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.

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 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=""></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.
Congratulations Armsby Honor Society New Members
December 17, 2010
The ninth annual Armsby Honor Society dinner and induction ceremony was held on November 26, 2010 at the Nittany Lion Inn. Dean McPheron inducted eleven new members into the Society and the Honorable Russell C. Redding, Secretary of Agriculture of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture was the guest speaker.
Alumni Society Raises $17,000 for Students and Alumni Programming
December 12, 2010
On November 27, the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society raised more than $17,000 at the Ag Live alumni tailgate prior to the Penn State vs. Michigan State game.
Thank you Ag Live Sponsors
December 10, 2010
Ag Live 2010 sponsors helped us raise more than $17,000 for students and alumni programming. Their generous support and commitment to the college is appreciated!
Season's Greetings from the Ag Alumni Society
December 5, 2010
Enjoy this beautiful winter scene of the Snider Ag Arena.
Searching for a new job? Here are two resources to help.
November 8, 2010
The National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association and the Penn State Alumni Association offer alumni career services such as job searching, networking opportunities, and career counseling.
Ag Live Sponsors
November 6, 2010
The Ag Alumni Society would like to give a special thank you to our sponsors for their generous support of Ag Live! Click on the logo for information on the sponsors.
Penn State vs. Indiana - Kickoff Set For 12:00 p.m.
November 5, 2010
The Ag Alumni Society invites you to a very special Penn State football weekend in our nation's capitol. On Friday, November 19 we'll host a reception for College of Agricultural Sciences alumni and friends at the Washington Court Hotel.
Come to the Ag Live Tailgate!
November 2, 2010
Check out the advertisement for the very first Ag Alumni Tailgate! See how the event has grown by attending the Ag Live Tailgate at the Snider Ag Arena on November 27, 2010 prior to the Michigan State game. The RSVP deadline is November 17, 2010. We hope to see you there! <a href="">Additional information and registration.</a>
Scholarship Recipients Recognized
October 25, 2010
Almost 600 donors and scholarship recipients gathered at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel for the annual College of Agricultural Sciences Scholarship Banquet on September 23, 2010. This year 653 students received nearly $1.7 million in awards.
Ag Live Tailgate- Sneak Peek
October 20, 2010
Get a sneak peek at all the exciting items available at the 2010 Ag Live auction and raffle! Auction and Raffle Items
Outstanding Alumni Recognized
October 12, 2010
On October 1, the College of Agricultural Sciences recognized six alumni with the Outstanding Alumni Award and two alumni with the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award at the Nittany Lion Inn.