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Penn State Ag Alumni Society News

The Ag Alumni Society's mission is to connect, serve, and recognize alumni, students, and faculty by fostering relationships, commitment, and pride that characterizes our College. The society plays a vital role in supporting the college, students, and alumni programming. Alumni who graduated from the College of Agricultural Sciences become members of the Ag Alumni Society automatically by joining the Penn State Alumni Association.

PHOTO: CARDONI
October 18, 2017

Wayne Martenas '74 Ag Eng, a very active volunteer leader and philanthropic supporter of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Penn State Extension, along with his wife, Marian McKeegan Martenas, have pledged $250,000 in current and future gifts through their estate, to be divided among a new endowment, an existing endowment, a new building and an existing scholarship fund.

October 4, 2017

Penn State Athletics is teaming up with the Ag Alumni Society to offer alumni and friends discounted football tickets on November 18 following the Ag Live Tailgate. To purchase tickets today, print the form and email to amt58@psu.edu or call Anthony Tate with Penn State Athletics at 814-865-5996.

http://agsci.psu.edu/alumni/photos/celebrate-agriculture-day
October 3, 2017

College of Agricultural Sciences alumni and friends, including many from 4H, kicked-off the Penn State vs. Indiana Celebrate Agriculture Day by holding the American Flag during the singing of the National Anthem.

October 3, 2017

Alumni and industry professionals shared valuable knowledge and expert advice on resume building and networking. The goal of the Ag Alumni Society hosted Career Workshop is to prepare students for Career Day. Students had the opportunity to attend a Resume Review Session, a presentation titled "The Art of Networking", and a heavy hors d'oeuvres Networking Reception.

September 27, 2017

Tailgate with us prior to Penn State crushing Nebraska at the Ag Live Tailgate and join us for food, fun, and fellowship. Activities include a live and silent auction, photo booth with Penn State props, and the Nittany Lion! This year we will celebrate the Ag Alumni Society's 50th anniversary with a limited-edition Berkey Creamery Ice Cream flavor created just for the Society's anniversary.

September 8, 2017

As a culture we obsess about food – is this ingredient toxic? Is this diet going to make me young and beautiful? Is this new supplement going to stop me getting sick? Join Dr. John Coupland on September 30 for this Huddle with the Faculty speaker series presented by the Penn State Alumni Association prior to home football games.

Ag Alumni Society Presidents
September 1, 2017

The Alumni Society’s mission in 2017 is as up-to-date and meaningful today as it was when the society was created 50 years ago in 1967 under the leadership of Dean Russell Larson. The Ag Alumni Society has more than 31,000 living alumni worldwide, many of these alumni have volunteered their time and talents to create a vibrant alumni society that builds and sustains lifelong relationships between alumni and our College.

August 31, 2017

The Ag Alumni Society offers 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 students for today’s competitive job market. Guidelines and application process.

Presidents from 1967-2017
July 13, 2017

As the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society celebrates 50 years, the current board of directors would like to thank the Presidents of the society for their leadership. From 1967 to 2017, the society has been led by 30 dedicated and committed alumni volunteers.

July 12, 2017

Discounted tickets are available for the 3rd annual Celebrate Agriculture Day at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, September 30th, when Penn State takes on the Indiana Hoosiers.

July 12, 2017

Five alumni began their terms on the Ag Alumni Society Board of Directors on July 1, 2017. They were elected by members of the Ag Alumni Society for a three-year term ending on June 30, 2020. Congratulations to Lisa Rankin Kirby, Chad Cash, Caleb Wright, Laurel Paxton Rush and Ken Kane.

July 11, 2017

Pennsylvania state Sen. Judith L. Schwank, D-11th District, will receive the 12th annual Friend of Penn State Legislative Award for the significant role she has played in the continued improvement of Penn State.

June 30, 2017

Celebrate 50-years of the Ag Alumni Society at the Ag Progress Days alumni and friends appreciation Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, August 15 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Join us for the unveiling of the Society's 50th anniversary Berkey Creamery Ice Cream flavor created exclusively for the Society!

June 1, 2017

Members of the Ag Alumni Society are invited to vote in the Society's annual board of director's election. Ballots must be cast by June 30th.

May 25, 2017

Celebrate 50-years of the Ag Alumni Society at the Ag Progress Days alumni appreciation Ice Cream Social with a special, one-of-a-kind Berkey Creamery Ice Cream flavor. Mark your calendars to attend the social on Tuesday, August 15 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Red Barn Addition during Ag Progress Days at Rock Springs.

May 24, 2017

In Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, one animal science major was able to leverage academics, scholarship and internship programs as well as her alumni network to prepare for a career in dairy cattle genetics.

May 23, 2017

A resident of Warriors Mark, Pennsylvania, Hayes is a former secretary of agriculture for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a retired state representative. He earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural science and industry in 1964 from the College of Agricultural Sciences and his master’s degree in earth sciences in 1965 from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor presented by the University to its alumni.

May 23, 2017

Alumni interested in starting a Penn State Equine Program Alumni Group started a facebook page collecting over 250 followers and held their first meeting at the Penn State Quarter Horse Sale on April 29, 2017. They also raised $1,600 for the Ward Studebaker Endowment in 10 days that was presented at the sale.

May 19, 2017

Jimmy Frisbie, an Immunology and Infectious Diseases major with a minor in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from Waynesboro, Virginia is the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Senior Award which is sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society and the Coaly Society. This award honors the senior who best balances outstanding academics, extracurricular activities, work experience and communication skills.

The Nittany Lion, Ms. Tarrah Geszvain, and Dean Rich Roush
May 19, 2017

Tarrah Geszvain, advising coordinator for the Plant Science and Landscape Contracting majors in the Department of Plant Sciences, is the recipient of the college's 2017 Excellence in Academic Advising Award.