FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Melissa Ross, Marketing Operations Manager
Murdock, NE, March 15, 2011 -- Oxbow Animal Health has announced the hiring of Alicia Armentrout as Education Coordinator. Some of the key responsibilities of Oxbow’s Education Coordinator include: coordinating Oxbow’s Junior Vet Camp; training camp counselors and serving as a liaison between Oxbow and host facilities; ongoing development of activities and educational curriculum for camp, website, and Animals in the Classroom; coordinating and supporting the various educational programs of the Oxbow Marketing department; and assisting with internal staff education and orientation.
Prior to joining Oxbow, Alicia attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA and graduated with a degree in Philosophy. Upon returning to Omaha, she worked in early childhood and elementary education, and enjoyed developing curriculum for summer programs and after school enrichment activities for elementary students. In her free time, she enjoys teaching piano.
“We are very excited to welcome Alicia to the Oxbow team,” said Melissa Ross, Marketing Operations Manager. “Her experience in early childhood and elementary education, as well as her enthusiasm for learning, will provide the perfect foundation for her position as Oxbow’s Education Coordinator.”
In speaking of her enthusiasm at the opportunity to join the Oxbow team, Alicia spoke specifically to her philosophies on learning. “Learning through play,” is a common maxim in the early childhood world, but I believe it’s the best philosophy for all learners; by experimenting, doing, and building, learners gain both critical thinking and creative skills,” said Alicia.
Oxbow Animal Health is a worldwide supplier of premium life-staged foods and supportive care products for small exotic animals. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians worldwide, Oxbow offers an extensive line of superior quality, high-fiber hay, pellet products, treats and supplements for rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters and adult pet rats. Oxbow's mission is to provide superior-quality food and forage products for specialized animal markets. Oxbow accomplishes this through genuine concern for animals and their caregivers, educational awareness of nutritional needs, a high standard of product excellence, research and development of new products, and highly personalized service.