Brendan McMullen’s journey from studying undergraduate pathobiology at UConn to receiving a doctor of veterinary medicine at Cornell University and then becoming a Tufts University educator required determination and hard work. However, he is no stranger to adversity. After being hard of hearing for years, McMullen became deaf. With the help of a cochlear implant, he is able to succeed in his career. Here is what he said in an interview.
What was your major in the College? When did you graduate? With what degree? I received a BS in pathobiology in 1999.
What class was most useful to you? Several courses were quite useful. Professor Sandra Bushmich was my advisor. She lined up course work that set me up well for the first year of vet school. I took hard-core pathobiology, veterinary science, animal and agricultural science and traditional biological science courses.
Tell us some of your fond memories of UConn. I participated in Alpha Gamma Rho and the animal science clubs. I especially liked the events that the students did together in the UConn chapter of the Block & Bridle Club. Also, I met my wife at UConn. She was a CANR student at the same time as I was. (more…)
Andrew Muller is an UConn undergraduate majoring in both animal science and political science. When not busy on campus or preparing for law school, Andrew is an avid scuba diver. Here is what he said about his experiences as a CAHNR student.
What attracted you to UConn? Since I am from Connecticut, I have been familiar with UConn from early on. I originally attended Middlesex Community College for two years because of their Guaranteed Admissions Program or GAP. (more…)
Each year since 1984, Michael Darre, professor in the Department of Animal Science, has traveled with a group of students to the International Poultry Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. (The event’s name was changed in 2013, when the International Poultry, Feed and Meat Expos, were combined to create the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE).)
This year, ten members of the UConn Poultry Science Club attended the conference held January 27-29 at the Georgia World Congress Center. More than 30,000 attendees and 1,100 exhibitors visited the expo. UConn students explored the displays, spoke with industry representatives and interviewed with various companies such as Tyson, Perdue, Aviagen and Cal-Maine.
The Expo’s College Student Career Program brings professionals to network with students seeking internships and employment. In addition to poultry science and animal science majors, recruiters are looking for students with interests in many fields such as food science, engineering, industrial technology, veterinary medicine, business, informational technology, communications and human resources.