Kyle Maddox

Biography:
I grew up in Huntersville, NC and attended Hopewell High School. Duringthe summer of my Junior year, I began working at LakecrossVeterinaryHospital as a Veterinary Assistant and discovered my desire to pursue a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Upon reaching this realization, I applied to and was accepted by NC State University. While at NC State, I focused on gaining a broader understanding of the roles that veterinarians play in the community by volunteering with the NC State CVM Department of Shelter Medicine. In addition, I worked to diversify my animal experience and apply my acquired knowledge toward the advancement of the animal science field by serving as a research assistant in both Dr. Jack Odle’s swine nutrition lab and Dr. Paul Siciliano’s equine nutrition lab. During this time, I also discovered my passion for teaching and education. The amalgamation of this fervor along with my academic credetials awarded me opportunities to work as a peer supervisor for the UTC Supplemental Instruction (SI) program, serve as a Teaching Assistant (TA) for both ANS 150 (Intro. to Animal Science) and ANS 206 (Anat. and Phys. of Domestic Animal Lab), and aid the Nutrition NUTS program in developing/ implementing a ten-week series of garden-based lesson plans that targeted adults within low income communities. I will graduate in the spring of 2011 with a degree in both Animal Science and Nutrition Science. My current ambitions are to recieve a dual DVM/ Ph.D. degree at an accredited College of Veterinary Medicine (focusing on clinical nutrition). Upon receiving this degree, I aspire to enter the veterinary field as a clinician and researcher. Following this, I hope to become further involved in academia by serving as a professor for either veterinary or undergraduate students.

Veterinary/ Animal Experience:
Lakecross Veterinary Hospital P.A.
Carolina Raptor Center Volunteer
NCSU Equitation Classes
College of Veterinary Medicine: Department of Shelter Medicine Volunteer
Research Assistant: Odle Swine Research Laboratory
Research Assistant: Siciliano Research Equine Lab
Red Cross Pet First Aid Certified
Served as a laboratory Teaching Assistant for ANS 206 under Dr. Shweta Trivedi
Served as a lecture/laboratory Teaching Assistant for ANS 150 under Dr. Jeannette Moore

 

Honors/Awards:
Deans List (all semesters of attendance)
Animal Science/ Nutrition Science Departmental Rank: 1 (4.0 GPA)
CALS Honors Program Participant
Recipient of the Harvey and Kathleen Barns Scholarship for Academic Merit in Nutrition Science
Recognition in the Journal of Animal Science as an Outstanding Undergraduate in Animal Science
Gamma Sigma Delta Award of Merit
University Scholars Program Participant
Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society Member
Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Member
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Member (accepts only top 7% of class)
National Society of Collegiate Scholars Member

Achievements/ Activities:
Worked as a Supplemental Instruction Leader for CH 101 (General Chemistry)
Appointed position as Supplemental Instruction Program Peer Supervisor and was invited to speak at the SI International conference in New Orleans.
Appointed Young Scientist Program’s Ag-Life Representative
Appointed Young Scientist Program’s President
Served as the Event Coordination Co-Chair for the NCSU Inaugural Global Health Case Competition
Initiated an Honors contract with Dr. Suzie Goodell to develop and implement a ten-week series of garden-based lesson plans for low-income adults, so as to promote utility of local community gardens and reduce the prevalence of obesity in the area of interest (The work was displayed at the Undergraduate Teaching Symposium and is currently under consideration for publication)
Student Wolfpack Club Active Member
STAT (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow) Active Member