SAN ANTONIO — Seven Texas A&M University meat science students received a Bob Ondrusek Memorial Scholarship given by the Southwest Meat Association Foundation, presented during the SMA Annual Convention held in San Antonio July 21-24, 2011. The SMA Foundation awarded approximately $25,000 in Ondrusek Scholarships, the largest amount ever awarded. In addition, each recipient was given a travel stipend to assist with expenses. The students were recognized during the annual President’s Dinner and Dance.
Those receiving scholarships from Texas A&M are, front left, Leslie Frenzel, Rachel Glascock, Jim Ondrusek, Bob Ondrusek’s son and Vice-President of Columbia Packing Company, Ashley Haneklaus and Haley Grimes. Back left, Gatlan Gray, Russell McKeith and Amanda Smith.
Also at the convention, Jessica Steger, a senior animal science major, and Cody Labus, a meat science graduate student, were recognized as recipients of the SmiKids Scholarships, an award they each received in the spring during the Saddle and Sirloin Club Banquet.