Meat Science faculty and students participate in SMA Convention, 2015

Leslie Frenzel, Clay Eastwood, and Mark Frenzel at SMA Supplier's Showcase exhibit

Leslie Frenzel, Clay Eastwood, and Mark Frenzel at SMA Supplier’s Showcase exhibit

The 59th Annual Convention of the Southwest Meat Association was held at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, July 22-25, 2015, and several Meat Science faculty and students were in attendance making new connections or reconnecting with meat industry leaders, helping with the convention, or receiving scholarships including the Bob Ondrusek Memorial Scholarship, the SMIKids Scholarship, and the SMA Foundation Graduate Scholarship. Dr. Gary Smith, visiting professor of animal science, also presented two talks at the convention, and Davey Griffin provided photographic services capturing highlights of the convention’s events.

Dr. Gary Smith

Dr. Gary Smith

Meat Science had a table-top exhibit at the Supplier’s Showcase event on Friday, July 24th where people could come by and visit with the faculty and students regarding the teaching, research, and extension programs of the department.

Ray Riley, Clay Eastwood, and Drew Cassens

Ray Riley, Clay Eastwood, and Drew Cassens

Clay Eastwood, McCalley Cunningham, and Wayne Morgan

Clay Eastwood, McCalley Cunningham, and Wayne Morgan

Kayla Hendricks, Lexus Weinheimer, and Leslie Frenzel

Kayla Hendricks, Lexus Weinheimer, and Leslie Frenzel

Karen, Katy Jo, and Nick Nickelson

Karen, Katy Jo, and Nick Nickelson

Jim Ondrusek, Leslie Frenzel, and Cathy Ondrusek

Jim Ondrusek, Leslie Frenzel, and Cathy Ondrusek

Leslie Frenzel, McCalley Cunningham, and Jeff Savell

Leslie Frenzel, McCalley Cunningham, and Jeff Savell

McCalley Cunningham, Crystal Waters, and Clay Eastwood

McCalley Cunningham, Crystal Waters, and Clay Eastwood

Three undergraduate students, Madalynn Kainer, Micki Gooch, and Baylee Bessire, served as student workers at the convention. Madalynn also has been serving as a student intern for the Southwest Meat Association this summer.

Madalynn Kainer, Micki Gooch, and Baylee Bessire, student workers at SMA Convention

Madalynn Kainer, Micki Gooch, and Baylee Bessire, student workers at SMA Convention

 

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