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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Incoming President's Letter

Bob Wettemann, PAS, Dipl. ACAS

The American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists has been active serving the needs of our members and animal science. Our executive vice-president, Kenneth Cummings, continues to provide leadership and service to ARPAS. Our Governing Council ensures that the professional and scientific needs of members are provided and that ARPAS is financially stable.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Outgoing President's Letter

Jack Garrett, Ph.D., Dipl. ACAS

Where has the time gone? It seems like only last week we were meeting in Kansas City, and here it is a year later in Orlando. Serving as ARPAS president was not a traumatic experience as is often the fear that people have in participating in similar societies. Instead it has been truly a pleasure on my part to serve in this capacity for my peers in the industry.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Executive Vice-President's Report

Kenneth Cummings, PAS, Dipl. ACAN, Exec. VP, ARPAS

The ARPAS leadership team and support staff continues to provide excellent service to our members. Our normal scope of activities include certification of members, evaluation of programs for continuing education, tracking of continuing education credits, and monitoring adherence to our code of ethics. In addition we continue to add those initiatives identified in our strategic plan to better serve our members and the animal science community.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Treasurer's Report

Carl Hunt, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN

As we approach the mid-point of our fiscal year, it appears that ARPAS remains on a solid financial foundation and directly on our chartered course. This report reflects financial information that was available on May 31, 2015.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

ARPAS Foundation Report

Bill Sanchez, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN, Chairperson

1. The purpose of the ARPAS Foundation is to provide educational programming for current members of ARPAS and to enhance the certification process for prospective members.
2. The Foundation will encourage current members and supporters of ARPAS to contribute funds to the Foundation to build a financial base.
3. The bylaws state that only the income from the Foundation assets can be used for the educational programming and enhancement of the certification process.

The ARPAS Foundation was initiated in 2008, and the ARPAS bylaws in 2010 were ratified by the membership.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Professional Animal Scientist Update

Wayne Kellogg, Editor-in-Chief

We are entering a new era in 2016 for The Professional Animal Scientist (PAS) with the agreement for Elsevier to publish, promote, and distribute the Journal.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

ACAS Board Certification Update

John K. Bernard, PAS, Dipl. ACAN

The Annual Meeting of ACAS was held in Orlando, FL on July 13, 2015. President Marit Arana announced that a new ACAS color brochure is available a copy will be posted on the website for viewing and printing. The Discipline Committee Chairs will be working to develop and update exams for each of the disciplines. There are over 210 ACAS members with 12 who were approved this past year. Currently there are 13 active applications for ACAS membership.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Distinguished Professional Animal Scientist Awards Announced

Any ARPAS member may nominate a worthy emeritus member for this award and the final selection will be made by the executive committee with approval from the governing council. The ARPAS Distinguished Professional Animal Scientist award will be bestowed annually on emeritus or retired members of ARPAS that meet the following criteria:

1. Been an active member of ARPAS for at least 10 (10) years before retirement from active membership.

2. Served in a leadership role in ARPAS during their active membership. Leadership positions are defined as officers, directors, representatives, and committee members at the national or chapter level.

3. Made a significant contribution to the animal sciences through teaching, research, service, or industry during their active professional career.

4. The number of awards each year will not exceed 0.2% of the total ARPAS membership.

The recipients for 2015 are:

Saturday, August 1, 2015

California Chapter Report

The California Chapters continuing education conference is to be held October 28 and 29 at the Inn at Harris Ranch, Coalinga, California. The topic is "Nitrogen Utilization in Ruminants and Non-Ruminants". Confirmed speakers include John Cant (University of Guelph) and Peter Robinson (UC Davis). As we approach the end of September, expect the website to have more complete information. 

Carl Old

Saturday, August 1, 2015

CO/WY/NE Chapter Report

Colo/Wyo/Neb Chapter’s annual meeting “High Plains Nutrition Roundtable” will be held Lingle, WY on September 10th, 2015. This year’s topic is “Feed Additives in a Changing Regulatory, Economic, and Social Environment”. 

For more information or to register for the meeting visit our website at

Current Leadership:
Matt Luebbe ‐ President
Kelley Neuhold ‐ Vice President
Scott Lake ‐ Poster Contest
Cody Nichols ‐ Industry Representative
Bob Brown ‐ Permanent Treasurer