21 Questions for Jarret Proctor
1. What is your hometown? New Castle, IN
(Fun Fact: New Castle is home to the Indiana Basketbal Hall of Fame)
2. Where did you go to high school? Tri Jr. Sr. High School
3. What is your major/concentration? Animal Sciences - Biosciences
4. What is your expected graduation date? May 2017
5. Why did you choose Purdue for undergrad? Purdue has among the highest quality of Agriculture and Animal Sciences programs in the country, plus in-state tuition couldn't go wrong.
6. What are your plans after graduation? Continue education in a Master of Science program studying beef reproductive physiology
7. What is your 'spirit animal?' Pig - eat a lot of food, usually happy, pretty easy to get along with
8. What is your favorite organization joined at Purdue? PUDM (Purdue University Dance Marathon) - great program with an even better cause
9. What is your proudest achievement while at Purdue? Graduating in 3 years - earning such a high quality degree in such a short time is something I will always value.
10. What has been your favorite class taken at Purdue? ANSC 333 - Physiology of Reproduction with Dr. Ryan Cabot - learning the processes and physiology of reproduction was incredible interesting and the course was taught very well.
11. What is your favorite Purdue tradition? The all brick tradition, "One Brick Higher"
12. What is the best thing about the College of Ag? The College of Agriculture is very committed to improving the students and ensuring you complete a high quality curriculum to be successful in your field of study.
13. What is the best thing about the Department of Animal Sciences? The faculty and staff - all skilled in very diverse areas and each professor is always more than willing to help students reach their goals.
14. What is the best on-campus study spot? The study rooms in Ag Administration - very quiet, offer free printing, and most people don't know about
15. What is your favorite place in town? DT Kirby's - can't go wrong with the Bacon Egg Burger '08 or the Cuban sandwich
16. What is the most important thing you've learned outside of the classroom? Although grades are very important, the people you connect with are just as valuable. Also, you must have something you're passionate about to be truly excited for the future.
17. If you could have studied abroad anywhere, where would you have liked to go? Ireland to explore Agriculture there
18. What internships have you had?
- Summer 2017: Anticipated intern with TransOva Genetics in Sioux Center, Iowa
- Fall 2015 - Spring 2017: Participated in swine reproductive physiology research in Dr. Kara Stewart's lab, and completed my own research project investigating in utero heat stress in boars
- Fall 2015 - Spring 2016: Conducted beef cattle nutrition research in Dr. Jon Schoonmaker's lab
19. What is your favorite quote? "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison
20. What are your hobbies? Playing sports (basketball, tennis, disc, golf), watching sports (football and basketball), attending Purdue sporting events, working with parents on the family grain operation, and raising club calves
21. What advice would you give to incoming students? Explore new opportunities and value the time you have at Purdue - it goes by much quicker than you think. Don't be stubborn with your love for one animal - take the time to learn various species. Get involved in a research lab - the opportunities are limitless.