Bob Ondrusek Memorial Scholarship Recipients, 2016-2017

Texas A&M University Bob Ondrusek Memorial Scholarship recipients for 2016-2017: Bryan "Bo" Garcia, McKensie Harris, Micki Gooch, Aeriel Belk, Madalynn Kainer, Jim Ondrusek and grandson, Jordan Hevner, Clay Eastwood, Hillary Henderson, Emily June Kelley, Katy Jo Nickelson, and Drew Cassens (photo courtesy of Davey Griffin)

Texas A&M University Bob Ondrusek Memorial Scholarship recipients for 2016-2017: Bryan “Bo” Garcia, McKensie Harris, Micki Gooch, Aeriel Belk, Madalynn Kainer, Jim Ondrusek and grandson, Jordan Hevner, Clay Eastwood, Hillary Henderson, Emily June Kelley, Katy Jo Nickelson, and Drew Cassens (photo courtesy of Davey Griffin)

The Bob Ondrusek Memorial Scholarship, which was begun in 2000 by the SMA Foundation, is the greatest source of scholarship funds for undergraduate and graduate students interested in meat science in the U.S. Bob Ondrusek left a lasting impression and impact on so many people through his business, Columbia Packing Company in Dallas, and through his charitable and personal support of the Southwest Meat Association, FFA, 4-H, and many other associations and activities.

This year’s Bob Ondrusek Memorial Scholarships were presented on July 30, 2016 at the Southwest Meat Association’s 60th Annual Convention held at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort, Cedar Creek, Texas. Recipients from Texas A&M University were:

Graduate students
  • Aeriel Belk
  • Drew Cassens
  • Clay Eastwood
  • McKensie Harris
  • Hillary Henderson
  • Katy Jo Nickelson
Undergraduate students
  • Kirby Bohls
  • Bryan “Bo” Garcia
  • Micki Gooch
  • Jordan Hevner
  • Madalynn Kainer
  • Emily June Kelley
  • Emily Mahalitc
  • Tyler Roberts

Congratulations to all of the Bob Ondrusek Memorial Scholarship recipients!

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