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Steidley receives AASV scholarship

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

braden steidley stands with poster

Braden Steidley, a third-year student at Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, was awarded the David A. Schoneweis Scholarship during the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Annual Meeting held in Aurora, Colorado.


Steidley presented his research, “A field study examining the effects of a novel maternal pheromone on performance and livability of weaned pigs,” during the AASV Student Poster Session. He was one of 20 students presenting a poster.


“It is an honor to be considered and chosen for the David A. Schoneweis Scholarship," Steidley said. "I am thankful for the family of Dr. Schoneweis and their generosity in providing this award that supports my career path in this industry."


The $1000 scholarship is awarded to a student or students from KSU or OSU who participate in the student oral or poster presentations during the AASV Annual Meeting, based upon a selection rubric prepared with the oversight and approval of the Schoneweis family. The children of the late Dr. David Schoneweis established the scholarship in his memory to benefit swine-interested students from Kansas State University (KSU) and Oklahoma State University (OSU).


Dr. Schoneweis was born in Clay Center, Kansas and earned his DVM from Kansas State University in 1956. He served two years in the Army Veterinary Corps before teaching clinical sciences at Oklahoma State University for six years. After 2 years in private practice in Lawrence, Kansas, he joined the KSU College of Veterinary Medicine faculty in 1966, where he received his master's degree in surgery and medicine in 1971 and taught food animal medicine for 30 years. Dr. Schoneweis was a charter member of the American Association of Swine Practitioners (AASP) and served on the association's board of directors in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In 1997, he received the AASP Meritorious Service Award for his lifetime of support for the association and in recognition of his work with students as a professor of food animal medicine at KSU and OSU.

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