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.
On June 25, 2016, meet 1984 College of Ag Sciences alumna and Philadelphia Zoo Nutrition Program Director, Barbara Toddes, to learn about red kangaroos and animal care in zoo settings. The Penn State Day Zoo registration includes breakfast at the Peacock Pavilion, playing with animals at the Zoo on Wheels, face painting, Barbara's presentation, and all day access to the zoo.
In 2014, the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society pledged $100,000 to create a new endowment in support of student scholarships. Now, the society is doubling down to enhance that fund by another $100,000 and help more students with their educational expenses.
On May 8, more than 550 attendees celebrated the 2016 College of Agricultural Sciences graduates prior to commencement at a luncheon held at the Penn Stater. The luncheon, hosted by the Ag Alumni Society, welcomed graduates into the alumni society family with a one-year complimentary membership.
Cara Boothroyd, a native of Endwell, New York, has been named 2016 Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences Outstanding Senior by the Ag Alumni Society. She was also chosen as the student marshal for the college's spring commencement ceremony, which took place at 3:30 p.m., on May 8, at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus.
Daniel Foster, assistant professor of agricultural and extension education in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, is the recipient of the college's 2016 Excellence in Academic Advising Award.
The Ag Alumni Society invites alumni, industry partners and friends of the college to help provide students with gift bags during finals week. This is a fun way to provide students with a diversion from the grind and pressures of finals and a fantastic way to promote companies and products to students.
On April 23, 30 ag alumni and friends embarked on a one-day motor coach trip sponsored by the Ag Alumni Society and the Pasto Agricultural Museum. Taking a step back in time they visited an authentic crossroads village of historic buildings with costumed guide interpretation, a vast collection of historic agricultural equipment and traditions using historic breeds of animals and crops authentic to the period.
The Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences and Penn State Athletics have announced its 2nd Annual Celebrate Agriculture with Penn State Football on Homecoming Saturday, October 8th. Order your tickets before July 1st to be entered into a drawing to hold the American flag over the north end zone on the field during the National Anthem - 30 spots will be selected at random.
Graduates, come celebrate at a luncheon in your honor! The College of Agricultural Sciences and the Ag Alumni Society invite you and your guests to a special graduation luncheon prior to commencement on May 8, 2016 from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. at the Penn Stater Hotel. Register early, this event reaches maximum capacity quickly.
Join us on a one-day motor coach trip sponsored by the Ag Alumni Society and the Pasto Agricultural Museum. Step back in time to this authentic crossroads village of historic buildings with costumed guide interpretation, a vast collection of historic agricultural equipment, and ongoing farming based on 1700's and 1800's practices and traditions, using historic breeds of animals and crops authentic to the period.
The Society is looking for active alumni volunteers to join a committee. Giving back to your Alma Mater can mean a variety of things -- speaking in a class, engaging alumni or collaborating with board members to plan alumni and student events. Our annual committee meeting is April 30, 2016 and includes a working lunch.
Amy Shollenberger, '09 Animal Science alumna, volunteered at her Alma Mater, Souderton Area High School, speaking to science classes about 4-H, Extension and careers in agriculture. Email email@example.com and tell us how you advocate for agriculture.
The Penn State Alumni Association released an update of its national survey of alumni — the fifth such survey commissioned since 2012 — which shows a steady increase in core metrics including pride in and connection to Penn State.
We invite alumni, industry partners, and friends of the college to help us provide students with gift bags during finals week. This is a fun way to provide students with a diversion from the grind and pressures of finals and a fantastic way to promote your company and products to students.
John-Claude Lacroix said his major and experiences in the College of Agricultural Sciences gave him a great starting point for his success as a food scientist.
Save-the-date for an alumni event at the Biltmore in Asheville, NC on June 18-19, 2016. This event is in the planning stage and more information including registration will be available soon.
Congratulations on your recent graduation and welcome to the alumni ranks. The Ag Alumni Society is here to help you move forward as an alumnus of the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences and help you stay connected with fellow alumni and your alma mater!
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. Join us for a special event at the National Press Club on Tuesday, March 7 and visit with the Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, Dr. Rick Roush and fellow alumni.
Jody Kull '01 AnBio, Montour County's only mobile veterinarian covers eight counties where she performs routine herd health and reproductive checks, treats sick animals, and performs surgeries on cows, sheep, goats, llama, alpaca, pigs, deer, and elk.
If you've missed out on the many activities celebrating the Penn State Berkey Creamery's 150th anniversary in 2015, you'll have another chance to participate in "birthday" festivities at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, which takes place Jan. 9-16 in Harrisburg.