Two Auburn students awarded Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Foundation scholarships

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Three students were awarded scholarships at Alabama BCIA’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Awards Program: (from left) Desiray Garcia of Tuskegee University and Katie Bennett and Chandler Mulvaney of Auburn University.

From the Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Foundation

The Alabama BCIF recently awarded a graduate fellowship and two undergraduate scholarships to three outstanding young people at the Alabama BCIA 2016 Annual Meeting and Awards Program held in conjunction with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Convention in Birmingham.

The Alabama BCIF was excited to offer undergraduate scholarship and graduate fellowship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in land-grant universities within colleges of agriculture. Alabama BCIF issued the call for interested undergraduate and graduate students to submit an application and supply an official transcript to apply for the offered undergraduate scholarship and graduate fellowship.

The 2016 Alabama BCIF Graduate Fellowship was awarded to Katie Bennett, who is a graduate student seeking a Master of Science degree in beef cattle systems and nutrition within the Auburn University Animal Sciences Department, under the direction of Dr. Kim Mullenix. Katie is a native of Lilburn, Georgia and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Georgia. Katie’s goals are to pursue a career as an extension professional developing and conducting educational programs for cattle producers.

The 2016 Alabama BCIF Undergraduate Scholarships were awarded to Desiray Garcia and Chandler Mulvaney. Desiray Garcia is an undergraduate student within the Tuskegee University Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal, Poultry and Veterinary Sciences. She is a native of Montgomery, Alabama and her career goals are to become a veterinarian and to operate a clinical veterinary practice.

Chandler Mulvaney is an undergraduate student within the Auburn University Agricultural Communications Department seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Communications with a minor in Agricultural Leadership Studies. He is a native of Opelika, Alabama and his career goals are to serve the cattle industry as an agricultural professional, a beef industry advocate and operate a seedstock operation.

The Alabama BCIF is a non-profit foundation established in 2007. Its mission is to educate and facilitate the utilization of performance principles for the cattle industry. The Alabama BCIF provides a vehicle for individuals to make tax deductible contributions to support beef cattle performance educational programs, research, and activities.


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Apr 4, 2016 | Animal Sciences

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