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Colvin Scholarship

Six scholarships awarded in 2014 totaling $20,000!

Stay tuned for 2015 scholarship details.


Six Students Earn Colvin Scholarships

The Certified Angus Beef ® brand recently awarded scholarships to students pursuing careers in the agricultural industry.

“These students are the future of the beef industry,” said John Stika, Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) president.

2014 Graduate Colvin Scholarship Awards:

Nicholas Sevart

$5,000 scholarship award

Nicholas Sevart
Kansas State University

Nicholas Sevart, second-year masters student at Kansas State University, received the $5,000 graduate award. He conducted a research study entitled, “Evaluation of chemical antimicrobials electrostatically applied to pre- and post-chilled beef surfaces as an effective and cost-effective intervention strategy against Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) during processing operations.” Findings could have far-reaching benefits for food safety.

2014 Undergraduate Colvin Scholarship Awards:

Maci Lienemann

$5,000 scholarship award

Maci Lienemann
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Maci Lienemann, top undergraduate award winner, sees a sustainable U.S. beef herd as the keystone. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln junior wrote, “Our industry must begin capitalizing on current industry advancements, in addition to developing and initiating new innovative practices that will enable us to produce the kind of nutritional sustenance necessary to feed an ever growing global population.”

Kristy Klingenberg

$4,000 scholarship award

Kristy Klingenberg
The Ohio State University

Kristy Klingenberg envisions a near future where consumers will be “proud of and wholeheartedly willing to eat” any beef product they encounter. The animal science senior and $4,000 Colvin Scholarship winner plans to continue education at The Ohio State University on track to become a veterinarian. She listed transparency, producer understanding of consumer concerns and education among the developments needed to bring her dream to fruition.

Katy Satree

$3,000 scholarship award

Katherine Satree
Texas Tech University

Katherine Satree, Texas Tech University senior and $3,000 award winner, sees an industry that meets rising global demand by focusing on both cost and quality. “The beef industry’s challenge to remain an affordable and high-quality protein source requires the efficiency of each individual animal to be increased, while maintaining a quality meat product,” she wrote. Those who are aware and adaptable will “survive and thrive” amid the changes.

Brittany Blum

$3,000 scholarship award

Brittany Blum
Texas Tech University

Brittany Blum drew upon experience with her family’s Angus herd in northwest Texas to list the biggest obstacle as maintaining a focus on consumers and “keeping up with demands.” The Texas Tech University junior and $2,000 award winner pointed out not only the demand for pounds of great beef but also personal demands such as convenience, choices and ease of preparation among the challenges ahead. The past Student Ag Council president said, “It’s obvious times are changing, so we must change, too.”

Bryan Bernhard

$1,000 scholarship award

Brian Highfill
Oklahoma State University

Brian Highfill, an Oklahoma State University junior, said his vision for the future is “merely an acceleration of the path the industry is currently taking.” The agricultural economics major and $1,000 Colvin award winner said more data collection, information sharing and goal-specific production systems will support the industry that is “poised for tremendous growth and profitability.”