University of Delaware awarded $6,620 student recruitment grant

by | Sep 28, 2018

Michael Smith, left, vice president of Valley Proteins, and Dr. Robert Alphin, second from right, student advisor at the University of Delaware and manager of the Charles C. Allen Biotechnology Laboratory, join university poultry science students in the grant award presentation for student recruitment. (Photo courtesy U.S. Poultry and Egg Association)

TUCKER, Ga. — The U.S. Poultry Foundation awarded a $6,620 student recruitment grant to the University of Delaware’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences.
The grant came in part from an endowing Foundation gift from Valley Proteins.
The grant check was presented by Michael Smith, vice president at Valley Proteins, to Dr. Robert Alphin, student advisor.
The funds will be used to implement the University of Delaware’s Poultry Education Recruitment Program, which is designed to provide opportunities for students to learn about the many career opportunities that exist in the poultry industry.
Students in the program benefit from a career seminar series, an animal science exploration day and participation in the foundation’s College Student Career Program.
The foundation awarded recruiting grants totaling $282,500 for the 2017-18 school year to 35 colleges and universities across the United States with either a poultry science department or a poultry studies program.
The student recruiting program dates to 1994 when the foundation was established to provide annual recruiting funds to attract students to poultry studies and ultimately into careers in the poultry industry.

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