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 Education Helps Horticulture Alumnus Dig Deep Into Potato Industry
September 26, 2018
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Curtis Frederick really digs potatoes. And that's a good thing considering that the 2009 graduate of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is enjoying a career as a senior agronomist at Sterman Masser Inc., a large, family-owned potato company, in Sacramento, Pennsylvania. (Article by: Kelly Jedrzejewski)
Nominations Sought for the Shellenberger Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
September 12, 2018
Nominate a full-time instructor who is an outstanding teacher contributing significantly to undergraduate education in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
2018 Ag Alumni Society Elections Announced
August 29, 2018
Five alumni began their three-year terms on the Ag Alumni Society Board of Directors on August 1, 2018. Congratulations to Marissa Dillon, Mike Flinchbaugh, Jody Kull, Susan McNulty-Atwater, and Ronda Roemmelt Sneider.
Ag Live Gold Sponsors
August 29, 2018
Thank you Gold Sponsors for your generous support of Ag Live and the students in the College of Agricultural Sciences - PA Preferred, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association.
College Recognizes Four with Outstanding Alumni Honor
August 29, 2018
Three alumni will be recognized with the College Outstanding Alumni Award and one alumnus will receive the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award on October 4, 2018.
Ag Sciences Career Day Registration Open
August 29, 2018
Mark your calendars for Penn State Ag Sciences Career Day, slated for Tuesday, October 9th at the Bryce Jordan Center.
Alumni in the News: Dick Booth '59 Ag Sci
August 29, 2018
Dick Booth ’59 (Agricultural Sciences) is a volunteer with four alumni groups, including the College of Agricultural Sciences and York societies and the Lancaster and York chapters.
Internship Award Applications - Deadline Extended to September 21
August 20, 2018
The Society recognizes the importance of a planned on-the-job learning experience to adequately prepare undergraduate students for today's competitive job market. The deadline to submit applications has been extended to September 21 by 4:00 p.m.
Alumni Ice Cream Social Photos
July 19, 2018
On August 14, alumni and friends at Ag Progress Days joined the Ag Alumni Society Ice Cream Social for a college update from Dean Roush and Society annual highlights from President Elect, Lisa Kirby.
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.
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.