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Faculty Spotlight: Jesse Fulton Wednesday, January 12, 2022
About Me

I was born and raised in the Kentucky foothills of Appalachia. Just Google 38.509509, -83.510881, if you want specifics, and know I have covered about every piece of ground around that spot. If you asked my mother what I was like growing up, she would tell you I was the one of three that you never knew the location of. I was either helping a neighbor on their cattle operation, or running around the "woods" on foot, dirt-bike, or horseback.

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Sydney May Recipient of Larry E. Sitzman Scholarship Thursday, January 6, 2022

Sydney May of Aurora was named the 2022 recipient of the Larry E. Sitzman Youth in Nebraska Agriculture Scholarship. The daughter of Sara May and David and Janet May. Sydney is a sophomore at the University of Nebraska -Lincoln, studying Animal Science and following the pre-vet track. She will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

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Staff Spotlight: Andi Hallberg Monday, December 6, 2021
About Me

I was born in Englewood, Colorado but have lived in Seward, Nebraska all my life.  Jeff (my husband) and I live in the country by Bee and have four kids: Bryan-28, Garrett-26, Cheyenne-25 and Autumn-23 plus two grandchildren: Ella and Ethan (4 and 6 years old). We also have a part great dane/part lab dog named Rosko and a long hair tuxedo cat named Wilson. Our family has a crazy sense of humor and our time spent together is full of ridiculous jokes and lots of laughter.

What is your position in the department?

I am an Office Associate.

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Faculty Spotlight: Blaine French Monday, December 6, 2021
About Me

I am from Batesville, AR. Family raises Hereford cattle at our operation back home. Married to Chelsea French and am expecting a son come December.

What's your position in the department?

Asst. Professor of Practice/Asst. Extension Educator/Livestock Judging Coach.

How long have your worked in the department?

Since June 2019.

What do you enjoying outside of work?

I really enjoy a good round of golf. I try to play as much as I can in my off time.

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Open Meat Science Positions Monday, November 22, 2021

We are excited to have announced three positions in Meat Science. If you are interested in being part of a dynamic department with a rich history in Meat Science, please consider joining our team.

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Alumni and Service Award Nominations for 2022 Friday, November 19, 2021

We are seeking nominations for four awards that recognize the outstanding accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate alumni, and contributions individuals have made to the Department through their commitment to the livestock and (or) allied industries.

Young Alumni Distinction Award: Recognizes the significant accomplishments made by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Animal Science Alumnus (BS, MS, or PhD) who has graduated in the last 10 years (since May 2009). 

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Staff Spotlight: Theresa Gransemer Monday, November 15, 2021
About Me

I am originally from Lincoln but I lived in Kearney for 25 years. My husband, Wayne, and I moved back to this area in October 2020.  I worked at University of Nebraska-Kearney for 18 years in the Student Accounts/Finance Office and it's great to be back working for the University. We have a 26 year old son, Nate, who lives/works in Omaha and our 23 year old daughter, Alison, just started her Speech Communications Masters program at UNK.

What is your position in the department?

I am a Payroll Associate for AVE & NRBC Business Centers.

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Faculty Spotlight: Samhoda Fernando Monday, November 1, 2021
About Me

My wife Yoshi and I have a son (Supun) and a daughter (Sethmi). They keep us very busy. When ever we get time we like to watch movies and travel around the US and to other countries. I like challenges and to solve problems.

What is your position in the department?

Professor, Nutritional Biochemistry

How long have you worked in the department?

10 years since April 2011.

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Staff Spotlight: Deb Dewald Monday, November 1, 2021
About Me

I grew up on a farm near Daykin, Nebraska where I was active in 4-H showing livestock. I moved to Lincoln and married Pete DeWald. We have been married for 33 years and have two boys, Jarrod and Cody. We live on a small acreage between Malcolm and Raymond, Nebraska. We love to travel and spend time with our friends and family.

What is your position in the department?

I am a personnel coordinator for the AVE Business Center.

How long have you worked in the department?

I have worked in the department for 25 years.

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