Auburn Veterinary Students Win Scholarships from Cargill

Date: 10/10/2011 8:01 am

Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine students Chad Groce and Andy Pike received $1,000 scholarships from Cargill Corp.

Cargill Animal Nutrition recently presented eight $1,000 checks to senior veterinary students. They received the scholarships at the opening ceremonies of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners annual convention in St. Louis, Mo. in September.

Groce, from Glasgow, Ky., earned a master’s degree in biology in 2008 from Western Kentucky University. 

From Campbellsville, Ky., Pike earned a degree in agriculture in 2004 from Western Kentucky University.

Others who received checks were Joshua Boyden, Cornell; Amber Hazel, University of Minnesota; Elisha Adkins, Oregon State University; Scott Hamilton, University of California at Davis; Rachael Gately, Texas A&M; and Whitney Auth, University of Wisconsin.

The recipients were selected from 36 applicants. Selection was based on commitment to bovine veterinary medicine, interest in bovine nutrition, and understanding of the role of food animal medicine in feeding the world.

Contact: Tara Lanier, 334-844-3698,

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