Wildlife graduate students sweep Safari Club scholarships
KINGSVILLE - August 23, 2006
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Eight wildlife graduate students from the College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences at Texas A&M University-Kingsville recently received scholarships from the Houston Safari Club. There were only 20 scholarships given throughout the state with A&M-Kingsville receiving more than any other university.
Each student received $3,000. Two students will be graduating in December, and plan to continue on with doctoral study. The master’s students all study range and wildlife management and the doctoral students are pursuing degrees in wildlife science.
Master’s students who received the scholarship include:
Megan Dominguez from Wylie. She received her bachelor’s degree in wildlife management from Texas A&M University. Her research project is The Impact of Overwinter Nutrition on Rio Grande Wild Turkey Production in South Texas. She will receive her master’s degree in December and go on to pursue her doctorate.
Aaron Foley from Belfast, N.Y. He received his bachelor’s degree in wildlife management from State University of New York-Cobleskill. His current project title is Effects of Density and Supplemental Feeding on White-tailed Buck Breeding and Comparison of Spotlight Counts and Trail Camera Surveys at Known Deer Densities. Foley will graduate in December and continue working toward his doctoral degree.
Jason L. Scott from Manchester, Tenn. He received his bachelor’s degree in wildlife and fisheries science from Tennessee Tech University. His research project is Restoring Northern Bobwhites in Fragmented Landscapes.
Jonathan D. Moczygemba from Austin. He received his bachelor’s degree in agriculture from A&M-Kingsville His current project is Movements and Habitat Use of Nilgai Antelope in Southern Texas.
Joseph Sands from Days Creek, Ore. He received his bachelor’s degree in fisheries and wildlife science from Oregon State University. He is doing research on the Impacts of Invasive Exotic Grasses on Northern Bobwhite Habitat Use in South Texas.
Doctoral students who received the scholarship are:
Chad Stasey from Stephenville. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology and wildlife management and his master’s in biology from Tarleton State University. His current research project is Evaluation of Northern Bobwhite Population and Breeding Ecology in South Texas.
John S. Lewis from Cookeville, Tenn. He received his bachelor’s degree in wildlife and fisheries sciences from Tennessee Tech University and his master’s degree in wildlife sciences from Auburn University. His research project is Antler Characteristics of White-tailed Deer in South Texas.
Autumn Smith from Mt. Holly, N.J. She received her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Peru State College and her master’s in biology from Sam Houston State University. Her current research is Helminth Community Structure and Pattern in a Columbid Community.
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