Laboratory Alumni

  • Ms. Savannah Brannen

  • Dr. Brad Lowe, MS

    Dr. Brad Lowe, MS

    Brad was raised on a cow-calf farm in Reynolds, Georgia where his family operated a herd of commercial cows.  Brad attended junior college at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural college in Tifton, Georgia where he received an AS in biology along with taking the required courses for enrollment into the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and…

  • Dr. Amudhan Ponrjan, MS

    Dr. Amudhan Ponrjan, MS

    Amudhan recently completed his PhD in Food Engineering at Purdue University and has accepted a position as a Food Technologist at a multinational Fortune 200 company

  • Ms. Rebecca Kersey

    Ms. Rebecca Kersey

    A Georgia native, Rebecca graduated from South Gwinnett High School in 2004. During high school she was active in riding and showing horses and involved in the Rockdale county 4-H horse program. Briefly after high school took the real estate state board exam and become a licensed Realtor at the age of 19. Though the…

  • Mrs. Elyse Ford

    Mrs. Elyse Ford

    Elyse Ford was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and raised in Mesa, Arizona.  Following high school graduation, Elyse joined the United States Army as a Veterinary Food Inspector where she served on active duty from 2004-2008.  During this time she met and married her husband, Stephen.  Elyse obtained her Associates of Arts from Pierce…

  • Dr. Jacob Segers, MS

    Dr. Jacob Segers, MS

    Jacob hails from Talking Rock, GA in the mountains northeast of Atlanta.  Growing up Jacob was active in the livestock circles and participated in showing hogs and Angus cattle.  After high school Jacob came to the department of Animal and Dairy Sciences at the University of Georgia.  While at ADSC-UGA Jacob was very active serving…

  • Dr. Watcharawit Meenongyai

    Watcharawit Meenongyai is a Ph.D. candidate from Khon Kaen University, Thailand.  Watcharawit graduated with a Bachelor‘s Degree (Second Class Honours) and Master’s Degree from the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Khon Kaen University. For master thesis Watcharawit studied ruminant nutrition. After graduating with his Master’s Degree, he had been working as a lecturer…

  • Ms. Samantha Belanger

    Ms. Samantha Belanger

    Samantha “Sam” Belanger is from Tampa, Florida. She grew up showing horses around the southeast, moved to North Florida where she became highly involved in FFA; showing and raising Yorkshire swine. Sam attended Auburn University and received her BS in Animal Science with an emphasis in Meat Science. She was president of Block and Bridle,…

  • Dr. Macc Rigdon

    Dr. Macc Rigdon

    Macc Rigdon is from Bakersfield, California where he was raised and graduated from high school. From there he continued his education at Bakersfield College studying mechanical engineering and transferred to California State University, Fresno. While studying at Fresno State he changed his major and became heavily involved with studying meat science. While studying as an…

  • Dr. Chevise Thomas

    Dr. Chevise Thomas

    Chevise Thomas is an international student from St. Catherine, Jamaica. In 2008, Chevise began her undergraduate degree at Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri, where she later graduated Magma Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Agriculture with an emphasis in Animal Science. While at Lincoln University, Chevise was also an active member of the Lincoln University…