Student Success Stories
Sometimes a life-changing experience opens a student's eyes to what type of career she wants to pursue. For junior Erica Mellinger, that experience was the season of her father's sickness -- a time when he had to be treated in a hospital by research scientists.
An elephant roaming free would be a strange sight here in the United States, but in other parts of the world, these gray giants are safer outside of enclosures.
After spending three months in Africa, Jenna Moser was disturbed by the way Kenyans viewed agriculture, believing that it consists only of farming and that it is a "poor man's job."
Senior Landscape Contracting major Jamie Milletary packed a single suitcase and flew off to Denver seeking the freedom and independence she had always craved.
Working with animals can be as unpredictable as being captain of the Penn State Majorettes, according to Shahkila Daniels.
Penn State student Celine Colbert spent last summer in the West assisting with research that may help to prevent severe wildfires.
Most college students originally enrolled in their studies following high school graduation, but Penn State food science major Steve Bookbinder took a different path.
Innovation is key when dealing with issues such as poverty, food security and conservation, according to Dana James, a recent graduate of the College of Agricultural Sciences.
For freshman Shelby Hahn, competing at the National FFA Convention in Milk Quality and Products was the culmination of a journey that has included everything from working as a milk hand to a being a veterinary assistant.
Abe DeHart's experiences in India the past two summers may be put to good use in the future. DeHart graduates from Penn State with honors this weekend and will be enrolling in Penn State's MBA program. At some point, he hopes to apply what he's learned in working with farmers in a developing country.