Wickstrom receives AJCA Director’s Scholarship

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Ashlan Wickstrom

ACEL graduate student, Ashlan Wickstrom, was awarded a Director’s Scholarship from the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA).  This $1,500 scholarship will be used to support Wickstrom’s graduate studies in the upcoming academic year.

The AJCA is the oldest dairy breed association in the U.S. and has a long history of sponsoring educational programs for “young people interested in the Jersey breed.”  Wickstrom has been involved with Jersey Cattle since her childhood on her family’s dairy farm in Hilmar, California.  Wickstrom’s passion to tell the story of agriculture led her to Texas A&M University where she completed her BS in Agricultural Leadership and Development.  While at Texas A&M, Wickstrom attended AJCA’s Jersey Youth Academy, where she gained a deeper understanding of the challenges facing the Jersey breed and the dairy industry as a whole.

Wickstrom’s desire to help face these challenges, led her to join the ACEL Master’s program with a specialization in Agricultural Communication in autumn 2015.  She is completing her degree under the advisement of Dr. Annie Specht and would like to focus on consumer perceptions in the dairy industry.  Her current research involves understanding the influence that online content related to dairy products has on consumer decisions. She hopes to put her research to use after graduation in a role that allows her to promote the consumption of dairy products nationwide.

Students in the AEE graduate program learn to understand and use knowledge grounded in foundation disciplines for planning, implementing, and evaluating educational and communication programs in food, agricultural, and environmental sciences.  The specialization in agricultural communication is designed to prepare students to become leaders in the field of agricultural communication. Graduate students plan, develop, and implement a research project focused on agricultural communication as part of their Master’s thesis.  To learn more about the AEE graduate programs, please visit acel.osu.edu or call 614-292-3352.

ACEL Scholarship Recipients

At the annual ACEL Recognition Banquet on April 11, 2016, scholarships were awarded to graduate and undergraduate students. We would like to thank the many donors who make these scholarships possible. The students appreciate your investment in their education.

Congratulations to this scholarship recipients:

The Birkenholz Leadership Award Fund
Income provides a scholarship to an undergraduate student of senior standing majoring in agricultural education with first preference given to a student in the leadership option and second preference given to a student in the teaching option.
Recipient: Kristen Ramey

Pat R. and Melena S. Whittington Undergraduate Teacher Education Scholarship Fund
Income provides support for at least one scholarship for an undergraduate student majoring in the Teacher Education preparation option in Agricultural and Extension Education in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
Recipient: Emily Burns

Ohio Agribusiness Association Ag Communication Scholarship
Supports sophomore, junior, or senior students in agricultural communication.
Recipient: Courtney Fulton

The Sue and Walt Bailey Endowed Scholarship
Supports at least two scholarships of equal amounts to be awarded annually to an undergraduate student majoring in Food Science and Nutrition and to an undergraduate student majoring in Agricultural Education. Preference shall be given to students from Ross County, Ohio, then those from Ohio, then Arizona, then California. Preference shall be given to students who do not receive federal student aid grants. Qualified applicants will have demonstrated academic achievement and involvement in student organizations.
Recipients: Justin Bower and Wyatt Jones

Albert B. Davis Agricultural Scholarship Fund
Income provides scholarships for needy undergraduates in agricultural education in the college with preference to residents of Noble, Guernsey, Tuscarawas, Muskingum, Fairfield, Pickaway, and Washington counties in Ohio.
Recipient: Blake Campbell

Stephen Brock Memorial Scholarship
Income provides scholarships for juniors or seniors majoring in agribusiness and applied economics or agricultural education.
Recipient: Kelse Brown

E. Ivor Jones Endowed Scholarship Fund
Income provides support for an undergraduate or graduate student with a 3.00 GPA or better enrolled in Human and Community Resource Development engaged in the study and/or research of agricultural education.
Recipient: Samantha Wander

Ruth and S. N. McIntosh Memorial Scholarship
Income provides scholarships for undergraduates in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences who are from Ohio or West Virginia. Preference for recipients are those students enrolled in the Department of Human and Community Resource Development with an emphasis on extension education.
Recipients: Sarah Bookman, Audrey Hoey, Kaylynn Knauff, Sarah Longo, Kayla Thompson

James J. Kreglow Agricultural Education Scholarship Fund
Income provides undergraduate scholarships with preference to agricultural education majors.
Recipient: Cody McClain

Clyde and Crystal Beougher Endowed Scholarship in Agricultural Education
Income provides scholarships for worthy undergraduates in the college with a preference to agricultural education majors with outstanding academic achievement and/or leadership in extracurricular activities.
Recipient: Sara Dungan

Jo and Warren Weiler Scholarship Fund in Agricultural Education
Income provides scholarships and leadership awards for worthy and needy undergraduate agricultural education majors in the college based on leadership and service in agriculture with emphasis on the Agricultural Education Society and with the intention to teach agricultural education in the high school. Junior or senior rank is required when the scholarship is received along with high scholastic achievement.
Recipients: Christine Balint and Carley Snider

The Carl E. Pickering Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund in Human and Community Resource Development
Supports a scholarship for an entering freshman student enrolled in agricultural education who demonstrates both academic achievement and financial need.
Recipient: Cole Riddle

Roger W. LeValley, D.D.S. Agricultural Education Endowment Fund
Income provides a scholarship to a student majoring in agricultural education, specifically in the teaching option who is a sophomore, junior, or senior.
Recipient: Tricia Schoen

Alice Lucile Russel Scholarship Fund
Income provides undergraduate scholarships in agricultural education and Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, with preference to students from Belmont or Champaign counties.
Recipient: Summer McLain, Carley Snider, Kayla Walls

Agricultural Education Scholarship Fund
Income provides scholarships for juniors and seniors in Agricultural Education.
Recipients: Shelby Balint, Emily Bauman, Katelyn Deaton, Kristen Eisenhauer, DJ Gase, Haley Kocher, Sarah Landis, Rachel McClellan, Abigale Motter, Frances Nicol and Ellyse Shafer

Ohio Agribusiness Association Agricultural Communication Scholarship
Supports sophomore, junior, or senior students in agricultural communication.
Recipients: Mariah Carey, Sarah Johnson

John Hancock Klippart Memorial Fund for Agriculture
Income supports students in agricultural communication.
Recipients: Daniel Grayless, Ryan Vonderhaar, Bailee Mazzaro, Katherine Shoup

Earl and Wilma McMunn Agricultural Communication Scholarship
Income provides scholarship support for students studying agricultural communication in the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership.
Recipients: Mary Siekman, Brianna Gwirtz, Megan Besancon, Mindi Brookhart, Katerina Sharp, Sydney Snider, Leah Schwinn, Mandy Taylor, Elizabeth Overholt, Mary Jenkins, Michaela Price, Mallorie Wippel, Elizabeth Bortmuth, Lindsey Hudgell, Kalyn Swihart

Leo L. Rummell Endowed Scholarship Fund
Income provides a scholarship for a student in the college who has a major in agricultural communication and has completed an internship in agricultural communication.
Recipients: Lauren Corry and Jarred Shellhouse

Bill Zipf 4-H Memorial Scholarship
Income provides an undergraduate scholarship for a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in agricultural communication in the college. Recipients must be members or former members of 4-H
Recipients: Tristen Spahr, Caroline Battin, Kaylee Reed

Agricultural Education Program Excellence Fund
Scholarship funds are available for graduate students in the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership. These funds may be used for professional and research related travel, costs associated with data collection and analysis, or other graduate program related expenses.
Recipients: Fally Masambuka, Carla Jagger

George R. Gist Graduate Scholarship Fund in Extension Education
Scholarship funds are available to support graduate research and extension education. These funds may be used for tuition, professional and research related travel, costs associated with data collection and analysis, or other graduate program expenses relating to extension education.
Recipients: Karen Argabright, Kelly Henderson, Fally Masambuka

J. Robert and Catharine P. Warmbrod Graduate and Research Fund
Scholarship funds are used to enhance the quality of graduate education and research in the department. These funds may be used to support graduate student and faculty research; visiting lecturers, consultants or professors; registration or tuition fees for graduate students or faculty attendance at symposium, workshops, or conferences pertaining to their graduate studies.
Recipients: Kaitlyn Murray, Carla Jagger

2016 CFAES Scholarships and Awards

Each year, students, faculty, and staff celebrate the completion of an academic year at the CFAES Recognition Program. During this program, several awards are presented to members of our College. Some awards are self-nominating, while others require you to be nominated by a student organization or individual.

Please read through the awards below and consider completing an application. If you have any questions, contact Emily Wickham (.24) for help with the application or questions!

 

Internship Award – given to those who have excelled at internships within their respective fields. For more information, please see the attached application.

2016 New Activity Award – given to stimulate and recognize new and innovative activities performed by the student organizations of the College. For more information, please see the attached application.

Outstanding First Year Student Scholarship – awarded to two first year students (freshman or transfer) who have shown outstanding leadership within a club or organization. For more information, please see the attached application.

Outstanding Service to Students – recognizing OSU Faculty and Staff who have been particularly supportive of student organizations or students, in general. For more information, please see the attached application.

Outstanding Student Employee – honoring those undergraduate students who have contributed to the mission of the college, OARDC, or OSU Extension by providing high quality service through paid work experiences. For more information, please see the attached application.

Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Mentor – awarding excellence in academic undergraduate mentoring by faculty and/or staff members within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and School of Natural Resources. For more information, please see the attached application.

Ray Miller Council Scholarship – honoring two members of the CFAES Student Council who have shown dedication to Council projects. For more information, please see the attached application.

ACEL Recognition Program

On Tuesday, April 21, we will be hosting our 2nd Annual Recognition Program.

During this event, graduating seniors and graduate students will be recognized as they ‘wrap up’ their time at Ohio State, as well as undergraduate scholarship recipients will be recognized.

We would love to have all faculty, staff, and those within our industry that support our department to join us for this celebration.

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All tickets for the event, which includes dinner, are $5. Please RSVP to Emily Wickham at wickham.24@osu.edu.

Students can RSVP by visiting acel.osu.edu/banquetregistration. An undetermined number of sponsored student tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Anyone wishing to sponsor a student ticket should contact Emily Wickham at wickham.24@osu.edu.

See you on Tuesday, April 21!