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Raising Awareness and Cultivating Change

The college recognizes Kurt Miller with its Outstanding Senior Award.

The college recently recognized Kurt Miller, of Honey Brook, Pa., for its 2018 Outstanding Senior Award. Sponsored by the Ag Alumni Society with the Coaly Agricultural Student Honor Society's involvement in the recruitment and selection process, the Outstanding Senior Award honors the senior who best balances outstanding academics, extracurricular activities, work experience, and communication skills. Candidates are selected based on résumés, grades, interviews, a short essay, and an evaluation of their contributions to the University and community.

Miller graduated in December with an animal science degree and minors in poultry and avian science and in international agriculture. Throughout his undergraduate career, he maintained exceptional academic success and excelled in hands-on experiential learning through several internships.

Miller worked as an environmental education and animal behavior intern with the Philadelphia Zoo, and more recently, he worked in Arkansas with the largest broiler genetics company in the world, Cobb-Vantress Inc.

While at Penn State, Miller received two undergraduate research grants and gained valuable experience he said complemented his classroom learning. In addition, Miller is the co-founder and past president of Students for Cultivating Change, a group working to promote inclusion and visibility of the LGBTQA students in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

--Amy Duke