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.

Penn State Equine Program 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.
2017 Outstanding Senior Recognized at the Spring Graduation Brunch
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.
Advising Coordinator in Plant Sciences receives 2017 Excellence in Academic Advising Award
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.
2017 Spring Graduation Photo Albums
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.
Armsby Calorimeter Student Survey
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.
Spring Graduation Brunch
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.
Ag & History Tour
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.
What's in a Name? (Penn State Ag Science Magazine)
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?
Big 10 Ag Alumni Reception in Washington, DC
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.
Alumni Stories: Why We Give (Laura England '83)
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.
Field of Streams
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.
Katie Bergeman, Alumni Relations Intern
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.
Penn State Ag Science Magazine Survey 2016/17
January 3, 2017
We are continually working to improve the magazine and bring you the most relevant and engaging stories possible. Your input helps guide us in that process. Please take a moment to tell us what you think about the magazine and share your ideas about what you would like to see on our pages. The survey has 12 questions and will only take a few minutes to complete. For the most recent issue of the magazine, visit:
Ag Alumni Spotlight: Alexis Barbarin, Ph.D.
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.
Ag Live Tailgate 2016 raises more than $38,000 for Student Scholarships
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.
Thank you Giving Tuesday Donors
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.
2016 Armsby Honor Society New Members
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.
2016 Ag Live Gold Sponsors
December 1, 2016
Thank you 2016 Ag Live Tailgate Gold Sponsors for your generous support! Sponsor proceeds directly benefit the Ag Alumni Society Trustee Endowed Student Scholarship. Gold Sponsors include Bell & Evans, Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association, and Giorgio Foods Inc.
2016 Outstanding Alumni Award Photo Gallery
December 1, 2016
Four alumni were recognized for their achievements with the College Outstanding Alumni Award. Named Outstanding Alumni were David Dell of Indiana; Barry Flinchbaugh of Kansas; and Fred Metzger of State College, Pa. Joel Krall, of South Lebanon, Pa., was named Outstanding Recent Alumnus, an award that honors alumni who have graduated in the last 10 years.
Ted Katsigianis '75g, '79 Ph.D. Recognized with Alumni Fellow Award
November 11, 2016
College of Agricultural Sciences alumnus, Ted Katsigianis '75g, '79 Ph.D. Animal Sciences was recognized with the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Alumni Association. He is the vice president of agricultural sciences for The Biltmore Company.