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.

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.
What can you do with a bachelor's degree in Forest Ecosystem Management?
January 16, 2015
Hunter Stauffer a 2012 graduate is a Procurement Forester with St. Marys Lumber Company. He is a professional forester and is challenged with managing renewable forest resources and landscapes to improve the quality of our environment in our ever-changing society. Learn more about Hunter and his career.
Fall Graduation Reception Photos
January 8, 2015
View photos from the Fall Graduation Reception hosted by the Ag Alumni Society held in the Bryce Jordan Center following commencement on December 20.
Big Ten Ag Alumni Reception in Washington, D.C. on March 3
January 6, 2015
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 for a special event at the National Press Club on Tuesday, March 3.
Alumni and Friends Reception in Gettysburg on February 4
January 5, 2015
The Ag Alumni Society and Ag Council are hosting a complimentary reception and open forum to visit with the new Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, Dr. Rick Roush on Wednesday, February 4 at The Lodges at Gettysburg.
Ag Alumni Photo Gallery
December 15, 2014
Check-out the Ag Alumni Society photo gallery to see what we've been up to! You are sure to see fellow classmates and friends.
2014 Ag Live Tailgate Surpasses Fundraising Goal
December 15, 2014
Held on November 29, Ag Live surpasses fundraising goal for the eight consecutive year raising more than $42,000 through sponsorships, a live auction and a silent auction. These funds will directly benefit the newly created Ag Alumni Society Trustee Endowed Scholarship.