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.
Mark your calendar for Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 to Celebrate Agriculture at Penn State! On Oct. 7, watch for the College of Agricultural Sciences in the Homecoming Parade and join us on Oct. 8 to Celebrate Agriculture before, during, and after the game. Stay tuned for more information on discounted football tickets, t-shirt orders, and agriculture activities.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us how you advocate for agriculture.
On June 25, 2016, meet 2001 College of Ag Sciences alumna and zookeeper, Wendy Lenhart, 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, Wendy's presentation, and all day access to the zoo.
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.
For much of winter break and the beginning of the spring semester, the Berkey Creamery retail store will be closed for major renovations to make shopping in the store a smoother and more enjoyable experience. Customers still can buy creamery ice cream, cheese and other products via the creamery's website at creamery.psu.edu.
Held on November 21, 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.
The Alumni Album is found on page 35 of the Fall/Winter 2015 Penn State Ag Science magazine. See what some of our alumni are up to and where they are in the world.
Paul J. Clifford has been named chief executive officer of the Penn State Alumni Association and associate vice president for alumni relations for the University. He is the Alumni Association’s 11th chief executive in its 145-year history.
Five alumni were inducted into the Armsby Honor Society at the annual dinner and ceremony held on October 26 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.
Four alumni were recognized for their achievements with the College Outstanding Alumni Award. Named Outstanding Alumni were David C. Ferree, of Centre Hall; Robert D. Heilman, of Henrico, Virginia; and Kenton D. Rexford, of Glenshaw. Beth Panko Briczinski, of Annandale, Virginia, was named Outstanding Recent Alumna, an award that honors alumni who have graduated in the last 10 years.