS). To receive ASAS recognition, students must be: enrolled in a four-year curriculum of animal sciences, ranked scholastically in the top 10% of the junior or senior classes, have good moral character, and intend to pursue a career in animal science.
The following are senior rank ASAS recipients:
Individuals honored for Outstanding Student Awards were:
- Dr. George R. Johnson Scholarship Award (Senior or Junior with the Highest GPA)
- Courtney Baker
- Waldock Brothers Award (Outstanding Senior in Animal Sciences)
- Ariel Taylor
- L.E. Kunkle Award (Outstanding Graduate Student in Animal Sciences)
- Alex Tebbe
The final portion of the program was dedicated to individuals who have dedicated their careers to the improvement of animal and meat sciences. The Animal Science Hall of Fame induction ceremony honored Dr. Danny Fox, while the Dairy Science Hall of Service induction ceremony honored Mr. Steve Moff.