St. Joseph, MO (March 29, 2011) Steve Schram, AgriLabs President and CEO, announced the winners of AgriLabs academic scholarships for 2011-2012. AgriLabs continues to value it commitment to the community and to the industry it serves through these scholarship programs. "AgriLabs believes that education is the key to personal and community socioeconomic development. Our corporate-sponsored scholarship programs have provided over $100,000 to encourage and advance quality educational programs for a generation of AgriLabs Scholars, who have gone on to become leaders in their chosen fields and communities," he reported at the Annual AgriLabs Shareholders Meeting.
AGRILABS DENNIS FEARY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS The AgriLabs/Dennis Feary Scholarship Fund was established in 1997 in honor of the late Dennis Feary, former president of AgriLabs. The annual scholarship awards commemorate Mr. Feary's dedication to education, agriculture and the people that helped build the company he led.
The scholarship was endowed to provide funding for eligible students enrolled in or entering a two or four year college degree in any field of study, and are available to employees and immediate family members of AgriLabs and its shareholders. These annual, non-renewable, scholarships provide $2000 per student, per academic year.
Rita Carolina Portillo, Greeley, CO.
Rita works at Lextron Animal Health and is attending the Institute of Business & Medical Careers to become a medical assistant.
Justin Wayne Bonnell, Gig Harbor, WA.
Justin's father, Stanley Bonnell, works for DVM Resources (Walco Intl). He plans on attending the University of Washington to pursue an engineering degree.
Jessica Dee Allen, Columbus, OH.
Jessica's father, Jeffery Allen, works at Veterinary and Poultry Supply. She attends Ohio State University where she is studying health sciences and plans on becoming a physical therapist.
THE AGRILABS DENNIS FEARY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS IN AGRICULTURE was endowed to provide funding for eligible students enrolled in or entering college. The $2000 scholarships are awarded exclusively to students in pursuit of a two or four year college degree in agricultural studies. These studies include Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Environmental Engineering Technology, Agronomy, Animal Science (including veterinary medicine and biological sciences), Crop and Soil Science, Dairy Science, Food Science and Technology, Mechanized Systems Management, Resource Conservation and Management.
Ashlie Marie Chase, Strasburg, CO.
Ashlie's mother, Roberta Chase, works for MWI Veterinary Supply. Ashlie is attending Colorado State University studying for a degree in animal science and pre-vet.
Taylor Renee Wilson, Beattie, KS.
Both parents, Thomas and Sandra Wilson, are employed by Valley Vet Supply in Marysville, KS. Taylor wants to pursue a degree in biology.
Symmantha Maryan Page, Massillon, OH.
Symmantha's mother, Joann Page, is employed by R. J. Matthews Co. she wants to study biology in a pre-vet program.
THE AGRILABS HERMAN HAENERT SCHOLARSHIP
The AgriLabs Herman Haenert Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 to honor and recognize the contributions that Mr. Haenert made as both a founder of AgriLabs and as vice-president of business development from 1992-2005. The award provides $5000 per academic year and was endowed to provide funding for eligible students enrolled in or entering a two or four year college degree in any field of study; it is available to employees and immediate family members of AgriLabs and its shareholders.
Miles Andrew Barber, Marysville, KS.
Miles' mother, Ellen Barber, works for Valley Vet Supply. He will attend Grace College studying pre-vet medicine.
AgriLabs Scholarships are managed by The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, which is solely responsible for qualifying and selecting applicants. Applications for AgriLabs awards are available at www.agrilabs.com/scholarships.
AgriLabs (www.agrilabs.com) is an animal health, sales and marketing organization with distribution throughout the United States. The company's partnership structure and philosophy, together with a commitment to expeditious product development, provides a smooth, efficient system for manufacturers from around the world to transfer technology from research laboratories to the marketplace. Through technology transfer and cooperative development agreements, AgriLabs has introduced state-of-the-art products for beef, dairy and companion animals. The wholly-owned TradeWinds division focuses on new product development and distribution to companion animal veterinarians, pet stores, breeders and groomers.