Alexa Bates UNiversity of FIndlay Animal Scence

My name is Alexa Bates and I am a senior Animal Science major at the University of Findlay. Upon graduation, I intend to be an active voice for the hard working farmers in the Agricultural Community.

During the school year, I am employed in the University of Findlay Advanced Placement Office. My job consists of calling alumni to gain feedback on their education and ask for monetary donations, that will benefit future students at The University of Findlay. At this job, I have an average gift amount of $50.18. This is a significant gift amount because I call the non-donor segment, which means I am talking to alumni who have not donated back to the University in the past.
In the summer months and on school breaks, I have the privilege of being a nanny to these beautiful faces. Oliver (5), Piper (2), and Lennon ( 8 months) bring continuous joy and happiness to my life. I have been with this family since the summer of 2013. From taking care of these babies, I have developed many skills. Some of these skills include patience, a growing imagination, and being a better listener. Oliver, Piper, and Lennon do not realize the amount of joy they bring just by flashing a simple smile or giving a bear hug.
At the University of Findlay, I have gained hands on experience with many of the animals at the barn. In the Animal Science program, I have had hands on experience my first week of freshman year. I have taken course work such as Introduction to Animal Science, Principles of Animal Handling, Principles of Nutrition, Principles of Reproduction and Physiology, Beef Production, Dairy Production, and Sheep Production. Through these classes, I have gained knowledge and experience that will allow me to succeed in the work force.

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