MSAOP Alumni Spotlight

De'Vauncia (DeeDee) Frank       Season #1

Alumni Spotlight Season #1

De’Vauncia (DeeDee) Frank

DeeDee worked with us for two years and helped us to start the entire MSAOP program.  DeeDee followed our daughter Paige in so many of her FFA activities and then as the Klein Oak Chapter President.   Paige talked her into showing pigs instead of lambs and we could not have been happier.  Her junior year and prior to the incorporation of MSAOP, DeeDee experienced some success with Reserve Champion Showman and just missed the sale at her Klein Show.   Her second year and the very first season for MSAOP, DeeDee made auction with her Klein pig, won Breed Champion with her Duroc at the only jackpot we attended and then made auction at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.   Watching her show at HLSR was incredible and as we celebrated, she shared she was accepted to Texas A&M, making it one of the very best days ever!  DeeDee’s work ethic and commitment to her animals and to agriculture will always set her apart!

Fast forward 4 years and DeeDee is now a graduate of Texas A&M (Whoop!) and is working on her masters in Ag Education.   We could not be more proud of her accomplishments and all she continues to do!

DeeDee Shared this:  

 Although I only showed with MSAOP for two years, those years impacted my life in a way that I will never forget. My favorite part of high school became spending long nights and early mornings at the barn. My absolute favorite memory was showing at HLSR with my first and only Duroc named Dwayne ‘Duroc’ Johnson and making auction. I could not have done that without the support of Chad, Paige, and the entire program. I miss showing with this program every single day (and those pre-show Whataburger trips!!). I not only gained a passion for all aspects of agriculture, I also gained a family filled with love and support.

I graduated this Spring from Texas A&M University with a degree in Animal Science, and a minor in Psychology. Throughout the course of my 4 years of undergrad, I have gotten to conduct research in the animal science department, work as a student assistant in the Dean’s office of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, as well as participate in various organizations within the university. I ended my senior year as the president of A&M’s Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) chapter, and made memories that I will never forget. My journey will carry on as I continue my education for my masters in Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications at Texas A&M in the Fall. I will also work as the Graduate Assistant to the Dean of Student Retention within our college. In the future, I hope to work to provide agricultural outreach to underrepresented communities, and help bridge the gap between producers and consumers in urban areas.

Work hard, serve others, stay humble, and SHINE!   

Great job DeeDee!  We are all so proud of all you are doing and so blessed to be a small part in your journey.

MSAOP Board of Directors