January 2013 Department Highlights

Posted: January 30, 2013

Department personnel in the news: Don Ace, Zachary Stephens, Wendall Landis, Tyler Nishnick, and Dakota Grove

Named to PA Farm Show Dairy Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Don Ace, retired Penn State dairy extension specialist, who was named to the Dairy Hall of Fame at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show in recognition of his contributions to the dairy industry. Don served dairymen throughout the state promoting effective dairy practices, specifically in calf and heifer management. He was advisor and historian for the Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association, a volunteer breed superintendent at the Pennsylvania Farm Show and the All-American Dairy Show, and an enthusiastic supporter of youth. Don and his wife Lil reside in State College.

Recognitions at Holiday Luncheon

Dr. Terry Etherton, Head of the Department of Animal Science, announced two recognitions at the annual holiday luncheon of the Department. Zachary Stephens, Woodland, a senior in biological engineering, was given the Vern Hazlett Outstanding Student Worker Award. Wendall Landis, beef/sheep complex manager, was given the Outstanding Staff Member Award. Congratulations to them both for their exceptional contributions to the Department.

Student Raises Money for Susan G. Komen

Tyler Nishnick, Hickory, a member of the Penn State Block and Bridle Club, recently held a "Curls for the Cure" event, in which he shaved his head to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, raising $100. The event featured a raffle with the winner given the honor of cutting Nishnick's hair. Dakota Grove, Chambersburg, a junior majoring in animal sciences, won the honor and performed the "clipping" while being cheered on by other Block and Bridle members.