2015 Animal Science REPS at Holcomb Elementary

The 2016-17 REPS group poses with their new REPS shirts.


Representing, Educating and Promoting Scholars


The REPS mission is to represent, educate and promote scholars, within and without the Department of Animal Science, by providing a positive student perspective.


The REPS exist for multiple reasons. They promote animal science, provide a student perspective to future students, and educate the public about the department.

When prospective students and visitors tour the department, one of the REPS will take you on a departmental tour and offer insight to things future students and their parents want to know most. They can tell you about campus life, our hands-on classes, internships, and much more. All you have to do is ask.

The REPS are also responsible for educating the public about animal science. Many people don’t know what animal science is or what opportunities are available in the field.  The REPS have visited several elementary school classes with animals from the farm; handing out candy during "scary meat myths;" hosting agricultural movie nights; giving tours of the Department and farms, including time with Hilda the cannulated cow. The REPS love to help educate people about Animal Science, so if they can help you please let us know.



To schedule a tour with a REPS member, or for more Animal Science information, please contact Lauren Husband at or (479)575-3195.

Meet the REPS


ashley finney

Ashley Finney

Ashley  is from Little Rock, Arkansas. She's a junior Animal Science Pre-Vet major and hopes to work in a small animal practice upon her graduation from Veterinary school. She has a golden retriever named Ava that she takes everywhere with her. She enjoys hiking, playing soccer, volunteering at the animal shelter, and running on the trails in Fayetteville.




shelby lowery

Shelby Lowery

Shelby is from Midland, Texas. She is a junior Animal Science Pre-Vet major and Agricultural Business minor. She plans on attending Veterinary school in the fall of 2018 to study large and companion animals.


kelsey treichler

Kelsey Treichler

Kelsey is a sophomore from Frisco, Texas majoring in Animal Science with a Pre-Vet concentration and a Business minor. She hopes to work in a small animal clinic after graduating from Veterinary school. She enjoys volunteering at local shelters, cooking and running. 




sara guillen

Amy Frank

Amy is a sophomore from Greenwood, Arkansas. She is majoring in Animal Science with a concentration in Pre-Veterinary Medicine, and she is pursuing a minor in Ag Business. Along with REPS, she is involved in the Bumper’s College Honors Student Board. Amy began volunteering at Cornerstone Veterinary Clinic in Greenwood, Arkansas when she was 14 years old, and still works there between school sessions. Amy has also recently been involved with the National Bureau of Economic Research as a research assistant. After graduation, Amy hopes to attend Veterinary school and concentrate on companion animals. 



mersady reddingMersady Redding

Mersady Redding is from Marshall, Arkansas. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, working out, mentoring young women, and floating the Buffalo River.  In high school, she was involved with FCCLA, FBLA, FCA, EAST, Beta, Foreign Language, Envirothon, Rapid Response, Student Council, and SWAT. At the U of A, she is double-majoring in Animal Science with a concentration in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Nutrition/Dietetics. She is involved with the Honors college, Kappa Delta, Wildlife Society, CSES, Pre-Vet Club, UREC Fitness, Dale Bumpers Honors Mentor Program, REPS, and frequent campus events. In April 2016, she placed top 5 at Miss Arkansas Teen International, and in May she traveled to Mozambique for the U of A community development program.