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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.

May 24, 2017

In Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, one animal science major was able to leverage academics, scholarship and internship programs as well as her alumni network to prepare for a career in dairy cattle genetics.

May 23, 2017

A resident of Warriors Mark, Pennsylvania, Hayes is a former secretary of agriculture for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a retired state representative. He earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural science and industry in 1964 from the College of Agricultural Sciences and his master’s degree in earth sciences in 1965 from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor presented by the University to its alumni.

May 23, 2017

Alumni interested in starting a Penn State Equine Program Alumni Group started a facebook page collecting over 250 followers and held their first meeting at the Penn State Quarter Horse Sale on April 29, 2017. They also raised $1,600 for the Ward Studebaker Endowment in 10 days that was presented at the sale.

May 19, 2017

Jimmy Frisbie, an Immunology and Infectious Diseases major with a minor in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from Waynesboro, Virginia is the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Senior Award which is sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society and the Coaly Society. This award honors the senior who best balances outstanding academics, extracurricular activities, work experience and communication skills.

The Nittany Lion, Ms. Tarrah Geszvain, and Dean Rich Roush
May 19, 2017

Tarrah Geszvain, advising coordinator for the Plant Science and Landscape Contracting majors in the Department of Plant Sciences, is the recipient of the college's 2017 Excellence in Academic Advising Award.

May 19, 2017

On May 7, more than 400 family, friends, faculty, staff and alumni celebrated the 2017 College of Agricultural Sciences graduates prior to commencement at a brunch held at the Snider Agricultural Arena. The brunch, hosted by the Ag Alumni Society, welcomes graduates into the alumni society family with a one-year complimentary membership.

March 23, 2017

Undergraduate students in the Community, Environment and Development capstone course are conducting a survey that will be helpful in the planning and curation of the Penn State Calorimeter.

March 16, 2017

The Ag Alumni Society invites spring graduates and their family and friends to the graduation brunch prior to commencement on Sunday, May 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Snider Ag Arena. Graduating seniors receive a complimentary ticket on behalf of the Ag Alumni Society.

February 27, 2017

Join us on April 28 for a one-day motor coach trip to the Mercer Museum, Fonthill Mansion, and the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in Doylestown, Pa.

January 19, 2017

The names of some agricultural colleges have changed over the years to reflect who they are and those they serve. Should ours?

January 12, 2017

Save-the-date: March 6 for the Big 10 Ag Alumni Reception in Washington, DC at the National Press Club. Registration coming soon.

January 11, 2017

Alumni of the College of Agricultural Sciences share their reasons for giving back to the college and tell us why, years after graduation, they're still enjoying the benefits of their college experience.

January 11, 2017

Josh Mulhollem, aquatic invasive species biologist and college alumnus, applies ecology and public outreach to control the spread of aquatic invasive species.

January 5, 2017

Katie is from Oley Valley majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Wildlife and Fisheries Science and will graduate this May. The Alumni Relations Intern position focuses on collaborating with the Ag Alumni Society to create and foster opportunities for alumni and students to engage, network and connect.

January 3, 2017

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December 20, 2016

Dr. Alexis Barbarin a NSF Fellow at North Carolina State University specializes in entomology, molecular ecology, pesticide efficacy and human social network analysis. She earned a B.S. in biology from Xavier University of Louisiana, and an M.Ed. in Agricultural & Extension Education and Ph.D. in Entomology from Penn State.

December 2, 2016

Held on November 26, 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.

December 2, 2016

Thank you for donating $8,380 to the Ag Alumni Society's Trustee Matching Student Scholarship Endowment on Giving Tuesday, November 29. You are providing valuable financial support to our future agriculture leaders.

December 2, 2016

The Ag Alumni Society Nominating Committee would like your input on potential candidates for board of director positions and committee member positions. If you or one of your fellow alumni would make a good board or committee member, please complete our two minute survey.

December 1, 2016

Nine College of Agricultural Sciences alumni and one friend of the college were inducted into the Armsby Honor Society at the annual dinner and ceremony held on Monday, November7 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.