> A S S O C I A T I O N McNeese State University Awarded $1,390 USPOULTRY Foundation Student Recruiting Grant The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded a $1,390 student recruiting grant to the Harold and Pearl Dripps School of Agricultural Sciences at McNeese State University in Mississippi. The grant was made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from Cal-Maine Foods and was presented by Barbara Jenkins, executive director of the USPOULTRY Foundation, to Dr. Frederick “Chip” LeMieux, director of the school and interim dean of the College of Science and Agriculture. Joining in the presentation were several McNeese State University staff and students. A portion of the funds will be used for the University’s poultry science research program, which introduces students to the various professional opportunities available in the poultry industry. This includes USPOULTRY’s College Student Career Program at the IPE, part of IPPE, where the students can interview for full-time careers and internship opportunities. 16 I NEWS & VIEWS I MAY/JUNE 2019 From left: Barbara Jenkins; Devin Gandy, agricultural sciences instructor; Shae Doucet, animal science/ pre-veterinary medicine senior from Beaumont, Texas; Emerald Fletcher, a natural resource conservation management senior from Lake Charles; and Dr. Frederick “Chip” LeMieux. USPOULTRY Foundation Awards Ohio State University $7,000 Student Recruiting Grant The USPOULTRY Foundation awarded a $7,000 student recruiting grant to the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. The grant was made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from the Cooper Family Foundation. A portion of the funds will be used by the Animal Sciences department to recruit potential students, as well as introduce the department’s current students to poultry- related opportunities in education, research and employment. These opportunities will include trips to poultry judging contests nationwide and inviting industry representatives to speak in order to broaden students’ knowledge and interest in the industry. Dr. Michael D. Cressman (right), assistant professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University, along with several poultry science students, receiving a $7,000 student recruiting grant from the USPOULTRY Foundation.