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.
Join us on April 11 for the inaugural Ag & History Tour, a one-day motor coach trip. We will visit the National Museum of the American Coverlet and the Somerset Historical Center followed by a candlelit dinner at the historic Jean Bonnet Tavern. Registration extended to April 3.
We are looking for alumni volunteers. Giving back to your Alma Mater can mean a variety of things to each alumni -- speaking in a class, engaging alumni or collaborating with board members to plan alumni and student events. The next committee meeting is scheduled for April 25, 2015 and includes a working lunch.
The College of Agricultural Sciences and the Ag Alumni Society invite graduating students and their guests to a special graduation social prior to commencement on Sunday, May 10th, 2015. The ice cream social, provides new graduates, parents, families, friends, College faculty and alumni the opportunity to share memories of good times and plans for the future.
Olivia Francois, Graduate Assistant for Recruitment along with two undergraduate students, Alyssa Maxwell and Molly Cashman attended the Big Ten Ag Alumni Reception and participated in meetings with the Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching (CARET). CARET is a national grassroots organization that is a part of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). They also had a unique opportunity to network with alumni in Washington, D.C.
Javier Moreno, 2007 Ag and Extension Education is one of 12 prominent alumni, 35 years of age and younger to be recognized with the Alumni Achievement Award by the Penn State Alumni Association. He is manager of external affairs and communications for Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Alyssa Maxwell, Alumni Relations Intern and junior majoring in Animal Science is spending spring break in Costa Rica learning about Rural Development. Check out the class blog and see what the students are learning in Community Environment and Development 499.
More than 200 ag alumni from Big Ten schools gathered in Washington, D.C., on March 3 at the National Press Club. For the fifth consecutive year, alumni and deans came together to network and advocate for funding of land-grant institutions.
Mathew Gardner '09 Immunology and Infectious Disease, is part of a team that has engineered a new molecule they say can block infection with the virus that causes AIDS.
The Ag Alumni Society annually offers awards to undergraduate students who have participated in a credit or non-credit internship. The deadline to submit applications is September 11 by 5:00 pm.
Roger L. Williams, executive director of the Penn State Alumni Association since 2003 and associate vice president of the University for alumni relations, has announced his retirement, effective June 30.
The Ag Alumni Society and the Ag Council co-sponsored an alumni reception and open forum to visit with the new Dean of the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, Dr. Rick Roush on February 4, 2015 in Gettysburg. Over 100 alumni and friends spent an enjoyable evening full of conversation and catching up.
Join us on the first Ag & History Tour to the National Museum of the American Coverlet and the Somerset Historical Center followed by a candlelit dinner at the historic Jean Bonnet Tavern.
Hunter Stauffer a 2012 graduate is a Procurement Forester with St. Marys Lumber Company. He is a professional forester and is challenged with managing renewable forest resources and landscapes to improve the quality of our environment in our ever-changing society. Learn more about Hunter and his career.
View photos from the Fall Graduation Reception hosted by the Ag Alumni Society held in the Bryce Jordan Center following commencement on December 20.
In the spirit of institutional cooperation, the Big Ten schools with agricultural programs are once again gathering our alumni and friends in the Washington, D.C. area for a special event at the National Press Club on Tuesday, March 3.
The Ag Alumni Society and Ag Council are hosting a complimentary reception and open forum to visit with the new Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, Dr. Rick Roush on Wednesday, February 4 at The Lodges at Gettysburg.
On behalf of the Ag Alumni Society, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season. The University and the College of Agricultural Sciences will be closed for the holiday starting on Wednesday, December 24 through Thursday, January 1.
Check-out the Ag Alumni Society photo gallery to see what we've been up to! You are sure to see fellow classmates and friends.
Held on November 29, Ag Live surpasses fundraising goal for the eight consecutive year raising more than $42,000 through sponsorships, a live auction and a silent auction. These funds will directly benefit the newly created Ag Alumni Society Trustee Endowed Scholarship.
The Creamery website is undergoing some major renovations, and we need to hear from alumni about your Creamery memories and hopes for the future.