Students receive Bob Ondrusek Memorial, SMA Hall of Honor, and SMA Foundation Scholarships at convention

SMA Foundation and other scholarship winners: front row, Bo Garcia, Jenna Hunt, Marley Grams, Madilyn Grams, Jason Shamburger, Ciarra Gawlik, Meghan Clancy, and Macey Randig; back row, Chandler Steele, Holly Sanders, and Brogan Horton

SMA Foundation and other scholarship winners: front row, Bo Garcia, Jenna Hunt, Marley Grams, Madilyn Grams, Jason Shamburger, Ciarra Gawlik, Meghan Clancy, and Macey Randig; back row, Chandler Steele, Holly Sanders, and Brogan Horton

Twenty students from Texas A&M University were the beneficiaries of three different scholarships presented by the Southwest Meat Association at its annual convention: the Bob Ondrusek Memorial Scholarship, the SMA Hall of Honor Scholarship, and the SMA Foundation Scholarship. These scholarships were presented at the Chairman’s Dinner and Dance on July 21, 2018 at the Southwest Meat Association’s 62nd Annual Convention and Supplier’s Showcase held at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort, San Antonio, Texas.

The Bob Ondrusek Memorial Scholarship, which was begun in 2000 by the SMA Foundation, is one of the greatest sources 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.

The SMA Hall of Honor and SMA Foundation Scholarships come from donations and fundraising efforts by members. There were 33 scholarships presented including the Bob Ondrusek Memorial Scholarships.

Texas A&M University students and the scholarships they received follow:

Bob Ondrusek Memorial Scholarships

  • Macey Randig

SMA Hall of Honor Scholarships

  • Rebecca Kirkpatrick

SMA Foundation Scholarships

Undergraduate students

  • Meghan Clancy
  • Bo Garcia
  • Madilyn Grams
  • Marley Grams
  • Jenna Hunt
  • Maggie Madden
  • Kalee McCann
  • Holly Sanders
  • Jason Shamburger

Graduate students

  • Kirby Bohls
  • Kyle Caldwell
  • Dax Dittrich
  • Ciarra Gawlik
  • Micki Gooch
  • Brogan Horton
  • Chandler Steele
  • Hannah Laird
  • Hillary Martinez

Congratulations to all of the students for receiving these scholarships!

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