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Monday, August 1, 2016

Colorado/Wyoming/Nebraska Chapter Report

Colorado/Wyoming/Nebraska ARPAS Chapter Officer Names and Positions:

o President: Kelcey Swyers, Ranch-Way Feeds
o President Elect: Matt Luebbe, University of Nebraska
o Poster Competition: Kelley Neuhold, ADM/Loomix
o University Rep Elect: Scott Lake, UW
o Treasurer: Bob Brown, Brown Ruminant Consulting

Brief Overview of the Colorado/Wyoming/Nebraska ARPAS chapter activities for the year:

Friday, August 1, 2014

Incoming President's Letter

Jack Garrett, Ph.D., Dipl. ACAS

I am looking forward to an exciting year of advancement for ARPAS and hope to serve you well as your president for this year. Over 25 years ago I became a member of ARPAS and then in 1995 became a certified diplomat in ACAS. I believed in the future of ARPAS then and continue to have that faith as we move forward.

I want to thank Dr. Michael Galyean for his service and leadership as president last year. I only hope I can fill his shoes adequately. I will be leaning on Michael, Ken Cummings, Bob Wettemann, and Jeremy Holzner for their guidance and advice through the coming year. I also want to encourage the ARPAS Executive Committee to continue their strong work efforts in guiding this society.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Outgoing President's Letter

Michael Galyean, PAS, Dipl. ACAS

ARPAS has made several significant accomplishments this past year, but let me start by acknowledging that our success is largely attributable to the hard work and dedication of Executive Vice President, Kenneth Cummings. Kenneth keeps the “balls in the air” for ARPAS. I truly appreciate his faithful service, positive attitude, and common-sense approach to conducting business for our organization.  

Friday, August 1, 2014

Executive Vice-President’s Report

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

ARPAS as an organization had a great year in 2013-2014. Thanks to our dedicated volunteer leadership, our FASS administrative liaison Jeremy Holzner and the FASS support staff, our members have been provided with an outstanding level of service. 

The ARPAS leadership has sought new opportunities to enhance organizational objectives of certification, continuing education and adherence to our code of ethics while living within our financial constraints.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Treasurer’s Report

Carl Hunt, PhD., PAS, Dipl. ACAN, Treasurer

It is my pleasure to provide this mid-year report of the financial status of ARPAS. This report reflects financial information which was available on May 31, 2014. 

Friday, August 1, 2014

ARPAS Foundation Report

Bill Braman, PhD, PAS, Chairperson

The ARPAS Foundation was initiated in 2008 and the ARPAS bylaws in 2010 were ratified by the membership in 2010. Foundation Committee members include Andy Cole (2016), Moe Bakke (2014), Dale Hill (2015), Bill Braman (2014), Carl Hunt as a statutory member and Kenneth Cummings as ex-officio member.

The ARPAS Foundation as of May 31, 2014 had assets of $130,199.20 per the financial statement with targeted invested of 75% in fixed income securities and 25% in equities.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Professional Animal Scientist Update

The Professional Animal Scientist has included some excellent review articles in recent issues. During 2013 and 2014 the following topics were reviewed:

Friday, August 1, 2014

Dr. James Chapman Awarded Board Certification

The American College of Animal Sciences (ACAS), the board certification arm of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS), is pleased to announce that Dr. James Chapman has attained board certification in the discipline of animal nutrition. Board certification is the highest level of certification accorded to animal scientists by ARPAS. He was recognized by his peers as highly qualified by virtue of his dedication, knowledge, and career accomplishments as an animal scientist.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Dr. Michael Galyean Awarded Board Certification

The American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) recently announced that Dr. Michael Galyean has been awarded board certification in animal nutrition from the American College of Animal Sciences (ACAS) by virtue of his designation as a highly qualified individual. ACAS is the board certification college of ARPAS. Qualifications for board certification include current membership in ARPAS, an MS or PhD in animal science or a closely related discipline, and experience as a professional animal scientist. In addition, individuals must also pass a series of examinations or be recognized as a highly qualified professional. 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Distinguished Professional Animal Scientist Awards Recipients

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 2014 are: