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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.

Behind-the-scenes tour of the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Gardens with College of Ag Sciences Alumnus
July 9, 2013
The Ag Alumni Society would also like to thank alumnus Jeff Nagle '98 Landscape Contracting and his colleague Soloman Foster for a extraordinary tour of the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Gardens and Greenhouses for members of the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association (NAADA) during the annual conference in Alexandria, VA.
Behind-the-scenes National Zoo Tour with College of Ag Sciences Alumna
July 8, 2013
The Ag Alumni Society would like to thank Rebecca Miller Sturniolo '05 Wildlife and Fisheries Science and several of her colleagues for a unique behind-the-scenes tour of five animal houses at the National Zoo for members of the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association (NAADA) during the annual conference in Alexandria, VA.
2013 Ag Alumni Society Election Results
July 1, 2013
Five College of Agricultural Sciences alumni have been elected for a three-year term on the Ag Alumni Society Board of Directors. Congratulations to Jennifer Beidel, Eric Cowden, Dan Loughner, Ray Meyer and Dave Packard. Learn more about our newest board of directors.
2013 Penn State Invitational Lunch Photos
June 26, 2013
See photos from the Ag Alumni Society invitational lunch at the 2013 NAADA (National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association) Conference held in Washington, DC.
2013 Spring Graduation Brunch Photos
May 28, 2013
The Ag Alumni Society hosted the Graduation Brunch for graduates and their family and friends on May 4. Graduates had a special opportunity to preserve their memories with complimentary photos taken with the Nittany Lion.
Senior Sendoff
May 14, 2013
On April 25, thousands of soon-to-be Penn State graduates attended the Senior Sendoff at the Hintz Family Alumni Center. Dozens of students from the College of Ag Sciences stopped by the Ag Alumni Society table to learn more about the society, pick-up their complimentary t-shirt, and sign-up for the Berkey Creamery Ice Cream raffle hosted by the Ag Alumni Society.
Berkey Creamery Ice Cream raffle winners announced
May 14, 2013
Three lucky recent graduates will have Berkey Creamery Ice Cream shipped to their doors compliments of the Ag Alumni Society. Congratulations, Deandra Bonk '13 ANSCI, raffle winner at the Senior Sendoff. And, congratulations to Jessica Mitchell '13 VBSC and Ashley Hallowell '13 VBSC, raffle winners at the Spring Graduation Brunch. We know you will enjoy this sweet treat from your Alma mater!
Send us your pictures
May 8, 2013
The next issue of the Penn State Ag Science magazine is in production and we need help from our alumni. We're looking for pictures for the Ag Alumni Album. If you're an alumnus and have a good picture from work, your vacation, a new baby, dog, -- anything else you would like to share-- we would like to see it.
Ag Alumni Society recognizes CED major, Kelcey Grogan, with the college Outstanding Senior Award
May 2, 2013
Each year the Ag Alumni Society recognizes one student with the prestigious Outstanding Senior Award. The recognition is based on academic achievement, leadership in college clubs and organizations, an application essay, a personal interview with the selection committee, and an evaluation of their contributions to the University and community.
Excellence in Academic Advising Honoree Announced
April 26, 2013
Dr. Robert Van Saun, Professor of Veterinary Science has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Excellence in Academic Advising Award. The award recognizes faculty with outstanding skills in undergraduate academic advising, career planning, and personal counseling. His nomination was supported by current students, alumni and Penn State faculty, and is a true tribute to the important impact he has had on the lives of students.
Ag and Extension Education Alumna Recognized with Research Excellence Award
April 10, 2013
Paula E. Faulkner '07 Ph.D. Ag and Extension Education was honored with the North Carolina A&T State University Outstanding Junior Researcher Award. Dr. Faulkner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agribusiness, Applied Economics & Agriscience Education.
Ag Alumni Society Election Ballots
March 11, 2013
Election ballots for the Ag Alumni Society board of directors mailed to more than 8,500 members in the latest issue of the Penn State AgScience Magazine. Ballots must be postmarked by June 1, 2013.
Searching for a new job?
March 11, 2013
The National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association (NAADA) and the Penn State Alumni Association are two helpful resources that offer job searching, networking opportunities, and career counseling.
Hundreds attend the Big Ten Ag Alumni Dessert Reception
March 11, 2013
On February 25, Penn State and other Big Ten schools with agricultural programs gathered in Washington, D.C. to learn how our colleges are working cooperatively on behalf of land-grant institutions.
Ag Alumni in the Classroom - Justin Howes '00 AG BM and Marc Sholder '04 AN SC
March 10, 2013
Cargill, the global leader in animal nutrition connects businesses with consumers of many popular agricultural products. Cargill and its employees, explore international agriculture through worldwide research facilities. Alumni, Justin Howes and Marc Sholder discuss opportunities for students interested in animal sciences, agronomy, marketing and development.
Excellence in Academic Advising Award
February 11, 2013
Nominations are being accepted for the Excellence in Academic Advising Award. Help the Ag Alumni Society recognize faculty with outstanding skills in undergraduate academic advising, career planning and personal counseling. Nominations can be submitted by alumni, faculty, students and administrators. Nomination deadline: March 29.
Ag Alumni Society Ranked Number One in Supporting Students
February 5, 2013
The Penn State Alumni Association announced that the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society Scholarship Endowment totals of $330,111 is the largest of the 13 College Alumni Societies and is the second largest of all Affiliate Groups.
Alumni Club Highlighted in Penn Stater Magazine
February 4, 2013
The Dairymen's Club was highlighted in the latest issue of the Penn Stater Magazine for their unique fundraising idea that currently raises between $8,000 and $10,000 annually.
Ag Alumni in the Classroom - John Knapka '88 AN PR
February 3, 2013
"When I was in college, if someone told me what I'd be doing twenty years later for a career, I'd tell them they were crazy," says John Knapka, District Manager and representative of Elanco Health. He had never imagined that today he would have the responsibilities that he does in the animal health industry.
Ag Live Tailgate - Student Perspective
February 2, 2013
One question that I ask quite often to Ag Alumni is to share their favorite Penn State memory. They usually respond by saying a club or organization they were involved with or a favorite place on or off campus. If someone were to ask me that same exact question, my response would be the Ag Live Tailgate event during my junior year in college.