2013-2014 Scholarship Recipients

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 and Annual Meeting 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, California 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.

2014 scholarship recipients with Scholarship Foundation President Ron Gustafson (right) at the NAMA Management Conference

2012-2013 Scholarship Recipients

The NAMA Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the undergraduates chosen as recipients of scholarship grants for the 2012-13 academic school year.  The awards were presented at the NAMA MEATXPO’13 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 13, 2013.  NAMA Scholarship Foundation President Ron Gustafson announced these winners:

Frank DeBenedetti Scholarship
Daniel Sewald of Colorado State University

Florence Powers Scholarship
Hannah Shetters, University of Florida

Al Piccetti Scholarship
Lorraine Frances English, Ohio State University

Lou Gast Scholarship
Bo Hutto, Texas Tech University

NAMA Scholarships
Heather Rode, Texas Tech University
Martin F. Overholt, Ohio State University
Dakotah Williams, Texas Tech University
Samantha J. Smith, California State Polytechnic 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 would also like to extend its gratitude to the scholarship review committee, which consisted of Dr. Bob Delmore, Cal Poly State University; Dr. Henry N. Zerby, Ohio State University; Dr. John Henson, CA State University-Fresno; Ron Richard, University of Idaho; and Dr. Jeff Sindelar, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The scholarship recipients gather with Scholarship Foundation President Ron Gustafson (far right) at MEATXPO’13

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