Penn State University recently received a student recruiting grant from the USPOULTRY Foundation. James Adams, alumni of Penn State and treasurer for the USPOULTRY board of directors, presented a check in the amount of $7,000 to Phillip Clauer, Senior Instructor, Coordinator of Pennsylvania Poultry Youth Programs and Co-advisor for the Penn State Poultry Science Club, and Dr. Robert Elkin, Professor and Head of the Poultry Science Department at Penn State University.
The USPOULTRY Foundation board recently approved student recruiting grants totaling more than $180,000 to the six U.S. universities with poultry science departments and 14 other institutions with poultry programs. The Foundation provides annual recruiting funds to colleges and universities to attract students to their poultry programs.
“Penn State University would like to thank the USPOULTRY Foundation for its continued funding. We have had back-to-back freshman classes with nine to ten poultry students. The Foundation’s support for our youth program has had a lot to do with our ability to continue bringing in good students,” Clauer remarked.
“It is vital that we continue to attract sharp, young people to study for careers in the poultry industry. We need bright, young managers to join our companies today, as they will eventually be the leaders of tomorrow. USPOULTRY Foundation recruiting grants play an important role in encouraging students to enroll in poultry studies,” said Adams.