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2017-2018 Scholarships and Awards Banquet
November 9, 2017
Over 440 donors and scholarship recipients gathered for the annual Scholarships and Awards Banquet on October 19, 2017 at the Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel. The College of Agricultural Sciences awarded over $2.6 million in scholarship, grants-in-aid and awards to over 770 students this academic year!
Outstanding Alumni Award and Armsby Honor Society Ceremony
October 31, 2017
The College honored two outstanding alumni, both of whom were inducted into the Armsby Honor Society along with five alumni, on October 25th. Selected as outstanding alumni, Dr. Kira Bowen and Dr. Bruce Bugbee who distinguished themselves through their professional accomplishments, their scholarship, and their service. Dr. Ted Katsigianis and Mr. Joel Krall were also inducted into the Armsby Honor Society as past award recipients. Armsby inductees are generous with their time, their talent, and their treasure, often supporting the college in all three ways while also leading exemplary lives in their own professions and communities. Armsby Honor Society Inductees not able to attend the ceremony include Mr. Eric Cowden, Mr. Barry Flinchbaugh, and Dr. Fred Metzger.
Celebrate Agriculture Day
October 3, 2017
College of Agricultural Sciences alumni and 4H friends kicked-off the Penn State vs. Indiana Celebrate Ag Day by holding the American Flag during the singing of the National Anthem.
Career Workshop Photos
September 27, 2017
Alumni and industry professionals shared valuable knowledge and expert advice on resume building and networking. The goal of the Ag Alumni Society hosted Career Workshop is to prepare students for Career Day. Students had the opportunity to attend a Resume Review Session, a presentation titled "The Art of Networking", and a heavy hors d'oeuvres Networking Reception.
2017 Ag Alumni Society Elections Announced
July 12, 2017
Five alumni began their three-year terms on the Ag Alumni Society Board of Directors on July 1, 2017. Congratulations to Lisa Rankin Kirby, Chad Cash, Caleb Wright, Laurel Paxton Rush and Ken Kane.
Photo Gallery
June 26, 2017
Images of the Gender+ Atelier, held at the Hintz Family Alumni Center, Penn State, June 19-20, 2017.
2017 Society Election Candidates
May 19, 2017
The Nominating Committee, chaired by Roxanne Molnar, submits the following slate of candidates for election to a three-year term (2017-2020) on the Board of Directors. Seven candidates have submitted biographical information in support of his or her nomination.
2017 Spring Graduation Brunch - Album 3
May 17, 2017
2017 Spring Graduation Brunch - Album 2
May 17, 2017
2017 Spring Graduation Brunch - Album 1
May 17, 2017
Penn State Equine Program Alumni
April 29, 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 Ag & History Tour
April 28, 2017
A one-day motor coach trip sponsored by the Ag Alumni Society and the Pasto Agricultural Museum to the Mercer Museum, The Fonthill Mansion, and the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works. The Museum is a collection of over 40,000 objects documenting the lives of and tasks of everyday life in America during the 18th and 19th centuries constructed by Henry Mercer. The Fonthill Mansion is the home of Henry Mercer, an archeologist and tile maker.
2017 Senior Sendoff
April 27, 2017
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 gift, and sign-up for the student gift bag door prize hosted by the Ag Alumni Society.
2017 Student Gift Bags
April 26, 2017
The Ag Alumni Society invites alumni, industry partners and friends of the college to help provide students with gift bags during finals week. This is a fun way to provide students with a diversion from the grind and pressures of finals and a fantastic way to promote companies and products to students.
'Be bold. Be flexible. Share your ideas.'
March 28, 2017
One idea to build a vertical farming project led to an Ag Springboard team. Then a win. Then a company. GreenTowers' co-founders share how they unleashed their creativity and momentum.
Speaker Seriers at The Village at Penn State
December 21, 2016
Dr. Gary Thompson, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education and the Director of the Pennsylvania Agricultural Experiment Station presented Empowering the Engines of Discovery and Application.
2016 Ag Live Tailgate
December 2, 2016
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, November 7 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 Outstanding Alumni Award Reception
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.
2016 Alumni Fellow Ted Katsigianis
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.