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Select Sires welcomes six Summer Interns
May 30, 2013

Select Sires Inc. welcomes six interns into their summer internship program.  Kelsey Paras, Duane Shawk, Marc Bolen, Maggie Dean, Michael Liszeski and  Jacquelyn Sherry will be interning with North America’s largest A.I.  organization this summer.

“Both practical work experience within the  industry and networking are extremely important to help college students prepare  for full-time employment beyond graduation,” says David Thorbahn, Select Sires  president and C.E.O. “That’s why Select Sires offers hands-on internship  opportunities to work with trained professionals each year. This program helps  to expand their knowledge of the industry, while allowing these students to  contribute to the day-to-day operations of the Select Sires  federation.”

Kelsey Paras has been selected as the 2013 veterinary  intern. Paras is from Lakewood, Ohio and is currently enrolled at The Ohio State  University where she is majoring in veterinary medicine. She became interested  in agriculture while working at the University of Delaware farm and is now  involved in the Food Animal Club, Theriogenology Club and International  Veterinary Student Association.

Beef intern, Duane Shawk, grew up on a  beef and crop farm in Bucyrus, Ohio. In May 2012, Shawk earned his associate  degree at Allen Community College in Iola, Kan. He is currently attending The  Ohio State University where he is majoring in agricultural business and applied  economics with a minor in animal science. He is active in The Ohio State  Livestock Judging Team, Alpha Gamma Sigma fraternity and Saddle and Sirloin  Club.

Marc Bolen of Fremont, Ohio hails from a Jersey farm and is the  2013 dairy sire marketing summer intern. Bolen is a May 2013 graduate from The  Ohio State University where he majored in animal science and minored in  agricultural business. Bolen was on the 2012 Ohio State Dairy Judging Team where  he was named an All-American at World Dairy Expo, and was active in the Buckeye  Dairy Club, serving as the chairman for the Buckeye Classic Jersey  Sale.

Select Sires Inc. welcomes back Maggie Dean, Michael Liszeski and  Jacquelyn Sherry as interns this summer. Dean, from Marion, Ohio, is returning  in the semen processing lab. She will be a junior in animal science at the  University of Findlay. Spending another summer as the livestock technician  intern is Liszeski of Ostrander, Ohio. He will be a sophomore at the University  of Findlay majoring in animal science and pre-veterinary science. Sherry, of  Greenville, Ohio, is continuing as the 2013 corporate communications intern. She  will be a senior at The Ohio State University double-majoring in animal science  and agricultural communication.


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