UAM Agriculture Alumni Society Announces Scholarship Winners

Jessica Croswell

The UAM Agriculture Alumni Society has announced the fall semester’s winners of the Robert C. Kirst scholarships awarded by the UAM Agriculture Alumni Society. They are Joseph Moore of Pine Bluff and Jessica Croswell of Crossett. Both are seniors.

Moore is a senior from Pine Bluff. He says that he chose the Agricultural field at UAM because he believes the field offers job stability.

“I come from a family of electricians where the work is taxing and inconsistent, so when I chose a major, I wanted to make sure that I would have a job that would consistently be there for me to provide for my family. Agriculture Business was the best fit with that in mind.”, said Moore.

“I  interned at George’s Poultry in NWA this past summer, so my wife and I will be looking into a job opportunity either there or at one of the Tyson plants in Arkansas or the surrounding states,” said Moore. “We are interested in applying for the Manager’s Program at George’s or Tyson.”

Croswell, an animal science major, said, “I have always had a passion

for animals. Because of that, I know that any job or career that I find in this field will be one that I will be happy with long term. After I receive my Bachelor’s, I am either going for my Master’s degree in Equine Genetics and Reproduction, or I will find an available job near this area.”

“The UAM Ag Alumni find great joy in positively impacting students’ lives because their experience at UAM positively impacted them themselves.  The financial reward the scholarship recipients receive eases their burdens, rewards their hard work, and gives the student a firsthand perspective of how hard work and dedication pay off,” said Dr. Rocky Lindsey, UAM Assistant  Professor and scholarship coordinator.

This scholarship was established by the UAM Agriculture Alumni Society to honor Professor Emeritus of Agriculture Robert Kirst following his retirement from UAM in 1998. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who is a junior or senior majoring in any field of Agriculture on the Monticello campus of the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The recipient(s) must have and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. The recipient(s) must have a strong work ethic, good personality traits, and display excellent professional potential. The scholarship is $500.

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