2014 NAMA Scholarship Recipients

Writer: Lauron Early, lauron@meatassociation.com, www.meatassociation.com

The NAMA Scholarship Foundation was pleased to announce last week the undergraduates chosen as recipients of scholarship grants for the 2013-14 academic school year. The awards were presented during the NAMA Meat Industry Management Conference on March 21, by Foundation President Ron Gustafson.

Frank DeBenedetti Scholarship: Daniel Neely, Kansas State University
Florence Powers Scholarship: Lindsey Turner, Texas A&M University
Al Piccetti Scholarship: Hope Voegele, Texas A&M University
Lou Gast Scholarship: Brittany McDaniel, University of Florida
NAMA Scholarship: Kathryn Sands, Purdue University
Don & Jana Clift Scholarship: Chelsea O’Diam, Ohio State University

These $2,250 to $2,500 merit-based awards are presented annually to undergraduate students studying animal/meat/food science and considering a career in the meat industry. NAMA Scholarship Foundation (www.meatscholars.org) would also like to extend its gratitude to the scholarship review committee, which consisted of Dr. Bob Delmore, Colorado State University; Dr. John Henson, CA State University-Fresno; Ron Richard, University of Idaho; and Shane Oesthaler, Carlton Farms.

The NAMA Scholarship also announced a new culinary arts/science scholarship that will be named the Bobby Hatoff Scholarship. This will be the first scholarship of its kind and it will be awarded in 2015.

With representatives in the United States, Canada and Mexico, and a community of more than 600 companies, North American Meat Association provides its members exceptional regulatory advocacy, educational opportunities, and a spirit of partnership that is unique in the industry.


For more information regarding news from the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, please contact Maggie Tucker at maggie.berger@ag.tamu.edu or (979) 845-1542.

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