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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.

2017 Ag Alumni Society Elections Announced
July 12, 2017
Five alumni began their terms on the Ag Alumni Society Board of Directors on July 1, 2017. They were elected by members of the Ag Alumni Society for a three-year term ending on June 30, 2020. Congratulations to Lisa Rankin Kirby, Chad Cash, Caleb Wright, Laurel Paxton Rush and Ken Kane.
State Sen. Judith Schwank to receive Friend of Penn State Legislative Award
July 11, 2017
Pennsylvania state Sen. Judith L. Schwank, D-11th District, will receive the 12th annual Friend of Penn State Legislative Award for the significant role she has played in the continued improvement of Penn State.
Registration Open for the Ag Alumni Society 50th Anniversary Ice Cream Social
June 30, 2017
Celebrate 50-years of the Ag Alumni Society at the Ag Progress Days alumni and friends appreciation Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, August 15 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Join us for the unveiling of the Society's 50th anniversary Berkey Creamery Ice Cream flavor created exclusively for the Society!
Ag Alumni Society Election Ballot
June 1, 2017
Members of the Ag Alumni Society are invited to vote in the Society's annual board of director's election. Ballots must be cast by June 30th.
Ag Alumni Society 50th Anniversary Ice Cream Social
May 25, 2017
Celebrate 50-years of the Ag Alumni Society at the Ag Progress Days alumni appreciation Ice Cream Social with a special, one-of-a-kind Berkey Creamery Ice Cream flavor. Mark your calendars to attend the social on Tuesday, August 15 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Red Barn Addition during Ag Progress Days at Rock Springs.
Animal Science Major Gabel Stands Out from the Herd
May 24, 2017
In Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, one animal science major was able to leverage academics, scholarship and internship programs as well as her alumni network to prepare for a career in dairy cattle genetics.
College alumnus Samuel Hayes Jr. selected as a 2017 Penn State Distinguished Alumnus
May 23, 2017
A resident of Warriors Mark, Pennsylvania, Hayes is a former secretary of agriculture for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a retired state representative. He earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural science and industry in 1964 from the College of Agricultural Sciences and his master’s degree in earth sciences in 1965 from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor presented by the University to its alumni.
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: http://agsci.psu.edu/magazine