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.

Alumni in the News: Pickel Landscape Group
July 9, 2018
Mike Pickle '02 LSCPE, owner of Pickle Landscape Group along with Harrison Fritz '17 LSCPE, account manager, and Taylor Souders '17 LSCPE, sales assistant are highlighted in an article on recruiting student labor.
Help a Student Dress for Success
July 9, 2018
Have professional clothing you don't use anymore? Donate it to the Professional Attire Closet in the Bank of America Career Services Center at University Park and help Penn State students. Donations are professionally cleaned and given to students in need for interviews and career fairs.
From the Farmers' High School to The Pennsylvania State University
July 9, 2018
Penn State 2018 Distinguished alumnus Roger Williams discussed his new book “Evan Pugh’s Penn State: America’s Model Agricultural College", on June 26 as part of a Conversation with Colleagues Colloquium for alumni and friends hosted by the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Barbara H. Raphael Honored as a 2018 Distinguished Alumna
July 6, 2018
The Penn State Board of Trustees honored Barbara Howell Raphael '72 Ph.D. Food Science, along with eight Penn State alumni, with the Distinguished Alumni Award, the University's highest honor presented to its alumni.
AEE Alumna Uses Degree to Build FFA Program in Georgia
June 6, 2018
Jillian Gordon, a 2015 Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences' graduate in agricultural and extension education, has been working to develop a national FFA chapter at Clarke Central High School in Athens, Georgia. Written by: Kelly Jedrzejewski
College of Agricultural Sciences Celebrates Outstanding Students for 2018
June 6, 2018
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently recognized recipients of the Outstanding Senior Award and Outstanding Student Awards for the 2017-18 academic year.
City Lights - Penn State Comes to You
June 6, 2018
Gather with local Penn Staters in Harrisburg, Washington, DC., Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh for an interactive, TED-talk style event showcasing Invent Penn State highlighting College of Agricultural Sciences Professor, Dr. Nina Jenkins and College of Agricultural Sciences Recent Alumnus, Hunter Swisher.
Petrunak receives 2018 Excellence in Academic Advising Award
May 24, 2018
Dianne Petrunak, academic adviser for the Department of Plant Science, has received the Excellence in Academic Advising Award from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Alumna Named New Dean of Purdue College of Agriculture
May 24, 2018
Karen Plaut '83 M.S. Animal Nutrition is the new Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture at Purdue University.
Newly Chartered Equine Affiliate Program Group
May 22, 2018
On May 19, the Ag Alumni Society approved the charter of the Penn State Equine Affiliate Program Group.
2018 Spring Board and Committee Meeting
May 22, 2018
On May 19, members of the Ag Alumni Society board came together to discuss current board activities and committees met to plan for next fiscal year.
2018 Spring Graduation Lunch Photo Gallery
May 11, 2018
On May 6, more than 450 graduates, family, friends, faculty, and alumni celebrated the 2018 College of Agricultural Sciences graduates prior to commencement at a luncheon at the Snider Ag Arena. The luncheon, hosted by the Ag Alumni Society, welcomes graduates into the alumni society family with a one-year complimentary membership.
Penn State Ag Sci Devotees' Gifts Endow Scholarship, Name Office in New Building
May 11, 2018
"I'm basically a farmer at heart," said 1964 and 1965 Penn State alumnus and Boalsburg resident John Graham. "I was raised on a dairy farm in southern Lancaster County, and I always had an interest in tractors and machinery."
When It Comes To Shaping The Future of the Ag Alumni Society, Your Voice Counts -- "Bee Herd!"
May 9, 2018
The Ag Alumni Society election ballot is open for online voting. Ag Alumni Society members received an email in May with a link for the electronic ballot.
Spring Graduation Lunch Video
April 24, 2018
Graduates and guests are invited to a special graduation luncheon prior to commencement from 12:00-2:00 p.m. on May 6, 2018. Graduates receive a complimentary lunch ticket and a special graduation gift from the Alumni Society. Register by May 1.
Five reasons to attend We Are Weekend, June 1-3
April 17, 2018
There’s something for every Penn Stater during the Alumni Association’s premier summer event. Registration is ongoing for We Are Weekend, to be held June 1-3 at Penn State's University Park campus, featuring plenty of fun, family activities, college events and a concert on the HUB lawn.
Penn State Dairymen's Club Releases 2018 Bottle Featuring 'We Are' Chant
April 16, 2018
The Penn State Dairymen’s Club has released the 2018 bottle, honoring the “We Are” cheer, made famous in Penn State athletics. The bottle features the words, “We Are … Penn State Dairymen’s Club.”
Food Science Alumna receives Georgia Association Teachers Award
March 27, 2018
The Georgia Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences has named Elizabeth Andress, professor of foods and nutrition in the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS), the organization’s Postsecondary Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year.
Ag & History Tour: Caputo Brothers Creamery and York History Center
February 27, 2018
Join us on a one-day trip on Thursday, April 26th as we travel by motor coach to the Caputo Brother's Creamery, the Agricultural and Industrial Museum and the Colonial Complex Museum in York, PA.
Have you updated your contact information with us lately?
February 22, 2018
The average person moves every five years and changes jobs every five years or less. Near or far, please let us know where you are and what you are doing. Recent graduates, this is important for you too! Your emails will be expiring soon and we won't be able to connect with you unless you send us your new emails.