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.
Kick-off for the Penn State vs. Michigan State football game has been set for 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 29. The tailgate begins at noon. Remember to bring your Tackle Hunger food drive donations which support the Penn State Lion's Pantry.
Check-out the great items available in the live auction at the Ag Live Tailgate to be held on November 29. Proceeds from the live auction directly benefit the newly created Ag Alumni Society Trustee Endowed Scholarship.
Unable to attend Ag Live Tailgate on November 29 but interested in bidding on a live auction item? Now you have a unique opportunity to pre-bid. Pre-bids will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 21.
College of Ag Sciences Fall graduates and guests are invited to a complimentary reception immediately following commencement. Celebrate graduation and share memories of good times and plans for the future with your parents, families, friends, college faculty, administrators and alumni.
Bring your donations to Ag Live on November 29 and help us Tackle Hunger at Ag Live by packing the Penn State Puller's tractor. Our goal is to collect 500 pounds of donated items. All Tackle Hunger food donations benefit Penn State's Lion's Pantry.
Tailgate and ticket packages are available for the Michigan State game on November 29, 2014. Sit in great seats with College of Ag Sciences alumni and friends. Tickets are limited so register now, ticket availability cannot be guaranteed after Friday, November 14.
More than 130 industry, government employers and higher education institutions from across the country participated in the College of Ag Sciences Career Day on October 21, 2014 bringing over 250 representatives to meet and interview students for internships and full-time employment positions. Almost 44% of those employer representatives were Penn State College of Ag Sciences alumni.
The Outstanding Alumni Awards recognize alumni for their achievements and provide opportunities for recipients to interact with the college's faculty, students and other alumni. Named Outstanding Alumni were N. Alan Bair, Siree Chaiseri, and Calvin Ernst. Justin Runyon was named Outstanding Recent Alumnus, an award that honors alumni who have graduated in the last 10 years.
Thank you Ag Live sponsors! Your generous support will help us raise funds for the newly created $100,000 Ag Alumni Society Trustee Endowed Scholarship. A special thank you to our GOLD sponsors: Alltech, Bell & Evans and Giorgio.
Gary Schroeder has two degrees from Penn State, '78 Plant Science and '80 M.S. Plant Pathology, as well as strong family ties to the University. His father, Dr. Morris Schroeder, was a long time professor in Ag & Bio Engineering who embraced the meaning of extension and can be seen at a dedication in his honor at the Pasto Agricultural Museum.
Director of Shipping/Production Planner for Bell and Evans Poultry stopped by Animal Science 290W to talk about his experience at Penn State and how that lead him to his career today.
If you are, we want to know about it! Our alumni are great and often come back to visit our campuses across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Before your next visit be sure to check out our Alumni Visit Form so we can be sure to document your time here!
Emily Yeiser visited Animal Science 290W to talk about her journey through Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences and beyond!
Bell & Evans has joined the Ag Live Tailgate as a GOLD Sponsor helping raise funds for the Alumni Society's Trustee Endowed Scholarship. Ag Live will be held 3.5 hours prior to the Penn State vs. Michigan State football game on November 29.
Accomplished alumni and leaders in the agriculture industry will share valuable knowledge, offer expert advice and answer questions at the Ag Alumni Society hosted Mentoring Workshop held two week prior to Ag Career Day.
Ag Career Day, sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences, isn't just for current students. It's for alumni of the college, too. At the event, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Bryce Jordan Center, alumni and students of the college can meet with 200 or so representatives from more than 100 industry employers and higher education institutions from across the country.
Join hundreds of Ag Alumni and friends at Ag Live on November 29 prior to the Penn State vs. Michigan State football game for food, fun and fellowship!
Please join us for a reception to welcome Dean Richard Roush to the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences on October 15 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at The Penn Stater and hear his vision for our college. The Ag Alumni Society and Ag Council are sponsoring the reception to ensure we give Dean Roush a warm welcome and to introduce him to the college and Pennsylvania agriculture.
The "Seasons of Horticulture" will be the theme of the 101st annual Penn State Horticulture Show, Sept. 27-28. Presented by students in the College of Agricultural Sciences, the free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday in the Snider Agricultural Arena.
Dr. Steven Leath '79 will be recognized along with twenty Penn State alumni on Oct. 8 for their outstanding professional accomplishments and given the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Penn State Alumni Association. Dr. Leath is the president of Iowa State University.