March 18, 2016

Gonzalez-Vega receives Stahly/Peo Award


March 17, 2016 – Jolie Caroline Gonzalez-Vega is the recipient of the Stahly/Peo Outstanding Swine Nutrition Graduate Student Award, presented at the 2016 ASAS Midwestern Section/ADSA Midwest Branch Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa.

Gonzalez-Vega is a Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois under the guidance of Dr. Hans H. Stein. Her research is focused on determining requirements for digestible calcium in pigs and to elucidate interactions among calcium, phosphorus, phytate, and phytase. Ms. González-Vega has a Masters degree in swine nutrition from the University of Illinois and a B.S. degree in Animal Science from the National University of Colombia. As an undergraduate student she worked on pig farms in the Dominican Republic and at the University of Illinois. Caroline has published 11 research articles in peer-reviewed journals. She is currently completing her Ph.D. dissertation and look forward to working as a swine nutritionist in the feed industry.

The Stahly/Peo Outstanding Swine Nutrition Midwest Graduate Student Award is sponsored by the ASAS Foundation’s Tim S. Stahly and Ernest R. Peo, Jr. Memorial and Tribute Fund.

About the photo: Caroline Gonzalez-Vega accepts the Stahly/Peo Outstanding Swine Nutrition Graduate Student Award from Dr. Greg Lardy, ASAS Foundation representative.

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