Fund Detail

Fund Purpose:

This fund was formed to recognize the contributions of Dr. Harold Hafs to the American Society of Animal Science. Beginning in 2010, the money from this club is being used in collaboration with money from the Zimbelman, Boyd, Glenn, and Britt Appreciation Clubs to support an undergraduate animal agriculture policy internship in Washington, D.C.

Applications for 2023 are now being accepted.  Please click here for requirements and application instructions: ASAS 2023 D.C. Interns.

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Harold Hafs was a pioneer in developing techniques to freeze semen and synchronize estrus in cattle, with over 324 published papers and abstracts. He has published extensively on pituitary and hypothalamic control of reproduction, and he was a major contributor to understanding pubertal development. In service, Harold accepted professional responsibilities within ASAS, ADSA, and SSR. In ASAS for example, he initiated peer reviews of abstracts for the Physiology and Endocrinology section, served on the Board of Directors, and was a founding member and chair of the Foundation Board of Trustees. He has also contributed his expertise for NIH, FDA, NRC, NAAB, and USDA. As examples of leadership, he was chair of the Department of Dairy Science at Michigan State University, vice president for Animal Science at Merck, and chair of the Department of Animal Sciences at Rutgers University. From 1995 on, he has coordinated the Animal Science Education Consortium of 15 institutions in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region, presently creating digital image galleries at the National Agricultural Library to enhance teaching in the animal sciences nationally. Harold enjoyed mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and enhanced careers for faculty at numerous institutions in the United States as well as in several other countries. Dr. Hafs passed away on March 04, 2021.  

Past Awards:

2022 Intern
Madeleine Ring, Delaware Valley University

2018 Interns
Megan Anderson, The Pennsylvania State University
Elizabeth Frey, Michigan State University 
Stephanie McBath, Cornell University 
Danny Munch, University of Connecticut 
Miriam Snider, University of Kentucky

2017 Interns
Rachael Buzanowski, Kansas State University  Read more... 
Alyssa Condon, University of Connecticut 
KathrynAnn Fields, Texas A&M University 
Taylor Herren, California State University, Chico
Ben Rietmann, Oregon State University 
Tyler Madison Roberts, Texas A&M University 

2016 Interns
Jamee Bell, Tarleton State University 
Alexandra Cantrell, Texas A&M University 
Cordelia Hiers, Murray State University 
Morgan Jones, University of Minnesota 
Olivia Woods, Oregon State University 

2015 Interns
Pierce Bennett, Kansas State University  Read more...  Listen to Podcast below.
Tiffany Hebb, Tuskegee University 
Maci Lienemann, University of Nebraska  Read more...  Listen to Podcast below.
Ashley Weaver, The Ohio State University 

2014 Interns:
Morgan Gaither, Colorado State University - Fort Collins
Lillian Rogers, University of Vermont

2013 Interns:
Jessie Nickerson, West Virginia State University
Jordan Hieber, North Dakota State University

2012 Interns:
Chris Gambino, Washington State University
Megan Bryant, Oklahoma State University

2011 Interns:
Benjamin Williamson, University of Arkansas

2010 Intern:
Carolyn Gravatte, University of Kentucky

Intern Experiences

Podcast with Pierce Bennett
Public Policy Intern Pierce Bennett talks about his experiences in Washington D.C.
Date: August, 2015

Maci Lienemann Podcast
Public Policy Intern, Maci Lienemann, talks about her experiences in Washington D.C.
Date: August, 2015

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