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.

Ag Alumni Society Board of Directors Election
June 9, 2015
Ballots for the Ag Alumni Society Board of Directors election must be postmarked by June 30, 2015. Only members of the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society are eligible to vote. Ballots were mailed to members in their Spring/Summer 2015 Penn State AgScience Magazine.
Honoree thanks the College of Ag Sciences and FFA in his acceptance speech for alumni award
June 9, 2015
Javier Moreno '07 AEE was recognized with the Alumni Achievement Award in March. This is the highest honor presented to alumni 35 years of age or younger for their extraordinary professional accomplishments. See Javier's acceptance speech and photos from the award activities.
Creamery Offers the Scoop on 150th Birthday Celebration
May 19, 2015
The Penn State Berkey Creamery is celebrating 150 years of service and will kick off anniversary festivities Sunday, May 24. Memorial Day weekend will mark the launch of a social media contest, allowing fans to select the Creamery’s special anniversary flavor, as well as the unveiling of designs celebrating the sweet occasion.
Career Opportunity with Pneu-Dart
May 19, 2015
Pneu-Dart is searching for experienced Ag Alumni to work closely with current channel partners, educational institutions, government agencies and industry associations to thoroughly educate them regarding the benefits and value of Pneu-Dart's products and solutions they provide to the cattle industry.
2015 Spring Graduation Social Photos
May 11, 2015
See some great photos of soon-to-be graduates with family, friends, and Dean Roush from the Spring Graduation Social hosted by the Ag Alumni Society held prior to Commencement on May 10, 2015.
Amy Kraus named the College of Ag Sciences 2015 Outstanding Senior
May 8, 2015
Amy Kraus, an animal science major from Aliquippa, Pa. has been recognized with the 2015 Outstanding Senior Award. This award, sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society and the Coaly Society, honors the senior who best balances outstanding academics, extracurricular activities, work experience and communication skills.
Outstanding Students Recognized in Turfgrass Management and Forest Technology
May 8, 2015
The Ag Alumni Society recognized Morgan Robins with the Outstanding Golf Course Turfgrass Management Student Award, a two-year professional certificate program, and Aaron Lewis with the Outstanding Forest Technology Student Award, a two-year academic major offered at Penn State Mont Alto.
Penn State Coaches Caravan
April 21, 2015
Reserve your spot on the Coaches Caravan today -- space is limited! Meet Penn State head football coach James Franklin, Athletic Director Sandy Barbour and other Penn State head coaches this May when the Coaches Caravan travels throughout Pennsylvania and the Northeast.
Senior Send-Off to be held on April 23, 2015
April 20, 2015
Graduating seniors, you are invited to a University-wide senior send-off on Thursday, April 23 at the Hintz Family Alumni Center from 1-5pm for food, live entertainment, activities, and to celebrate your accomplishments. Visit the Ag Alumni Society display table for your complimentary gift and to learn about the alumni society.
Ag & History Tour Photos
April 15, 2015
View photos from the first Ag & History Tour held on April 11. A one-day motor coach trip to the National Museum of the American Coverlet, the Somerset Historical Center, and the Jean Bonnet Tavern hosted by the Ag Alumni Society and the Pasto Agricultural Museum.
Get involved and join a committee!
March 13, 2015
We are looking for alumni volunteers. Giving back to your Alma Mater can mean a variety of things to each alumni -- speaking in a class, engaging alumni or collaborating with board members to plan alumni and student events. The next committee meeting is scheduled for April 25, 2015 and includes a working lunch.
Students Network with Alumni in Washington, D.C.
March 13, 2015
Olivia Francois, Graduate Assistant for Recruitment along with two undergraduate students, Alyssa Maxwell and Molly Cashman attended the Big Ten Ag Alumni Reception and participated in meetings with the Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching (CARET). CARET is a national grassroots organization that is a part of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). They also had a unique opportunity to network with alumni in Washington, D.C.
Young Alumnus to be Recognized with University Award
March 12, 2015
Javier Moreno, 2007 Ag and Extension Education is one of 12 prominent alumni, 35 years of age and younger to be recognized with the Alumni Achievement Award by the Penn State Alumni Association. He is manager of external affairs and communications for Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Alumni Relations Intern in Costa Rica
March 10, 2015
Alyssa Maxwell, Alumni Relations Intern and junior majoring in Animal Science is spending spring break in Costa Rica learning about Rural Development. Check out the class blog and see what the students are learning in Community Environment and Development 499.
2015 Big Ten Ag Alumni Reception Photo Gallery
March 6, 2015
More than 200 ag alumni from Big Ten schools gathered in Washington, D.C., on March 3 at the National Press Club. For the fifth consecutive year, alumni and deans came together to network and advocate for funding of land-grant institutions.
Recent Alumnus Plays A Key Role In Fight Against HIV
February 19, 2015
Mathew Gardner '09 Immunology and Infectious Disease, is part of a team that has engineered a new molecule they say can block infection with the virus that causes AIDS.
Internship Application Process
February 17, 2015
The Ag Alumni Society annually offers awards to undergraduate students who have participated in a credit or non-credit internship. The deadline to submit applications is September 11 by 5:00 pm.
Penn State Alumni Association Executive Director Announces Retirement
February 6, 2015
Roger L. Williams, executive director of the Penn State Alumni Association since 2003 and associate vice president of the University for alumni relations, has announced his retirement, effective June 30.
Photo Gallery from the Alumni Reception in Gettysburg on February 4, 2015
February 5, 2015
The Ag Alumni Society and the Ag Council co-sponsored an alumni reception and open forum to visit with the new Dean of the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, Dr. Rick Roush on February 4, 2015 in Gettysburg. Over 100 alumni and friends spent an enjoyable evening full of conversation and catching up.
Ag & History Tour; A one-day motor coach trip.
January 19, 2015
Join us on the first Ag & History Tour to the National Museum of the American Coverlet and the Somerset Historical Center followed by a candlelit dinner at the historic Jean Bonnet Tavern.