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AMSA 68th RMC Undergraduate Scholastic Achievement Award Recipients

May 07, 2015

AMSA 68th RMC Undergraduate Scholastic Achievement Award Recipients

The 2015 Undergraduate Scholastic Achievement Award winners will be recognized during the AMSA 68th RMC Awards Banquet, Tuesday, June 16th in Lincoln, NE. These awards are sponsored by the ADM.

Allison Hobson is studying Animal Sciences and Industry and minoring in Food Science at Kansas State University. From competing on the 2013 Meat Evaluation Team, her involvement within the Kansas State Meat Science Department only grew. She has participated in multiple summer internships such as a Research Assistant at U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, and Quality Assurance Intern with Hormel Foods. Allison is currently working for Tyson Foods as an intern in Quality Assurance in Pasco, WA. In the fall Allison plans to complete a Master's Degree in Meat Science.

Brandon Klehm, a student at The Ohio State University, is completing his degree in Meat Science. Brandon has interned with several meat processing companies, in addition to working at his university's meat lab. "Having the opportunity to learn and engage with different companies has stimulated my drive and passion for the meats industry." Brandon will begin his master's degree at the University of Illinois.

Austin Langemeie is a graduating senior at Texas Tech University and has worked as a Sales Associate for Raider Red Meats at Texas Tech. While at Tech, he was a First Team All-American for the Meat Judging Team in 2013 and part of the National Champion Meat Judging Team. Austin will be transferring to Kansas State University to pursue a Master's and Doctorate in Swine Nutrition hoping to stay involved in the swine industry with an emphasis on the meat science side.

Amanda Outhouse a student at Iowa State University, completed her degree in Animal Science in May. She worked as an undergraduate research assistant, in the muscle biology lab, under Dr. Kyle Grubbs. She is an active member of the Meat Science Quiz Bowl Team and the Meat Science Club on campus. Amanda plans to pursue a Master of Science degree this fall at ISU with a focus in meat science and muscle biology. Amanda currently is a Pork Quality Research Intern with Smithfield Farmland in Milan, MO.

Shannon White will graduate from Oklahoma State University next week with a Bachelor's of Food Science and a minor in Animal Science. At Oklahoma State University, she competed on the 2013 Meats Judging team and the 2014 Meat Animal Evaluation team. With an agriculture background, she knew she wanted to be involved in the agriculture industry. Following her internship with Cargill last summer, she discovered what she wanted to do for a career and will be starting in August with Cargill Beef as a sales trainee.

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