10 students in the College of Ag Sciences win internship awards

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Ten Penn State students have been selected as College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society 2011 Internship Award winners. The award, which includes a $760 stipend, was established to encourage students to enroll in internship courses offered within the College of Agricultural Sciences.

"The Alumni Society recognizes the importance of on-the-job learning experiences to prepare undergraduates for today's competitive job market," said Naomi Knaub, the college's director of alumni relations. "By working as interns, students can establish networks of professional contacts and discover what areas of specialization appeal to them."

Internship Award winners are chosen on the basis of an internship plan, a final report on the internship, an employer evaluation and a letter of recommendation from the internship course supervisor. The winners are:

-- Chad Barclay, son of Gary and Nancy Barclay, of Linden. A Forest Science major, Barclay was an intern with the American Chestnut Foundation in State College. He was home schooled.

-- Laura Boone, daughter of Glyn and Betsy Boone, of Leola. A Food Science major, Boone was an intern with Lancaster Fine Foods in Lancaster. She is a graduate of Lancaster Christian School.

-- Lauren Diebel, daughter of John Diebel, of Morrisdale. An Environmental Resource Management major, Diebel was an intern with the Department of Environmental Protection in Kersey. She is a graduate of Saint Marys Area High School.

-- Caroline Gimmillaro, daughter of Ronald and Joanne Gimmillaro, of Paoli. A Community, Environment and Development major, Gimmillaro was an intern with Zawadi Fund International in Nyeri, Kenya. She is a graduate of Great Valley High School.

-- Jenna Hicks, daughter of James and Danita Hicks, of York. A Landscape Contracting major, Hicks was an intern with Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square. She is a graduate of Central York High School.

-- Nate Hinterberger, son of Dr. Steven and Vicki Hinterberger, of Butler. A Biological Engineering major, Hinterberger was an intern with Rich Products Corporation in Buffalo, N.Y. He is a graduate of Butler Area Senior High School.

-- Sara Martucci, daughter of Bryan and Jodi Martucci, of Vanderbilt. A Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences major, Martucci was an intern with the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium in Pittsburgh. She is a graduate of Uniontown Area High School.

-- Lauren Taneyhill, daughter of Tom and Margie Taneyhill, of Severna Park, Md. A Community, Environment and Development major, Taneyhill was an intern with the National Wildlife Federation in Annapolis, Md. She is a graduate of Archbishop Spalding High School.

-- Philip Wise, son of Dirk and Michelle Wise, of Spring Mills. An Agricultural Science major, Wise was an intern with Butterball LLC in Longmont, Colo. He is a graduate of Penns Valley Area High School.

-- Amy Yeiser, daughter of Rusty and Gail Yeiser, of Arnold, Md. An Animal Sciences major, Yeiser was an intern with the Center for Dairy Excellence in Harrisburg. She is a graduate of Broadneck High School.

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Last Updated November 21, 2011