Julie Had A Little Lamb

Video posted April 26, 2012 in News by David Doggett


At 95 years and counting, the Block and Bridle Club’s Little International (Little I) is one of Penn State’s oldest and dearest traditions.  The latest installment of this Penn State mainstay was hosted on April 15th, 2012 at the Agricultural Arena.

Little I, although not very well known outside of the College of Agricultural Sciences, is still an important event for the university. This year a surprise visitor came to take in the event, and show Penn State’s commitment to its Ag school.  Dr. Rodney Erickson, university president, dropped by with his wife and grandchildren to offer some support.

The event is arguably an even bigger deal for the College of Agricultural Sciences itself. The event is taped and used as a recruiting tool for the college.

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“They show the event to prospective incoming students, and it gives them an advantage over other schools because it provides a unique opportunity to work closely with large animals. A lot of Ag students at other schools don’t get to do that till after they graduate.” says Ellison, “I know it caught my eye when they showed me the tape on my visitation day.”

This year, 68 participants showed a variety of horses, heifers, swine and sheep to keep the Little I tradition alive and well. Nick Britt of Gasport, New York, took home the Little International Grand Champion Award for his entry in the heifer show.

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David was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Sports and music are his two biggest passions and he plans to make a career out of these through the medium of broadcasting.  He began his broadcasting career in his freshman year at Penn State when he joined ComRadio, the university’s student-run radio station.  Over his four year tenure at the station he provided play-by-play and color commentary performances for dozens of broadcasts for both Penn State and State College Area High School athletic events.  Though he covered myriad sports, some of his biggest events included Penn State football, basketball and baseball games.  Clips from these games can be found in his portfolio.  David was also a sports producer at ComRadio and was in charge of overseeing broadcasts for Penn State’s baseball and women’s basketball games for the station.
Comradio also produces weekly sports talk shows and music based shows.  David hosts one of each.  His sports show covered the four major professional sports in a conversational format with a co-host.  The music show he hosted was created to help give recognition to unsigned and relatively unknown hip hop artists from the Philadelphia area.  He would typically give a background of the artist, play one of their songs, and then analyze it.  Clips from both of these shows are also available in his Portfolio.
His love for sports and music also led him to several internships.  In sports he worked with gopsusports.com and the Big Ten Network calling Penn State Men’s soccer games. He also worked with C-Net television in State College calling high school football and basketball games for the local cable network.  His music interests landed him an internship with Wired 96.5 in Philadelphia.  He has worked there as both a production and public relations intern.  His heart is in radio and would love nothing more than to pursue a career in it.