The Student Leadership Program is complemented by a variety of activities where student-participants engage in assisting cattle producers while learning about the beef industry. Site visits and study-tours complement the program. The student-participants will be assisting in the responsibilities for implementing and administering CBE Programs. During most of the program, they will be working from the office located at 2301 N. Cameron St. Room 303, Harrisburg, PA 17701. They will be expected to interact with producers on farm site visits and participate in various educational meetings that take place while they are interns.
As part of the Program the intern will ask him or herself what is it to be a leader, what is leadership, how am I a leader, and how might I provide leadership in the future. We consider leadership both to be a specific yet broad idea. As educators, it is in our nature to help our students make the most out of life both for themselves and for others.
Current and Former Interns
Mary Beth Tranovich - Greenfield Township 2017 Intern
Mary Beth Tranovich will be a senior in the fall at Immaculata University where she studies Nutrition and Dietetics. At Immaculata, she is the president of the Student Dietetics Association and the vice president of the Environmental Club. For many years, she has been involved in the dairy industry. She grew up on a dairy farm and was the 2013-2014 and 2015-2016 Wyoming and Lackawanna County Dairy Princess. She is excited to be branching out to the Pennsylvania beef industry and to learn more about it through this leadership program. Mary Beth is looking forward to supporting and promoting the beef industry through event planning, program development, and producer assistance.
To view an article that Mary Beth wrote about what she experienced and learned while touring the Cargill beef slaughter faciility during her internship, click here.
Stephanie Gardner - Warren County, New Jersey 2015 Intern
Stephanie is a recent graduate of Delaware Valley University with a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness. She was an active member of Block & Bridle, Animal Science Society, the Vaulting team, and a sister of Sigma Alpha, which is a national professional agricultural sorority. She has been in 4-H in her hometown for 16 years and recently went through the 4-H leadership program and is starting her own 4-H beef club. Growing up on a Black Angus beef farm in Asbury New Jersey, her love of agriculture and the beef industry drew her to become New Jersey State Beef Ambassador. Giving public presentations and promoting the beef industry for many years as ambassador has helped Stephanie grow and led her to CBE, where she is eager to grow as a leader and become a member of this company. Stephanie is excited to get involved and gain more knowledge about the beef industry and is thrilled to participate is assisting cattle producers.
Brandon Smale - Carbon County, PA 2014 Intern
Brandon was a student at Delaware Valley College where he was pursuing a major in Livestock Science & Management and Dairy Science. Growing up Brandon was actively involved in the Bucks County 4-H programs where he developed his deep passion for livestock through raising, breeding and showing market steers and hogs. Throughout his years at DelVal, Brandon had been an active member in Block and Bridle, the Livestock Judging Team, the Agriculture Quiz Bowl Team and numerous agriculture promoting activities.
Devin Cunningham - Silverdale, PA 2012 Intern
Devin was a senior at Delaware Valley College where she pursued a dual major in Livestock Science & Management and Dairy Science. Growing up Devin was actively involved in the Bucks County 4-H programs where she developed her deep passion for livestock through raising, breeding and showing market steers and hogs. Throughout her years at DelVal, Devin had been an active member in Block and Bridle, the Livestock Judging Team, the Agriculture Quiz Bowl Team and numerous agriculture promoting activities.
Angela (Scaramuzzino) Breneman 2012 Summer Intern
Angela (Scaramuzzino) Breneman, was welcomed into the summer internship in 2012, helping to promote and educate the beef industry. This corporate communications internship strives to help students gain more knowledge about the industry and where it is headed in the future. Angela worked closely with Ann Nogan, Executive Vice President, assisting in program development and event planning for many cattle programs. She also worked in communications that helped to spread the word of what was happening in the industry. Angela Scaramuzzino, was a senior at Delaware Valley College majoring in Livestock Science and management at the time of her internship, and she has remained actively involved in the cattle industry. Her love for cattle lead her to become BQA certified, a member of the PA Angus Association and showing cattle as a member of the National Junior Angus Association. Her interests have also led her to become a member of her school’s Livestock Judging team.