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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.

March 23, 2017

Undergraduate students in the Community, Environment and Development capstone course are conducting a survey that will be helpful in the planning and curation of the Penn State Calorimeter.

March 16, 2017

The Ag Alumni Society invites spring graduates and their family and friends to the graduation brunch prior to commencement on Sunday, May 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Snider Ag Arena. Graduating seniors receive a complimentary ticket on behalf of the Ag Alumni Society.

February 27, 2017

Join us on April 28 for a one-day motor coach trip to the Mercer Museum, Fonthill Mansion, and the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in Doylestown, Pa.

January 19, 2017

The names of some agricultural colleges have changed over the years to reflect who they are and those they serve. Should ours?

January 12, 2017

Save-the-date: March 6 for the Big 10 Ag Alumni Reception in Washington, DC at the National Press Club. Registration coming soon.

January 11, 2017

Alumni of the College of Agricultural Sciences share their reasons for giving back to the college and tell us why, years after graduation, they're still enjoying the benefits of their college experience.

January 11, 2017

Josh Mulhollem, aquatic invasive species biologist and college alumnus, applies ecology and public outreach to control the spread of aquatic invasive species.

January 5, 2017

Katie is from Oley Valley majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Wildlife and Fisheries Science and will graduate this May. The Alumni Relations Intern position focuses on collaborating with the Ag Alumni Society to create and foster opportunities for alumni and students to engage, network and connect.

January 3, 2017

We are continually working to improve the magazine and bring you the most relevant and engaging stories possible. Your input helps guide us in that process. Please take a moment to tell us what you think about the magazine and share your ideas about what you would like to see on our pages. The survey has 12 questions and will only take a few minutes to complete. For the most recent issue of the magazine, visit: http://agsci.psu.edu/magazine

December 20, 2016

Dr. Alexis Barbarin a NSF Fellow at North Carolina State University specializes in entomology, molecular ecology, pesticide efficacy and human social network analysis. She earned a B.S. in biology from Xavier University of Louisiana, and an M.Ed. in Agricultural & Extension Education and Ph.D. in Entomology from Penn State.

December 2, 2016

Held on November 26, Ag Live raised more than $38,000 through sponsorships, a live auction and a silent auction. These funds benefit the Ag Alumni Society Trustee Endowed Student Scholarship.

December 2, 2016

Thank you for donating $8,380 to the Ag Alumni Society's Trustee Matching Student Scholarship Endowment on Giving Tuesday, November 29. You are providing valuable financial support to our future agriculture leaders.

December 2, 2016

The Ag Alumni Society Nominating Committee would like your input on potential candidates for board of director positions and committee member positions. If you or one of your fellow alumni would make a good board or committee member, please complete our two minute survey.

December 1, 2016

Nine College of Agricultural Sciences alumni and one friend of the college were inducted into the Armsby Honor Society at the annual dinner and ceremony held on Monday, November7 at the Nittany Lion Inn. The Society was created to honor alumni and friends who have demonstrated a commitment to the College of Agricultural Sciences, and to foster their continuing involvement with the college and its alumni.

December 1, 2016

Thank you 2016 Ag Live Tailgate Gold Sponsors for your generous support! Sponsor proceeds directly benefit the Ag Alumni Society Trustee Endowed Student Scholarship. Gold Sponsors include Bell & Evans, Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association, and Giorgio Foods Inc.

December 1, 2016

Four alumni were recognized for their achievements with the College Outstanding Alumni Award. Named Outstanding Alumni were David Dell of Indiana; Barry Flinchbaugh of Kansas; and Fred Metzger of State College, Pa. Joel Krall, of South Lebanon, Pa., was named Outstanding Recent Alumnus, an award that honors alumni who have graduated in the last 10 years.

November 11, 2016

College of Agricultural Sciences alumnus, Ted Katsigianis '75g, '79 Ph.D. Animal Sciences was recognized with the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Alumni Association. He is the vice president of agricultural sciences for The Biltmore Company.

Scott Harkcom '81, '96g Agron
November 2, 2016

Scott Harkcom, manager of the agronomy farm, the college's largest field research facility works more than 600 acres and manages the agronomic crops at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center

November 1, 2016

College of Agricultural Sciences alumni and students marched in the parade along side a six-horse hitch wagon, proudly holding signs for each department and handing out Celebrate Agriculture buttons and candy.

Ned Rauch-Mannino and his daughter, Alexandria (second from the left)
August 4, 2016

Ned Rauch-Mannino '10g Community and Economic Development, second from the left with his daughter, Alexandria, participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, Pa.