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WSU Students Takes Helm of American Dairy Science Association – Student Affiliate Division

Posted by struscott | August 7, 2009

Kimmi Devaney
The passing of the gavel: Kimmi Devaney, right, takes over from Clemson University’s Emily Waggoner as the new president of the American Dairy Science Association – Student Affiliate Division.

Kimmi Devaney, a senior in Agricultural Communications and Animal Science at Washington State University, is the new president of the American Dairy Science Association-Student Affiliate Division. New officers were announced in Montreal during the Student Affiliate Division’s awards banquet July 14, 2009.

“It is a great honor to be the first National ADSA-SAD President from WSU,” Devaney said. “As President, I’d like to increase involvement in SAD amongst dairy clubs across the country, especially those that have not recently been active in the organization.”

The American Dairy Science Association provides leadership in scientific and technical support to sustain and grow the global dairy industry through generation, dissemination, and exchange of information and services. The Student Affiliate Division provides a channel of communication for the exchange of information among the various member chapters and between ADSA and the member chapters; acquaints students with ADSA, its scope, purpose, and program; develops leadership and promotes scholastic achievement among students interested in the dairy industry.

ADSA was founded on July 17, 1906 and the Student Affiliate Division elected its first president in 1960. SAD hosts three regional and one national meeting each year. The 2010 national ADSA-SAD meeting will be held in Denver, Colo. July 10-13.

Devaney served as the 2008-2009 ADSA-SAD Third Vice President. She currently serves as the WSU Dairy Club President, is a member of the WSU Dairy Challenge team, is an alumna of Animal Science’s Cooperative University Dairy Students and the Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium, and is also an ambassador for the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences.

Dairy Club advisor Dr. Larry Fox is currently serving as the National Third-Year Advisor for ADSA-SAD.

“I’ve had a great time working with all the members of SAD this past year and am very excited for all of our upcoming events this year,” Devaney said.

More info

Learn more about animal sciences at WSU by visiting the Animal Sciences Web site.

Learn more about the ADSA Student Affiliate Division on their Web site.