A&M students receive scholarships | Education

Scholarships were recently awarded to 22 students from the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, totaling $47,500 from the Southwest Meat Association Foundation at this year’s convention in Galveston July 27-30.

Thirteen undergraduates and eight graduate students received the awards relating to animal science and food science and technology, as well as other fields.

Bob Ondrusek Memorial Scholarship: Sage Boleman, Brock, Animal Science and Production Major. After graduation, Boleman plans to pursue a master’s degree in meat science at Texas A&M with a focus on meat quality, food safety, or food processing.

Doctorate: Trent Schwartz, Wall, doctoral student in animal sciences. Schwartz plans to pursue a career as a meat scientist in academia, focusing on meat quality, food safety, or food processing.

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Hall of Honor Scholarship – Undergraduate: Riley Hudson, Montgomery, Major in Animal Science. After graduation, Hudson plans to pursue a master’s degree in genetics for a career in livestock breeding; Hunter Nevlud, Shiner, freshman animal science student. Nevlud will focus on meat science and entrepreneurship at Texas A&M.

Master: Kaylee Greiner, Christiansburg, Virginia. Greiner is a second-year master’s student focusing on meat science. While continuing his education, Greiner also coaches the 2022 Texas Aggie Meat Judge Team and co-coaches the 2022 Meat Science Quiz Bowl Team.

Ph.D.: Lauren Lee, Hamilton, first-year doctoral student in meat science and food safety.

Foundation Scholarship – Undergraduate: Emma Anton, Lockhart, Major in Animal Science; Cassity Brown, College Station, majoring in agricultural economics with a certificate in meat science; Jennifer Deden, Houston, animal science student with a certificate in meat science and a minor in business; Nathan Kerth, College Station, freshman in animal science; Bonnie McKinzie, Stephenville, a junior animal science major; Aime Leandre Shimwa Mvuyekure, Nyagatare, Rwanda, Masters Student in Animal Science; Abbey Pollock, Weatherford, food science major; Dylan Sione, Fredericksburg, double major in Animal Science and Agricultural Leadership and Development; Abigail Tack, Humble, majoring in animal science with a minor in business; Reagan Wagner, Hamilton, animal science major; Gage Walsh, Santa Fe, a junior animal science major; Katherine Kendrick, San Antonio, graduate student; Ian Lovell, Ault, Colorado, master’s student in animal science with a focus on meat and food science; Tachary Mayer, Cameron, a master’s student in animal science, with certificates in meat science and food safety; Emma Paige Williams, Austin, second-year master’s student; Kirsten Zwally, Monroe, Connecticut, Masters Student in Animal Science.

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