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.
College of Agricultural Sciences alumnus, Dr. Theodore Katsigianis '75g, '79g, vice president of Agricultural sciences for The Biltmore Company along with 23 Penn State alumni will be recognized on October 26 by the Penn State Alumni Association with the Alumni Fellow Award.
Promote your company to thousands of Ag Alumni with an Ag Live sponsorship or auction donation and provide much-needed support to College of Ag Sciences students. Sponsorships and auction donations benefit the Ag Alumni Society Endowed Trustee Student Scholarship.
Join us on November 26 at the Snider Ag Arena 3.5 hours prior to kick-off for a live and silent auction, fun in the photo booth with Penn State props, celebrate with the Pep Band and Penn State Cheerleaders, and get your photo with the Nittany Lion!
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.
Sponsored by the Food Science Club, the Food Industry Group (FIG), and the Department, the tailgate is a fun event held prior to the October 1 game against Minnesota. It's a great opportunity to reconnect with alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students while learning what’s new on campus and in the department. Tailgate proceeds support the Food Science Club. Register today!
January 13-22, the Penn State Extension Dairy Team is hosting an agricultural tour of Costa Rica, known in Latin America for its famous coffee, strong dairy sector, pineapples and bananas. On this tour, you will enjoy the food and local culture of Costa Rica, and participate in discussions with agribusiness professionals while touring the dairy and agricultural regions of the country.
The average person moves every five years and changes jobs every five years or less. Near or far, please let us know where you are and what you are doing. Recent graduates, this is important for you too! Your psu.edu emails will be expiring soon and we won't be able to connect with you unless you send us your new emails.
Penn State's Berkey Creamery will celebrate National Ice Cream Day, which falls on Sunday, July 17 — the last day of this year's Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts — held annually in downtown State College and on the University Park campus.
The next issue of the Penn State Ag Science magazine is in production and we're looking for pictures for the Ag Alumni Album. Send us a picture of you at work, on vacation, your new baby -- anything else you would like to share -- we would like to see it. Send your high resolution digital images and caption information to the Alumni Relations Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Five alumni began their three-year term on the Ag Alumni Society Board of Directors on July 1, 2016. Congratulations to Andy Hirneisen, Kristina McAllister, Matt Owens, Dave Packard and Eric Cowden (automatically re-elected to fulfill his term as president).
Penn State Alumni Association CEO Paul Clifford speaks to the power of the Penn State alumni network, the immense networking possibilities and the personal connections Penn Staters share with each other and their alma mater.
The College of Agricultural Sciences and Penn State Athletics are teaming up for the second Celebrate Agriculture Day at the homecoming football game on October 8, 2016. Show your pride in Penn State's agricultural heritage by getting your Celebrate Agriculture Homecoming 2016 t-shirt.
Stop by and enjoy delicious Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream with the Ag Alumni Society and visit with Dean Roush on Tuesday, August 16 while you are at Ag Progress Days!
Anthony J. Gilbert, an agricultural attaché for the Foreign Agricultural Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the ‘95 Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology grad helps to spread U.S. land-grant university knowledge and serve the best interests of U.S. agriculture overseas.
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.