The University of Delaware recently received a $4,600 student recruiting grant from the USPOULTRY Foundation. The grant was made possible by an endowing gift from AJC International. The check was presented to Robert Alphin, instructor and Allen lab manager, Department of Animal & Food Sciences, University of Delaware. Mike Levengood, chief animal care officer and farmer relationship advocate for Perdue Foods and USPOULTRY board member, made the presentation.


“We very much appreciate the support from the USPOULTRY Foundation,” said Alphin.

The student recruiting grant will help fund the University of Delaware’s multifaceted program, which provides multiple avenues throughout the year for students to learn about the poultry industry firsthand and to meet industry leaders offering internship and career opportunities. Some of the areas that will be funded include the Poultry Careers Seminar, Poultry Exploration Day Program, ANFS 265 – Perspectives in Career and Professional Development course, Department of Animal & Food Sciences Poultry Production lecture and laboratory courses, and participation in the College Student Career Program.

The USPOULTRY Foundation board approved student recruiting grants totaling more than $230,600 to the six U.S. universities with poultry science departments and 20 other institutions with industry-related programs. The Foundation provides annual recruiting funds to colleges and universities to attract students to their poultry programs.