May 21, 2015

Funding begins for new Appreciation Clubs

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May 21, 2015 – Fundraising has begun for two new ASAS Foundation Appreciation Clubs – the Gretchen Hill Appreciation Club and the Terry Klopfenstein Appreciation Club.

Gretchen Hill Appreciation Club

gretchen_hillGretchen Myers Hill received her B.S. from the University of Kentucky, M.S. from Purdue University, and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. After post-doctorate studies at the University of Michigan, Dr. Hill joined the faculty there in 1984.  In 1986 she accepted a position at the University of Missouri. Dr. Hill moved to Michigan State University in 1993. Dr. Hill’s research has focused on the trace minerals zinc, copper, selenium, and iron, and their interactions with other nutrients in swine, beef, dairy, sheep, humans, and rats.  Collaborative research contributed to data on mineral metabolism, mass balance, nutrient management, including proposing new methods for determining requirements. Dr. Hill has taught undergraduate and graduate students, and supervised research projects of undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. students. She has been a peer reviewer for journals, and active with ASAS, ASN, FASEB, and currently serves on the AAALAC International Executive Committee.

Club founders include Dr. Meghan C. Wulster-Radcliffe, Dr. Barbara P. Glenn, Dr. George C. Fahey, Jr., Dr. Deb Hamernik, and Dr. Margaret E. Benson. Pledge value of club as of 5/19/2015 is $12,500.

The fund will be used to support Midwest Student Competitions.

To make a donation click here or you may send a donation by mail to: ASAS Foundation, PO Box 7410, Champaign, IL 61826. If you prefer, please contact the ASAS office at 217-356-9050 and we will take your pledge and generate an invoice for your donation.

Terry Klopfenstein Appreciation Club

Terry_KlopfensteinThis fund is being formed to recognize the contributions of Dr. Terry Klopfenstein to education, research and to the American Society of Animal Science. The Klopfenstein Student Excellence Scholarship Fund was established in his honor.

Terry Klopfenstein was raised in Ohio. He earned B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees at The Ohio State University before joining the University of Nebraska in 1965. His contributions in teaching and development of scientists are widely known. He has served as president of the ASAS Midwest Section, ASAS, and FASS. Awards include USDA Secretary of Agriculture Honor Award, honorary membership in the Mexican Association of Animal Production, induction into The Ohio State University Animal Science and College of Agriculture Halls of Fame, and the Nutrition, Teaching, Fellow, and Morrison Awards from ASAS. At the University of Nebraska, he was awarded the Alumni Association Graduate Education Award, the Walnut Grove Service Award, College of Agriculture and Holling Teaching Awards, Hall of Agriculture Achievement, Gamma Sigma Delta Teaching and Research Awards, and the Omtvedt Innovation Award. The Klopfenstein Student Excellence Scholarship Fund was established in his honor. Klopfenstein is a highly respected and productive scientist and teacher, and he has given the livestock industry outstanding leadership.

To make a donation click here or you may send a donation by mail to: ASAS Foundation, PO Box 7410, Champaign, IL 61826. If you prefer, please contact the ASAS office at 217-356-9050 and we will take your pledge and generate an invoice for your donation.