Minnesota Student from Little Falls Earns 2018 Zinpro/Schugel Scholarship

Scholarship recipient Rochelle Hulinsky plans to return to her dairy roots with a focus on food animal medicine

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Aug. 14, 2018 — Zinpro Corporation recently awarded its 2018 Zinpro/Schugel Scholarship to Rochelle Hulinsky, a third-year student at the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, who hails from Little Falls, Minnesota. Hulinsky is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

Rochelle Hulinsky

Asked how she would choose to help the industry with her education, Hulinsky stated that she is interested in the advancement of “animal welfare and pain control practices.” She also shared that she has enjoyed “building life-long bonds with her future colleagues during their veterinary training” and that they have helped to strengthen her skills. “After I graduate with my D.V.M. in May of 2019, I plan to work in a mixed animal practice setting, where I will get to work with food animals and dairy cattle,” she added. “I grew up on a dairy farm and then married a dairy farmer; I have been surrounded by cattle my entire life and wouldn’t have it any other way.” 

Zinpro Corporation shares Rochelle’s commitment to animal care and concern for animal welfare, said Terry Ward, Ph.D., global director, Research and Nutritional Services (RNS), Zinpro Corporation. “In her studies and research, Rochelle has shown the same dedication and commitment to animal wellness that was demonstrated by Dr. Schugel, for which the scholarship was named. It’s our honor and privilege to award this scholarship to a student whose heart and mind is fully dedicated to caring for animals and who promises to soon excel as a food-animal veterinarian.”  

Zinpro Corporation established the Zinpro/Schugel Scholarship in 2011 to recognize outstanding academic accomplishments by a third-year veterinary student studying food-animal medicine at the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Zinpro Corporation began a fund for the scholarship shortly after the retirement of Dr. LaVerne Schugel, a veterinarian and past Zinpro RNS director, who graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1957. 

“I am very grateful to be the recipient of the Zinpro/Schugel Scholarship Award, and am relieved to have this financial support as I work hard to become a veterinarian,” Hulinsky shared. “I am so excited to be equipped to return home with the skills I need to help the sustainable livestock producers, farmers and animals in my region. I appreciate Zinpro’s commitment to supporting and educating veterinary students through scholarships like this one.”