Devin Cunningham

Devin Cunningham

2017 Scholarship Recipient - Graduate Award (Pennsylvania)

I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the Targeting Excellence sponsors, board of directors, state committee(s) and others involved in this wonderful organization. I sincerely appreciate the time spent reading applications, searching for sponsors and organizing each shooting event. Each moment that was dedicated to helping fulfill these scholarships award was a moment believing in the future of agriculture, and for that I am truly thankful!

Hometown: Liverpool, PA

School: Pennsylvania State University

Major / Species: Animal Science- Reproduction

Career Goals:  I want to achieve my Master’s Degree in a topic area of cattle reproduction and continue my education with a PhD in a
related large animal science reproduction field. While working for Penn State Extension as a 4-H Educator I have developed several educational pieces on cattle reproduction, performed multiple reproductive dissections and recently awarded a national award for my reproductive programs by the National Association of Extension of 4-H Agents. My career goal is to become well educated within the large animal science reproductive field to go into research for the industry. I am passionate about making an improvement in modern day agricultural production through reproductive efficiency and health. Over the last few years I have taught as an Adjunct Professor at Delaware Valley University, where I discovered my passion for teaching undergraduates. Hopefully after many years in the animal industrial research I can retire as a tenured faculty member teaching animal sciences at a well-known university. I have worked hard to gain the ground I stand on today in the industry through long hours, extra effort and taking on the unwanted tasks. I believe that I will excel in graduate work since I am determined to make a difference in today’s agriculture. I have faced many different obstacles but still am thirsty for more knowledge in animal sciences.