Ag Alumni Society Internship Award

The Internship award, established in 1986, is a competitive awards program designed to encourage undergraduate students to participate in internships. The Society recognizes the importance of planned on-the-job learning experience to adequately prepare students for today's competitive job market. The Ag Alumni Society has distributed over $201,000 in internship awards benefiting 300 students.

The College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society is pleased to offer a competitive awards program to encourage undergraduate students to participate in internships. The Society recognizes the importance of a planned on-the-job learning experience to adequately prepare undergraduate students for today’s competitive job market.

2016 Internship Award Recipients

  • Brittany Ayers, Biological Engineering.  Whitney Bailey Cox and Magnani.
  • Nettie Baugher, Plant Science.  Monsanto Co.
  • Amber Gabel, Animal Science.  The Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding.
  • Olivia Healey, Community, Environment and Development.  Federal Reserve System.
  • Simon Itle, Food Science.  EcoLab Inc.
  • Erika Krauss, Community, Environment and Development.  Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
  • Katie McLaughlin, Agricultural Science.  Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
  • Sharon Mummert, Food Science.  J.M. Smucker Co.
  • Gretchen Seigworth, Agribusiness Management.  Cornell Cooperative Extension Office.
  • Madeline Winn, Animal Science.  New England Aquarium.

2015 Internship Award ($10,000.00 distributed to the following recipients) 

  • Devon Carroll, Turfgrass Science.  Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
  • Arianna De Reus, Community, Environment and Development.  International Student Management Office, National Defense University.
  • Michelle Hartzell, Animal Science.  Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital.
  • Miranda Kane, Agricultural and Extension Education.  Chester County 4-H.
  • Carly King, Animal Science.  Witmer's Feed and Grain.
  • Hannah Lux, Animal Science-Science Option.  Country View Family Farms.
  • Olivia Murphy-Sweet, Agricultural and Extension Education.  CELA Belize.
  • Elizabeth Palmer, Animal Science.  USDA Agricultural Research Services.
  • Caitlyn Pool, Animal Science.  Land O'Lakes.
  • Molly Rogus, Animal Science.  Vista Grade Farms, LLC.

2014 Internship Award ($9,400.00 distributed to the following recipients) 

  • Alexander Bickers, Wildlife and Fisheries Science.  Lehigh Valley Zoological Association.
  • Jennifer Chelko, Toxicology.  Elanco Animal Hospital.
  • Arianna De Reus, Community, Environment and Development.  US Army War College.
  • Stacie Dixon, Animal Sciences. Philadelphia Zoo.
  • Alina Hess, Toxicology.  Glaxo Smith Kline.
  • Delainey Loedding, Environmental Resource Management. Urban Ecology Center.
  • Carolyn McDonald, Community, Environment and Development.  RTI International - USAID/Haiti LEVE Project.
  • David Smilnak, Environmental Resource Management.  PA Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Stephen Smith, Animal Science.  Maple Bottom Farm.
  • Paige Smoyer, Food Science.  Food Directions.

2013 Internship Award ($8,600 distributed to the following recipients)

  • Denise Beam, Animal Science.  The National Pork Board.
  • Steven A. Bookbinder, Food Science. Animex.
  • Monica Horan Caparosa, Food Science. StarKist Company.
  • Leah Giralico, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.  Lehigh Valley Zoo.
  • Kylie Kiess, Agricultural Science.  T.A. Seeds.
  • Karissa Kolosky, Food Science with Minor in Agribusiness Management.  The J.M. Smucker Company.
  • Jenna Moser, Agriculture Education.  CYEC - Zawadi Youth Enterprise.
  • Eleanor Polley, Community, Environment and Development.  The United States Embassy, Rome, Italy.
  • Kurt Smithgall, Biological Engineering: Natural Resources Option.  Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory.
  • Angelo Teachout, Environmental Resource Management.  United States Environmental Protection Agency.

2012 Internship Award ($7,800 distributed to the following recipients)

  • Austin Benner, Agribusiness Management.   Tyson Foods Inc.
  • Jeanette Blank, Agricultural and Extension Education.  Penn State Extension, Youth Dev.
  • John Boston, Agricultural Management.  Wenger's Feed Mill, Inc.
  • Sarah Dorward, Animal Science, Business Option.  Braum's Dairy Farm.
  • Emily Ellis, Food Science.  Campbell Soup Co.
  • Amanda Hofstaedter, Food Science.  Kraft Foods, Inc.
  • Mollie Ann McGinnis, Wildlife and Fisheries Science.  Mote Marine Laboratory
  • Jenna Moser, Agriculture Education.  USDA-NRCS
  • Alyssa Patt, Immunology and Infectious Disease.  PA Dept. of Health
  • Heather Stutzman, Animal Science.  Dow AgroSciences

2011 Internship Award ($7,600 distributed to the following recipients)

  • Chad Barclay, Forest Science
    Intern, American Chestnut Foundation
  • Laura Boone, Food Science
    Assistant to Director of Quality, Lancaster Fine Foods
  • Lauren Diebel, Environmental Resource Management
    Engineering, Scientific and Technical Intern, Department of Environmental Protection
  • Caroline Gimmillaro, Community, Environment, Development
    Youth Cooperative Financial Coordinator, Zawadi Fund International
  • Jenna Hicks, Landscape Contracting
    Indoor Display Intern, Longwood Gardens
  • Nate Hinterberger, Biological Engineering
    Process Development Engineer Co-op (R&D), Rich Products Corporation
  • Sara Martucci, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
    Water's Edge Intern, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
  • Lauren Taneyhill, Community, Environment, Development
    Intern, National Wildlife Federation
  • Philip Wise, Agricultural Sciences
    Meat and Poultry Manufacturing Intern, Butterball, LLC.
  • Amy Yeiser, Animal Sciences
    PA Dairy Projects Intern, Center for Dairy Excellence


2010 Internship Award ($7,500 distributed to the following recipients)

  • Kristen Annunziata, Animal Science
  • Sarah Caldwell, Agribuiness Management
  • Benjamin Cashell, Animal Science
  • John Frantz, Animal Sciences
  • Amy Hinkle, Horticulture
  • Melissa Miller, Horticulture
  • Sharon Ng, Animal Science
  • Khanh Nguyen, Agroecology
  • Derek Pruyne, Turfgrass Science
  • Kayla White, Agriculture Business Management