14 December 2015

2015 IRED Winners Revealed Through InfoStream

Urban Animal is pleased to advise the completion of the 2015 Innovation, Research, Emerging Leader and Digital Journalist (IRED) Scholarship programs. Urban Animal has engaged CW Communications to complete this project. During the next four days the 2015 IRED winners will be revealed each day using InfoStream. The awards will then be delivered to the winners in each category.

Presented by the Urban Animal Foundation, IRED and Summit Award Scholarships provide current and future leaders of the Urban Animal industry with an opportunity to share their knowledge and expertise with the thought leaders of North American agencies and organizations.

Fourteen finalists were selected from a field of 36 applicants based on scores from the Urban Animal Adjudicator Panels at four regional and one virtual event between April and June 2015. These adjudication scores were then used to determine the winners in each category.
The 2015 Finalists are: 

Innovators of 2015
Charmaine Hammond - Team Toby  (unable to accept scholarship)
Ardra Cole - Elder Dog 
Tracy Robertson - The Bello Project 
Krista Foreman - Safe for Pets Too 
Annette James - Resiliency & Well-being for Animal Care Workers

Researchers of 2015
Tyler Flockhart - Free Roaming Cat Populations 
Tasha Welch - Companion Rabbits: Facts & Figures 
Taryn Graham - Persons Partnered with Assistance Dogs   
Janet Cutler - Socialization in Puppies 

Emerging Leaders of 2015
Kelsey Birtch - Jerry Aschenbrenner Scholarship  
Blake Paulin - Rolf C. Hagen Scholarship 

Digital Journalists of 2015

Since it’s inception, Urban Animal has bestowed 58 IRED scholarships valued at $156,600.

The 2015 IRED Scholarship Competition was made possible with grants from:

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