Dr. Charles T. Gaskins came to WSU as an Assistant P rofessor in Animal Science in January of 1976. He also had an appointment in Statistical Services, which at the time did statistical consulting and taught applied statistics courses. Dr. Gaskins taught courses in animal genetics and statistics. He conducted research in the areas of modeling and simulation of beef cattle production systems and in the genetics of Wagyu (Japanese Black) cattle. He has been closely involved with undergraduate students as an advisor and mentor. For many years he was the advisor for the Block and Bridle Club and since 1999 has been an advisor to the Cougar Cattle Feeders, which is a student cooperative that feeds about 120 animals each year. Dr. Gaskins has greatly enjoyed working closely with students and would like to provide assistance to future students.
Scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students in animal sciences, in order of: 1) Beef Cattle Production; 2) Food Animal Production (beef, dairy, swine, sheep); 3) Pre-vet students interested in large animals.