October 6, 2017
Cobb-Vantress gift supports poultry science talent
Science students interested in pursuing graduate degrees in poultry science will soon have a new resource to help fund their education.
Cobb-Vantress president Joel Sappenfield said advanced educational opportunities are key to future advancements in poultry science.
The endowment is intended to support a graduate student during the two to three year academic programme for a MS or Ph.D. degree. Preference will be given to students interested in the sciences necessary to support advancements in genetics in poultry science.
The Cobb-Vantress gift pledge was made during PSA's recent capital campaign, "Charting Our Course – Securing Future Leadership for Poultry".
Cobb-Vantress pedigree geneticist Dr. Anu Frank-Lawale said the company feels privileged to have the opportunity to support the endowment.
"At Cobb-Vantress, we're committed to encouraging future generations of young poultry professionals and helping them to achieve their greatest potential," Frank-Lawale said.
The student recruitment process will begin when the endowment is fully established, which is expected in spring 2020. The PSA Foundation plans to announce the inaugural Cobb-Vantress Fellowship recipient during its 2020 annual meeting Louisville, Kentucky.