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ANSC Undergraduate Student Accolades



+ ANSC undergraduates Kim Grendzinski (right) and Olivia Korte (left) were recipients of theDifference MakerScholarship.






+ ANSC undergrad Rachel Holden (below) was awarded the 2015 was awarded the Eastern States Exposition Connecticut Trustee Undergraduate Student Scholarship.  Congratulations Rachel!


+ Two ANSC students, Leanne Jankelunas (right) and Alexandra Rudolph (left), were selected as 2015 University Scholars.  Leanne, an ANSC and Pathobiology major, was selected for her project “Investigating the Efficacy of Plant-derived Antimicrobials in Increasing the Sensitivity of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) to Antibiotics.”  Alexandra, an ANSC and MCB major, was selected for her project “Effects of Bovine Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor on Milk Neutrophil Apoptosis.”  The University Scholar Program allows undergraduate students to explore special projects under the guidance of a faculty advisory committee.  Graduating as a University Scholar is considered the highest academic achievement the university bestows on undergraduate students.





+ ANSC Undergrads Katelyn McFadden (left) and Bethany Sullivan (right) with their advisors Dr. Govoni and Dr. Reed, respectively, tied for thirdplace in the 2014American Society ofAnimal Science Undergraduate Research Postercompetition at the annual ASAS meeting in Kansas City, MI.

+ Katelyn McFadden was also named a University Scholar. Katelyn completed her work under the direction of Dr. Kristen Govoni with an advisory committee of Dr. Reedand Dr. Zinn from Animal Science and Dr. Lee from Nutritional Sciences.




+ Emma Lavigne (left) and Brenna Daly (right), two ANSC undergrads, received honorable mentions for their individual papers in the undergraduate scientific writing category for the Aetna Writing Prize. Both were nominated for papers written in Dr. Zinn's Endocrinology course.







+ Students from the Department of Animal Science presented their Undergraduate Research Projects at the National Animal Science Meetings in Indianapolis, IN. They all did a wonderful job presenting and representing UConn’s Department of Animal Science student body at the meetings.  The following are undergraduate students who won awards for their poster presentations: Dana Kaelin—1st Place, Katelyn McFadden—3rd Place, Alison Bush—5th Place

Pictured Clockwise from Top Right: Katelyn McFadden (Advisor: Dr. Kristen Govoni), Elizabeth Forbes (Advisor: Dr. Steven Zinn), Dana Kaelin (Advisor: Dr. Kristen Govoni), [L-R] Bethany Sullivan and Lisa Dauten (Advisor: Dr. Steven Zinn), Michelle Forella (Advisor: Dr. Steven Zinn), Alison Bush (Advisor: Dr. Kristen Govoni).









+  Katie Smith, a freshman in Animal Science and member of the Animal Science Learning Community and Animal Science Freshman English class was selected to read her essay, "Black and Gold: More than Just Colors in Mark Doty's 'Dog Years'," at the second annual Learning Community Scholar Symposium held in November.  Congratulations to Katie, she did a great job!






+ For the second time in her academic career, ANSC undergraduate Lisa Dauten was awarded the Eastern States Exposition Connecticut Trustee Undergraduate Student Scholarship.  Way to go Lisa!!


Lisa Dauten explains to incoming Freshman how UConn’s dairy cows grow from adorable calves to super producer (milking) cows.  UConn’s dairy herd is comprised of Jersey and Holstein cows which are milked three times a day!










+  Emma Price, ANSC Freshman and Animal Science Learning Community member was selected along with other first-year students from the Freshman English Program to present her work at the Inaugural Learning Community English Symposium.  Congratulations Emma!






Stephanie Tornaquindici, Animal Science major, has been named an Honorable Mention for the 2011 Aetna Writing in the Disciplines Award.  She received this honor for a scientific paper she wrote titled “Embryonic Diapause in the Tammar Wallaby, Macropus eugenii: An Adaptation of Development.”


Stephanie Tornaquindici assisted to develop primers specific for T-box 2, a key transcription factor in osteoblast function in Fall 2011.





+   James Gaffney, an ANSC major and aspiring veterinarian, has been admitted to the University Scholars Program.  Congratulations James!




James Gaffney said, “I wanted to be a University Scholar

because I want to prepare myself for veterinary school".







+   Lisa Dauten, ANSC Sophomore, was awarded the 2010 Eastern States Exposition Connecticut Trustee Undergraduate Student Scholarship.  Each year, the Connecticut Trustees of the Eastern States Exposition awards one or more scholarships to CANR undergraduate students who have indicated that they will continue making contributions to agriculture as well as to the welfare of Connecticut citizens. 





+  Congratulations to Elsa Anglin, senior in animal science, recipient of the 2010 Aetna Writing in the Disciplines Award.  Elsa is a co-winner in the Sciences category and submitted a paper on “Manx Syndrome of the Domestic Cat.”  She is graduating this December and has applied to veterinary school.    Elsa is invited to read an excerpt from her paper on Thursday, October 28 at the Aetna Awards Night.

Elsa Anglin was also inducted as

a New England Scholar in 2009!


Last updated: 07/29/2016 11:17:30

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