On Saturday April 8, The Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences will celebrate the achievements of those who have enhanced student education and enriched the animal sciences industry through the annual Evening of Excellence program at 5 PM at the Nationwide & Ohio farm Bureau 4-H Center on Ohio State’s campus.
This year, the Department will induct Dr. Sue DeNise, researcher, teacher and industry leader, into the Animal Science Hall of Fame. Recipients of the Animal Science Hall of Fame have demonstrated superior skill and achieved success in the field of Animal Sciences for themselves and their families. They have also practiced service to others through giving their time, energy and thoughtfulness in the local community.
Dr. DeNise earned her induction into the Hall of Fame through her continued leadership in the agricultural community. Dr. DeNise, is a 1977 (BS) and 1979 (MS) graduate of The Ohio State University. She distinguished herself in her career as an animal geneticist. Dr. DeNise manages the research and development of genetic tests for the leading global animal health company Zoetis. The genetics program is focused on developing genomic test solutions for cattle and sheep incorporating health and performance traits. The OSU College of Food, Agricultural and Environment Sciences honored her with the 2004 Distinguished Alumni Award.
Dr. DeNise grew up on a livestock and grain farm in Clinton County. She is the daughter of Ronald and Jackie Kersey from Wilmington, Ohio, and has two children. She was active in local 4-H programs in her youth, showing beef cattle, swine and horses; and continued to show horses later in life.