Champaign, Ill., – The Poultry Science Association Foundation (PSA Foundation) was pleased to recognize Mr. Guillermo Tellez, Jr., as the recipient of the Inaugural Dr. James H. and Shirley H. Endowed Memorial Scholarship during the Poultry Science Club End-of-Year Banquet, April 24, 2018, in Fayetteville, AR. Mr. Tellez is currently a junior enrolled in the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Arkansas where he is enrolled in the Honors Program with an active research project. Dr. Denton, Executive Director of the Poultry Science Association Foundation, established the scholarship in memory of his beloved wife Shirley, who was admired by faculty and students in Poultry Science for her support of Dr. Denton as Center Director and Department Head for the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science. The service and experience in the Poultry Science Department Family at the University of Arkansas was recognized by both Shirley and Dr. Denton as the capstone of their career.
The scholarship is intended to support a rising junior who has chosen Poultry Science as their field of study and has expressed an interest in graduate education for the M.S. and Ph.D. “Because Mr. Tellez is enrolled in the Honors Program with an active research project and has presented his research on two occasions, he is clearly progressing in his desire to pursue the M.S. and Ph.D. He demonstrates excellent potential to develop as a future scientist” stated Denton.
PSA FOUNDATION CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
The Capital Campaign was launched by the PSA Foundation in January 2015 and aims to develop scientific leaders in subject matter areas, such as poultry genetics, health and nutrition, and food safety and quality, for the poultry enterprise and allied industry. Funds of the Capital Campaign are used to award undergraduate internships, undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, travel grants and preceptor/mentoring grants.
The PSA Foundation is a charitable corporation affiliated with the Poultry Science Association with the primary purpose of advancing the founding principles of PSA. Since its founding in 2004, the PSA Foundation has worked to support a variety of initiatives, such as the Legacy Project which digitized and indexed issues published since 1906 of Poultry Science, one of PSA’s journals. To learn more about the PSA Foundation, the Capital Campaign, how to donate or the student application process, visit www.poultryscience.org/foundation.asp.
POULTRY SCIENCE ASSOCIATION
The Poultry Science Association is an association committed to research and the dissemination and application of knowledge that supports the poultry industry. PSA is a professional organization that consists of approximately 1,700 members across the globe. For additional information about PSA, visit www.poultryscience.org.