Gage Dixon

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Why did you choose your major?

I have a major in Animal Science with a Pre-Professional concentration. I also have minors in both Ag Business and Poultry Science. I chose this major because the Animal Science Pre-Professional Concentration because of its versatility. It allows you to do anything from becoming a veterinarian to going to med school.

What are you hoping to do with it?

I have applied to vet schools in the surrounding area and am waiting to hear back. My future plans are to graduate from vet school and work as an associate veterinarian at a mixed practice clinic in Northwest Arkansas.

How do you stay involved with your department?

By being close knit family in the Animal Science Department I am able to talk and have conversations with many of the faculty and staff on a daily basis. They keep me informed of activities that they need help with, as well as opportunities that are useful to myself and the clubs I lead.

What is your favorite class and/or professor?

My favorite professor is probably Dr. Powell. While many dread his classes because they are challenging, I believe that these are the ones where I have learned the most in. He is helpful and open to all of his student and he really wants to see you absorb the material and apply it later.

How are you an engaged U of A student outside of the classroom?

I am the president of the Cattlemen’s Association at the U of A as well as the vice president of the Block and Bridle Club. I am also involved in other clubs and Activities. These organizations serve a vital role in the educational journey. By allowing students to network and attend events they are interested in, many serve as a stepping stone or aid into a career.

What is your favorite thing about Bumpers College?

I love how the Bumper’s College has a plan for its students after graduation. I know it is the student’s responsibility as well to plan for their future but each department within the college has amazing faculty ready to discuss options and paths that they can aid the student in trying to achieve.

Why did you want to be an ambassador?

Communication is a major role in any workplace, club, or relationship. I believe that one of the most important jobs that the Ambassadors can serve is communicating across the departments. The Bumper’s College is small but sometimes it can be easy to get caught in our own little world and not take advantage of the opportunities going on all around the college. My hope in becoming an ambassador was that I would be able to aid in this communication and spark collaboration.

What is your advice for an incoming freshman?

Get involved in some of the great organizations that are offered across the departments. The more you are involved and put your name out there the more opportunities will open up and come your way, both while you are at the university as well as future opportunities outside and after college.

About Gage

Hometown:
Omaha, AR

Major/Concentration: 
Pre-Professional/Animal Science

Department:
Animal Science

Class:
Junior

Email
jgdixon@uark.edu