Fund Detail

Fund Purpose:

The Wilson G. Pond Appreciation Club was formed to recognize the contribution of Dr. Pond to the field of non-ruminant nutrition and to the American Society of Animal Science. Money from the club is used to support 2 to 4 international travel funds for study by students and early career professionals.

Requirements for the Wilson G. Pond Appreciation Club International Travel Award

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Wilson G. Pond was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 16, 1930 and was raised in Bloomington, Minnesota. He received a BS degree (1952) from the University of Minnesota and a MS degree (1954) and PhD degree (1957) from Oklahoma State University. He began his career in 1957 at Cornell University, where he served successively as assistant professor, associate professor, and professor in the Department of Animal Science with a joint appointment on the faculty of the Graduate School of Nutrition. In 1978, he was named nutrition research leader at the Roman L. Hruska US Meat Animal Research Center (Clay Center, Nebraska) and adjunct professor, Department of Animal Science, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. In 1990, he became a research animal scientist at the USDA Children’s Nutrition Research Center and adjunct professor, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. In 1997, he returned to Cornell University as a visiting professor, Department of Animal Science.

During his career, Dr. Pond has served on the graduate committee of many PhD and MS degree candidates and as supervisor of five postdoctoral fellows. His graduate and postdoctoral students have contributed to nutrition research focused on questions in commercial swine production and in use of the pig as an animal model for human nutrition.

Past Awards:

2022 Travel Fund Awards:

  • Cecilia Constantino Rocha, University of Florida
  • Felipe Alves Correa Carvalho da Silva, University of Florida
  • Jessica G. Syring, North Dakota State University
  • Ronald J. Trotta, University of Kentucky

2020 Travel Fund Awards:

  • Kacie McCarthy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Elizabeth Messersmith, Iowa State University

2019 Travel Fund Awards:

  • Matthew Crouse, North Dakota State University
  • Ahmed Elolimy, University of Arkansas

2018 Travel Fund Awards:

  • Fernanda Batistel, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Alan Duttlinger, Purdue University
  • Maria Haag, University of Missouri
  • Su A Lee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Motshabi Mokolobate, University of the Free State
  • Michaela Trudeau, University of Minnesota

2017 Travel Fund Awards:

  • Alison Ward, North Dakota State University
  • Ananda Fontoura, North Dakota State University
  • Diego M.D.L. Navarro, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Matthew Crouse, North Dakota State University

2016 Travel Fund Awards:

  • Deidre Harmon, University of Georgia
  • Faithe Keomanivong, North Dakota State University
  • Gloria Casas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Jill Larson, University of Missouri
  • Matthew Crouse, North Dakota State University

2015 Travel Fund Awards:

  • Emily Otto-Tice, Purdue University
  • Matthew Asmus, Purdue University
  • Neil Jaworski, University of Illinois

2014 Travel Fund Awards:

  • Laura Rortvedt-Amundson, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Allison Crane, North Dakota State University
  • Elizabeth Latham, Texas A&M University
  • Jena Peine, North Dakota State University
  • Jolie Vega, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • W. Brandon Smith, University of Arkansas

2013 Travel Fund Awards:

  • Erin Harris, University of Missouri
  • Sarah Pearce, Iowa State University
  • Robin White, Washington State University
  • Andrea Hanson, Texas A&M University
  • Oscar Javier Rojas Martinez, University of Illinois

2012 Travel Fund Awards:

  • Blair Aldridge, Purdue University
  • Keenan McRoberts, Cornell University
  • Leticia Camacho, North Dakota State University

2011 Travel Fund Awards:

  • Rodrigo Manjarin, Michigan State University
  • Erika Downey, Iowa State University
  • Dustin Boler, University of Illinois
  • Christina E. Phillips, University of Minnesota
  • Blaire Aldridge, Purdue University

2010 Travel Fund Awards:

  • Amy K. McLean, University of Wyoming
  • Christy Oliver, North Dakota State University
  • Christina E. Phillips, University of Minnesota
  • Christina Taylor-Edwards, US FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine

2009 Travel Fund Awards:

  • Ashley DeDecker, University of Illinois
  • Allison Meyer, North Dakota State University

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