Lindsey Rucks of Okeechobee, Fla., has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the Kildee Undergraduate Studies Scholarship. She is currently attending the University of Florida, majoring in Agriculture Education and Communication with an emphasis in Leadership Development. Her goal is to a promoter of the dairy industry and to be a breeder of purebred dairy cattle.
NDS/DMI Milk Marketing Scholarships
Laura Weisz, of Hillman, Minnesota has been awarded the 2011 National Dairy Shrine / DMI Milk Marketing $1,500 Scholarship. Additionally, eight other undergraduate students have been awarded $1,000 scholarships and are listed alphabetically. These generous scholarships are made possible by Dairy Management Inc. and NDS to encourage students to pursue careers in dairy product marketing.
Laura Weisz is an Animal Science major with a Dairy Production emphasis along with a Mass Communications minor at the University of Minnesota. She also served as a county dairy princess and a finalist for Princess Kay of the Milky Way. Philip Bachman, of Ulysses, Pa., is an Animal Sciences major at Pennsylvania State University. Mandy Brazil from Petaluma, Calif., is a Communications major with Dairy Science and Agriculture Business minor at Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo. Laura Elliott from Marshall, Wis., is attending University of Wisconsin – Madison as a Dairy Science and Life Sciences Communication major with a Business Certificate. Jason Kaare from Chaska, Minn., is pursuing an Agricultural Education major with a minor in Animal Science at the University of Minnesota. Rachel Manning from Huntingtown, Md., is attending West Virginia University as an Agriculture and Extension Education major. Isaac Salfer from Dassel, Minn., is attending the University of Minnesota as an Animal Science major with an emphasis in Dairy Production. Theresa Twohey from Stewartville, Minnesota, is pursuing an Agricultural Education Leadership and Communications major at the University of Minnesota. Hannah Wentworth from Quarryville, Pa. is attending Pennsylvania State University as an Animal Science major.
Each year, two scholarships are awarded by National Dairy Shrine in memory of Marshall E. McCullough, the well-respected nutrition researcher and educator from Georgia. Eligible students must be entering their freshmen year of college and plan to major in dairy/animal science or agricultural journalism with a dairy emphasis. National dairy Shrine is pleased to announce the 2011 McCullough Scholarship Winners – Eileen Gress of Shreve, Ohio, and Cassandra Krull of Lake Mills, Wis.