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2011

Happy Holidays
December 22, 2011
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 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3.
Tackle Hunger Food Drive
December 16, 2011
Sponsored by the Ag Alumni Society, the first-ever Tackle Hunger Food Drive was held on November 12 at the Ag Live tailgate. Thanks to the generous support of dozens of alumni and friends, almost 500 items were donated to the State College Area Food Bank.
Eleven New Members Inducted into the Armsby Honor Society
December 15, 2011
With the induction of eleven alums, membership in the Armsby Honor Society surpasses 200. The Society was created to honor our alumni and friends who have demonstrated a commitment to the College of Agricultural Sciences and to foster their continued involvement in the college and the Alumni Society.
Check out the history section of the page!
December 13, 2011
The Alumni page now has a history section, which offers interesting pieces of information pertaining to the College of Agricultural Sciences!
Ag Live Surpasses Fundraising Goal
November 30, 2011
Held on November 12, the Ag Live alumni tailgate raised more than $25,000 exceeding the fundraising goal by more than $5,000. Proceeds directly benefit the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society's student scholarships, internship awards, and other student and alumni programs.
Alumni Honored with Outstanding Alumni Award
November 30, 2011
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has honored seven of its graduates with 2011 Outstanding Alumni Awards. The awards recognize alumni for their achievements and provide opportunities for recipients to interact with the college's faculty, students and other alumni.
Alumni Society Recognizes Students
November 22, 2011
Almost 600 donors and scholarship recipients attended the annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet held on October 6, 2011. The College awarded over 1.7 million to 678 students. The Ag Alumni Society awarded over $19,000 to deserving students through the internship award and society scholarship.
Announcing the 2011 Ag Sciences Fall Apparel Sale
November 4, 2011
Add some Ag Sciences blue and white to your wardrobe! The college United Way Committee is sponsoring an Ag Sciences Apparel Sale in support of Centre County United Way. The sale continues through November 17, and delivery is scheduled for December 7. Please use the flyer (linked below) to select and order college imprinted sportswear, T-shirts, polos, hats, and more.
Penn State Dairy Science Club on YouTube
October 26, 2011
Watch students and alumni talk about the Penn State Dairy Science Club. True testiments of what makes the club so special. The video is circulating on facebook and is getting hundreds of hits.
Ag Live Sponsors
October 19, 2011
Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support of Ag Live. Their support of Ag Live will help us increase the Ag Alumni Society's scholarships, internship awards, and other student and alumni programs.
How can you bid on a Joe Paterno autograph football?
October 17, 2011
Come to Ag Live on November 12 and bid on dozens of amazing items in the live auction and the silent auction, including a Joe Paterno autographed football! Ag Live is an alumni and friends tailgate sponsored by the Ag Alumni Society. Proceeds from the live auction and the silent auction benefit the Alumni Society's student scholarships, internship awards, and other student and alumni programs.
98th Annual Penn State Horticulture Show
October 11, 2011
The 98th annual Horticulture Show will take place this weekend, October 15 & 16, from 9:00am-6:00pm at the Snider Agriculture Arena. Students in the Horticulture Club will transform the livestock show arena into a beautiful landscape, themed "Relaxation and Meditation in the Landscape."
Intern speaks out
October 10, 2011
Ag Alumni Society intern, Orry Pratt a senior in Animal Sciences recently spoke out in the Daily Collegian as an advocate for agriculture. Orry wrote a letter to the Collegian responding to an opinion letter from a fellow University student that he titled "Distinguishing fact vs. myth."
Nittany Lion Club Golf Tournament
September 23, 2011
Three College of Agricultural Sciences alumni participated with dozens of alumni, Penn State coaches, and student-athletes at the Nittany Lion Golf Tournament held at University Park on July 15. Steve Main '92 Poultry Technology and Management, Brian Kreider '97 Dairy and Animal Science, and Matt Molnar '04 Animal Sciences joined Drew Astornino, Derek Day, Michael Mauti, Joe Suhey, Russ Rose, Ron Vanderlinden, and Tim Curley at the inaugural Nittany Lion Club Golf Tournament and BBQ.
What do these places have in common?
September 23, 2011
American Chestnut Foundation, Lancaster Fine Foods, Department of Environmental Protection, Zawadi Fund International, Longwood Gardens, Rich Products Corporation, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, National Wildlife Federation, Butterball, LLC., and the Center for Dairy Excellence.
Update on the AG Futures Process
July 26, 2011
The AG Futures Process is designed to develop and implement a new business model for the college and address budget strategies in order to emerge as a stronger, more agile college well positioned to address the future. This process builds on the college strategic plan, which informs decision making and resource allocation.
Dean McPheron Visits Wilkes-Barre
June 25, 2011
Dr. Bruce A. McPheron, Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences met with alumni and friends of the college at a reception in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Penn State Creamery Milk Bottle Collection
June 25, 2011
Located in the lobby of the Food Science Building, this is the most complete set of Penn State Creamery milk bottles. The collection dates back to 1904 and was donated by Darwin Braund '56 Dairy Science.
Welcoming New Graduates Into the Alumni Family
June 25, 2011
On May 14, 2011 almost 400 College of Agricultural Sciences students graduated and were welcomed into the alumni family by Ag Alumni Society President, Carrie Bomgardner '97 Dairy & Animial Science, '01 MBA Business.
Parents Of Graduates Comment On Graduation Brunch
June 25, 2011
"We thoroughly enjoyed the graduation ceremony and the brunch! What a lovely time to bring family and friends together along with faculty members and alumni to celebrate the recent graduates. We will never forget it. What a memorable event. Thanks so much!" -- The Fairbairn Family
2011 Traditional Reunion Weekend
June 25, 2011
Dean McPheron and Senior Associate Dean Christ spoke with more than 60 alumni and friends of the college today at an open house for reunion attendees.
Food Science Alumna wins University Award
June 25, 2011
Vivian Chang '01g, national accounts division manager for food safety and quality assurance with Tyson Foods was recently honored with the Penn State Alumni Achievement Award.
Passionate Forester and life-long Ag Supporter, Joseph E. Ibberson dies at 94
June 24, 2011
The College of Agricultural Sciences Development Office sadly announces the passing of Penn State Alumnus, Philanthropist, and friend, Joseph E. Ibberson. His love for the College of Agricultural Sciences began at the Mount Alto campus and spanned his 94 years of life.
Calkins Creamery providing much-needed support to Ag Live
June 24, 2011
For a second year, Calkins Creamery is supporting the College and our students as a White Donor at Ag Live 2011. Ag Live will be held on November 12, 2011 prior to the Penn State vs. Nebraska football game.
Penn State Alumni Association Alumni Group Conference
June 24, 2011
Are you a seasoned group leader looking for new ideas? Are you a new board member with lots of enthusiasm and questions? Are you an admissions volunteer looking for the latest University update and an opportunity to network with affiliate groups in your area? Are you a member of a chapter looking to take your involvement to the next level?
The third webinar in the APG Webinar Series presented
June 23, 2011
The Alumni Society presented the 3rd webinar in our webinar series on April 29. Jerry Rundle from the Food Industry Group gave a presentation on their Industry Day Program for current students and talked about successful industry, alumni, and student interaction.
Leslie N. Firth Named 2010 Outstanding Alumni Council Member
June 23, 2011
Leslie N. Firth, former senior extension agent and director of cooperative extension in Mercer County, is the recipient of the 2010 Penn State Alumni Association Outstanding Alumni Council Member Award. Firth received a bachelor's degree in animal husbandry in 1958, a bachelor's and a master's degree in agricultural economics, all from Penn State.
Engaging Industry, Alumni, and Students
June 23, 2011
The Alumni Society will be presenting the 3rd webinar in our webinar series on April 29 at 10:00 am.
Graduate Intern Opportunity
June 23, 2011
The forthcoming expansion of AccuWeather.com's web and mobile services to gardeners, landscapers and farmers has created an exciting internship opportunity.
Join the Society
June 23, 2011
We invite you to become a significant part of the Ag Alumni Society tradition by joining the Penn State Alumni Association (PSAA.)
Giving to the College
June 23, 2011
Alumni, friends, and corporate partners have made investments in the College of Agricultural Sciences giving us one of the largest and most successful scholarship programs at the University.
Connect with Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at Penn State
April 5, 2011
Connect with Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (VBS) students and fellow alumni on Facebook.
City Lights "The Naked Truth: Why Humans Have No Fur"
April 3, 2011
Penn State's alumni and faculty are featured in City Lights programs, a series of cultural and educational events sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association in cooperation with Penn State's colleges and alumni groups. Dr. Nina Jablonski describes how and when we evolved into hairlessness and how we have compensated for the absence of insulating, protective, and socially expressive fur.
Spring Mentoring Program Another Success
March 25, 2011
On January 24, we hosted our second mentoring workshop of the year. The event welcomed 10 alumni and 25 students. This event focused more on grad school interviews as opposed to resume reviews and cover letter conversations. The students came from a variety of majors, with the most coming from Animal Sciences. Thank you to all who made the event a success! The next workshop will be held on Monday, September 26, 2011 from 12:00-5:00 p.m. in 118 ASI. If you are interested in being a part of the event, please contact either Sarah Peterson or Naomi Knaub.
Job Posting of the Month
March 16, 2011
Greetings, Alumni! Cathy McGinnis, the new Coordinator of Experiential Learning & Career Initiative person in the College of Agricultural Sciences, has begun receiving job postings looking for people with more experience. Below is this month's job posting. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact the name below!
Mark Your Calendars!
March 2, 2011
Mark you calendar for these important dates. For more information and to register for these events, go to agsci.psu.edu/alumni or call the Alumni Relations Office at 814-865-2717.
Ag Alumni Honored with University Awards
February 28, 2011
Two College of Agricultural Sciences alumni honored with University Awards, Vivian Chang and John Gearhart.
2011 Mentoring Workshop
February 27, 2011
On January 24, ten College of Agricultural Sciences alumni spent several hours meeting with students to talk about life after graduation. Students asked about career paths, professional fields, internships and much more. Interested in learning more about becoming a mentor? Contact the alumni relations office at <a href="mailto:agalumni@psu.edu">agalumni@psu.edu</a> or 814-865-2717.
Check out the newest Ag Science Magazine to see a familiar face
February 26, 2011
Ag Alumni Society President, Carrie Bomgardner '97 Dairy and Animal Science, '01g Bus , tells us why she wanted to be president of the Alumni Society and shares a little bit of her family history in the Winter/Spring 2011 issue.
Big Ten Ag Alumni Dessert Reception in Washington, D.C.
February 12, 2011
Dean McPheron, College of Agricultural Sciences, invites you to a Big Ten Ag Alumni dessert reception on February 28, 2011 in Washington, D.C.