Kansas State University veterinary students earn scholarships from national bovine association
Friday, Oct. 2, 2015
Kansas State University's scholarship winners at the recent annual conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners include, from left:Jacob Hagenmaier, Lacey Robinson, Ellen Unruh and Kaitlynn Abell. | Download the following the following photo.
MANHATTAN — Four Kansas State University veterinary students received scholarship awards at the recent annual conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners in New Orleans.
Two fourth-year veterinary students, Lacey Robinson, Olsburg, and Jacob Hagenmaier, Randolph, received the $5,000 American Association of Bovine Practitioners Foundation-Zoetis scholarships. The awards were established to provide educational enrichment opportunities to steer outstanding students toward careers in bovine veterinary practice and to provide them with unique educational experiences to maximize their preparation for bovine practice of the future.
Third-year veterinary medicine student Ellen Unruh, Rantoul, was selected as one of only seven recipients of an Amstutz Scholarship, worth $7,500. The purpose of the scholarship is to attract adequate numbers of well-trained veterinarians to enter food animal practice, in general, and bovine practice, specifically. The award was named in honor of Harold E. Amstutz, who was a longtime veterinary professor at Purdue University.
Pathobiology doctoral student Kaitlynn Abell, Ocala, Florida, received third place and $1,500 in the association's graduate student competition for her presentation, "Effect of vaginal temperature on behavior patterns of Mannheimia haemolytica challenged beef heifer calves." It was one of 55 total presentations in the competition.