Fall 2018 Newsletter Thursday, October 18, 2018
We are pleased to provide you with the Fall 2018 edition of the Animal Science Nsider. The fall semester is well underway and we are looking forward to another successful year. We started the semester with 318 Animal Science and 149 Pre-Veterinary undergraduate students. We had an outstanding class of freshman matriculate and look forward to helping them reach their greatest potential as they progress through our degree programs. Our faculty also continue to recruit outstanding graduate students. We currently have 79 graduate students conducting cutting-edge and translational research across our disciplines and communities. Our faculty and staff continue to excel in their careers and professional disciplines, and several have been recognized for their contributions. We also have established several awards to recognize the outstanding successes of our alumni. Those inaugural award recipients were recognized during our 2018 Animal Science Alumni Weekend and again in this edition. We invite you to engage with us as we continue to build on our culture of achieving excellence and advancing our animal and allied industries.
Our featured stories include highlights from our Alumni Weekend, including our award recipients. At the Alumni & Friends Reunion, we were honored and humbled by a gift from the family of R.B. and Doris Warren to establish the R.B. and Doris Warren Judging Team Support Fund. As this endowment continues to grow, it will provide support for students participating in our livestock, horse, and meats judging programs. Long-time colleague and friend Clyde Naber retired following a career that spanned more than 50 years. Clyde has been an integral part of the success of our teaching and research mission, and his talent, work ethic, and contagious laugh will be greatly missed by this department.
We were also saddened to say goodbye to Brad Bennett, who served as an Extension Educator and the Livestock Judging Team Coach for five years. Brad and his family moved to Tennessee where Brad is serving as a Field Representative for ABS Global Inc. We are grateful for the achievements Brad accomplished for our students and stakeholders during his time here, and wish Brad, Maddie, and Easton well in their new endeavor. Although saying goodbye is difficult, we were pleased to welcome Levi McPhillips and Stephanie Osterthun to the Department of Animal Science. Levi manages the feedlot at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center and Stephanie serves as an advisor for the Pre-Vet Program. You can read more about Levi and Stephanie in this issue. We are excited to have them both on our team!
Please mark your calendar and plan to join us November 17, 2018 for the Animal Science Football Tailgate and April 12 and 13, 2019 for our Animal Science Alumni Weekend. We look forward to hosting our second Animal Science Alumni Weekend here in Lincoln. Stay tuned for registration materials included in the Spring 2019 edition. We hope to see you at the tailgate!
We hope you enjoy this edition of the Animal Science Nsider!
Marvel L. Baker Head and Professor Animal ScienceAnimal Science Nsider