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From Terry Etherton

Posted: June 15, 2009

"I have been writing my “welcome letter” for Hoofprints since 1998. Over this time, my recurring theme pertains to the excellence attained by faculty, staff and our students. This legacy for excellence continues to grow! It has been remarkably rewarding to be part of this..."

Dr. Terry EthertonI have been writing my “welcome letter” for Hoofprints since 1998. Over this time, my recurring theme pertains to the excellence attained by faculty, staff and our students. This legacy for excellence continues to grow! It has been remarkably rewarding to be part of this.

Some examples of excellence? The Center for Reproductive Biology continues to accelerate with respect to recognition by scientists around the World. In a few weeks, Alan Bair and Lisa Holden will be in the Azores (Portugal) delivering dairy extension programs with the intent of helping build an “extension operation”. We just added a 5th undergraduate student club, the Penn State Collegiate Cattlewomen’s Club – I might add that men can belong. And, there are many more examples of accomplishment and high excellence presented herein.

My recurring theme pertains to the excellence attained by faculty, staff and our students. This legacy for excellence continues to grow! It has been remarkably rewarding to be part of this.

In closing, there have been a lot of exciting happenings in the Department. We are committed to embracing change in a way that builds on the excellence that we represent. As you appreciate, this reflects the enthusiasm and hard work of faculty, staff and students in the Department. There is a sense of excitement as we continue to pursue excellence and provide a world-class education to our students and others around the World.

Take care, and if we in the Department can help you with anything, please let me know (tde@psu.edu; 814-863-3665). Have a wonderful and productive summer!

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Terry D. Etherton
Department Head and Distinguished Professor of Animal Nutrition