Dr. Jeff Cox, WCC President presents a check from the USPOULTRY Foundation to Lead Animal Science Instructor Mindy Herman
Front Row L-R: Mindy Herman, Dr. Jeff Cox
2nd Row L-R: Noah Walker, Chelsea McNeil, Katelyn Parker, Harlee Glass, Amanda Salmi, Kayla Couch
3rd Row L-R: Morgan Bullard, Brittany McNeill, Lisa Staley, Erica Matteson, Ruth St. John, Briana Jester, Krystal Linney
4th Row L-R: Archie Staley (CCP Animal Science Instructor), Frank Blevins (Animal Science Instructor), Eric Williams, Lee Million, Austin Gentle, and Blake Ashely

Wilkes Community College’s Applied Animal Science Technology is the only community college program in the state to be awarded a $6,600 grant from the USPOULTRY Foundation. Grant monies are to help recruit students to the program to train for employment in the poultry industry. The foundation provides annual recruiting and retention funds to colleges and universities to attract students to their poultry programs.

WCC and 29 other institutions with industry-related programs will share the more than $282,500 in grants awarded by the USPOULTRY Foundation. The grants were made possible by gifts received from companies a