WTAMU Names New Intern of the Year

West Texas A&M University honored a student for his own innovation for the meat science industry in his internship.

Renne Padilla is a Jr. Animal Science major from Hereford who interned with Cargill Beef Processing Plant in Friona this summer.

Padilla created a new and creative way for processing facilities to adequately cut and process cut hanging steaks or the hanging tender from being scored in the process.

Renne has worked in the meat science industry for many years and enrolled himself into WT at the age of 24 in the Paul Engler College of Agricultural and Natural Sciences.

WTAMU will be awarding Padilla a $1000 scholarship from Phillips 66, and he will be submitted to compete at the National Cooperative Education & Internship Association Academic Intern of the Year.