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Animal Sciences and Agricultural Education

Stephanie McKenna

Stephanie McKennaOffice: Quarter Horse Unit (Barstow Ave., between Maple & Woodrow Ave.) 
Phone: (559) 278-5623


Courses: ASCI 51 Horse Production, ASCI 56 Beginning Training, ASCI 57 Advanced Training, ASCI 151 Advanced Horse Management, ASCI 153 Stable Management, and an Equine Lab Section for ASCI 156 Artificial Insemination.

Biography: Joining the Fresno State faculty in July 2014, Stephanie McKenna manages the quarter hourse unit and its student employees and volunteers. She oversees the herd health for approximately 30-40 horses per year, as well as the breeding herd, student horse center and boarding facility that houses 40-50 horses per year. She also serves as an advisor for 50 equine science undergraduate students and the animal welfare and equine science student clubs.

She received her master's (2013) and bachelor's (2010) degrees from the University of Arkansas. Her agricultural extension and education master's project was titled "Determining the Usefulness of an Advising Video for an Animal Science Department". Her undergraduate science degree was awarded by the animal science department, and her minor came from the equine science department.

At the Fayetteville academic institution, she also served as an acting instructor and teacher's assistant for equine classes, ambassador program member and student manual collaborator from 2007-12. She also served on the staff as Meremel Farms for four years - a private boarding facility in West Fork, Arkansas that housed 15-25 horses.

She is an active member of the American Quarter Horse Association, Equine Science Society, National Association of Equine Affiliated Academics and North American Colleges & Teachers of Agriculture editorial board.

She wrote an NACTA-published article on determining the usefulness of animal science department advising videos (2014) and a poster presentation on the design and implementation of equine behavior and training manual (2009).

Other experience include leadership roles in the Xi Omicro and Alpha Omicron Pi organizations, judge for FFA speaking, 4-H equine and state horse competitions, and volunteer for the Black Stallion Literacy Project.