Posted: November 27, 2023

The Penn State Coaly Society is an honor society for students who exemplify leadership excellence in extracurricular activities within the College of Agricultural Sciences. Coaly Society activities include conducting the Guldin Speaking Contest and coordinating our College's Outstanding Senior Contest with the College of Ag Alumni Society.

Coaly Society members are dedicated to the College of Agricultural Sciences and are actively involved in college organizations. Selection of new Coaly Society members is based on leadership positions in agriculturally focused activities. You must be a member of at least one club sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences at University Park to be eligible, and you must have completed at least one full semester at the University Park campus.  Applicants must have reached at least junior class standing academically.  Please be thorough in completing the application since this is the only criterion used in selecting candidates. Feel free to use additional space if necessary, but please be concise in your essay. Although applicants must have an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher, the primary criterion used for selection is leadership and positive impact in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Applications may be picked up in-person at 101 Agricultural Administration Building from Debbie Heeman or requested by emailing Brandon Bixler, Coaly Society President, at Handwritten or typed submissions are acceptable.

Applications are due in-person in Room 101 Ag Administration Building to Debbie Heeman or by email to Brandon Bixler by 12:00 noon on Friday, December 15th, 2023. All applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by email. Please send questions to Brandon Bixler at