ANS Graduate Awards

ANS Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate Student Award

This award recognizes a Ph.D. candidate in the department who has demonstrated all-round excellence in academic performance, research, teaching, and service and leadership. To be eligible for this award PhD students must have passed their comprehensive examinations and advanced to candidacy.

ANS Outstanding M.S. Graduate Student Award

This award recognizes a M.S. student in the department who has demonstrated all-round excellence in academic performance, research, teaching, and service and leadership. To be eligible for this award MS students must have been enrolled for at least one year.

ANS Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award

This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the Animal Science teaching mission. Both MS and PhD students are eligible for this award, and selection is based on faculty nominations.

ANS Outstanding Graduate Student Service and Leadership Award

This award recognizes outstanding contributions by a graduate student to the department, animal science profession, animal industry and/or broader community through their service and leadership activities. Both MS and PhD students are eligible for this award, and selection is based on nominations from the Animal Science department community.

(Implemented in 2021)

Jacob A. Hoefer Endowed Fellowship in Animal Science

This competition encourages Ph.D. candidates in the department to prepare for future employment through mock job applications and interviews. To be eligible for this award PhD students must have passed their comprehensive examinations and advanced to candidacy.

 

2021 Awards

The 2021 Graduate Student Awards were delivered remotely. 

Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate Student Award

2021 Recipient: Alyssa Logan

Major Professor: Brian Nielsen

Alyssa Logan with award

Outstanding M.S. Graduate Student Award

2021 Recipient: Thaina Minela

Major professor: Richard Pursley

Thaina Minela with award

Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award

2021 Recipient: Thaina Minela

Major professor: Richard Pursley

Outstanding Graduate Student Service and Leadership Award

2021 Recipient: Quinn Kolar

Major professor: Pamela Ruegg

Quinn Kolar with award

Jacob A. Hoefer Endowed Fellowship in Animal Science

2021 Recipient: Maria Ariadna Ochoa Bernal

Major professor: Asgerally Fazleabas

Maria Ochoa Bernal with award