Category Archives: Students

Texas A&M students earn top cash prize at Savma Pitch Competition

Two Texas A&M visionaries are $10,000 closer to bringing to life their invention after earning first place in a pitch competition at the 2019 Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Symposium, held March 9-11 at the University of Georgia in Athens. Brianna Boyle, a third-year veterinary student in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, and Stephanie Young, a sophomore animal science major, beat out 25 teams from across the U.S. and England to take home the top prize. In the competition, they pitched their product SkyPaws,… Read More →

Circle Y Supports Rising Stars

By Cutting Horse Central It’s no secret that the youth are the future of our industry, Penny Youngblood and Nancy Pearce, of Circle Y Ranch, are dedicated to helping grow and develop the younger generation. One way they are giving back is through the Texas A&M Collegiate Stock Horse Team, which consists of 12 college athletes ranging in show experience. Not only have Penny and Nancy offered generous financial support over the years for the Texas A& M Equine Program, they have also invested in the team’s preparation for major… Read More →

Judging teams successful at multiple contests

The Department of Animal Science competitive judging teams have hit the ground running this semester between the long hours of practice they have put in and contests they have traveled to. The meat judging team kicked things off at the American Meat Science Association Southwestern Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest in Fort Worth on Feb. 3. They placed third in the contest with Layne Mustian placing fifth overall individually. Texas Tech University won the contest by 56 points. Kansas State University came in second. The aggies again places third… Read More →

2018 ANSC Brazil Study Abroad: Comparative Ruminant Production

Writers: Jordan Adams and Madeline Rivera It is every college student’s dream to have the opportunity to participate in a study abroad.  Visit a foreign country, learn a different language, experience another culture, make new friends, and learn something that we never knew about ourselves. During the summer of 2018, nine animal science students and one biomedical science student had the opportunity to study abroad in Brazil. The objective of the study abroad was to compare ruminant production schemes in the northeastern and southeastern regions of Brazil to… Read More →

Veterinary Students Earn Full Army Scholarships

Two students from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) have been awarded the U.S. Army’s Health Professional Scholarship, each receiving more than $200,000 to be used to fund their remaining years as CVM students. Sabrina Dagher-Arevalo (a graduate of the Department of Animal Science) and Jillian Estrella, both in the CVM Class of 2022, were commissioned into the U.S. Army and presented with their awards during the ceremony on Jan. 11. The scholarship covers tuition, supplies, and a monthly stipend Dagher-Arevalo and Estrella… Read More →

Steele named president of American Meat Science Association student board

The American Meat Science Association student membership recently elected its 2018-2019 Student Board of Directors, including naming Chandler Steele, of Texas A&M University, president. Steele grew up in Central Michigan on her family’s farm raising and showing livestock. She is currently pursuing a master of science degree in animal science with a focus in meat science and food safety at Texas A&M University under the guidance of Dr. Jeff Savell and Dr. Kerri Gehring. Steele completed her bachelor of science degree in animal science with an emphasis in… Read More →

Horsemen’s Association hosts national collegiate convention

By Emma Coffman and Amanda Denson The Texas A&M University Horsemen’s Association hosted the 2018 American Collegiate Horsemen’s Association National Convention March 8-11. This convention is held each year and hosted by different universities to bring together students interested in careers with an equine focus.  The 3-day program provides exposure to a variety of equine professionals leading to networking opportunities and potential internships or jobs for the convention attendees. This year saw the largest convention attendance to date at 150 from 14 universities across the U.S. The convention… Read More →

Mohammad receives Grand Challenges award

Zahra Mohammad, a graduate student studying under Dr. Alejandro Castillo, associate professor of meat science in the Department of Animal Science, recently received a 2018 Grand Innovation Challenge Award. The challenge was a team-based competition for graduate and undergraduate students offered through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The teams were tasked with identifying a solution to one of the College’s five Grand Challenges: Protecting Our Environment Enriching Our Youth Improving Our Health Growing Our Economy Feeding Our World Mohammad and her team received the award for… Read More →

Meat Judging Team completes successful semester

Writer: Dr. Leslie Frenzel Members of the 2017 Fightin’ Texas Aggie Meat Judging Team recently completed their intercollegiate meat judging careers. This is a proud moment for each of them because they have dedicated their hearts and souls to competing on a national stage to represent themselves and Texas A&M University for a demanding 15 months. While balancing their academics, practice, family, and social lives, the team was tenacious enough to finish an extremely successful competitive year as only one of three teams to finish in the top… Read More →

Aggies named champions at Bryan Stock Horse of Texas show

By: Morgan Moreno Aggies win first stock horse competition of the season On Saturday, Sept. 25, the Texas A&M Stock Horse Team competed in their first show of the 2017-2018 school year. The Aggies took top honors as the Division I High Point Team over Texas Tech University. Senior captains, Lane Birkenfeld and Lisa Jordan, excelled in the non-pro division, finishing as second and third place all-around, respectively. Birkenfeld won three out of four classes, taking top honors in reining, stock horse pleasure, and trail. Jordan claimed individual… Read More →