AGEC Senior Spotlight 

2020-2021 


Their Purdue careers nearly complete, our Agricultural Economics seniors have experienced, lived, learned and grown with us. Their achievements never cease to astonish us, and without fail - year after year - we are proud to see them graduate and move on to brilliant, bright futures. Our Senior Spotlight gives you insights into who these bright students are, what they do and what makes them tick. Click on their pictures to read the full interview. Enjoy!


 
Natalie Kidd

Natalie Kidd

Out of state student finds home at Purdue through involvement in clubs and lifelong friends
Garrett Mitchell

Garrett Mitchell

California native reflects on experiences that Purdue, professors, and peers have contributed to the well rounding of himself as a Boilermaker and future agricultural businessman
Gracie Flaspohler

Gracie Flaspohler

Flaspohler took every network and learning opportunity to build strong relationships that’ll guide her through returning to the family farm
Billy Wright

Billy Wright

Wright reflects on his career as a Boilermaker and shares his passion for the industry
Richayla Huff

Richayla Huff

Fostered and created relationships while challenging herself through diverse opportunities and discovering new passions
Bradley Berlet

Bradley Berlet

Opportunities offered by Purdue helps student find career after college
Haley Fulk

Haley Fulk

Long time boilermaker changed plans, but never her goal of finding a career where she can truly make a difference
Kyle Albertson

Kyle Albertson

Boilermaker takes his skills learned on campus to start a business and become the first licensed Drone Spraying Contractor in Indiana
Kayla Carder

Kayla Carder

Cherished her time at Purdue and encourages others to enjoy every moment
Jonathan Kesler

Jonathan Kesler

Enjoyed the best of both worlds: Getting a great degree in Agricultural Economics and becoming a future Marine Corps Officer

IsabelleWellman

Isabelle Wellman

Thankful for the real world opportunities that Purdue gave me which allowed me to broaden my network and make lifelong friends
Blake Hinch

Blake Hinch

He came. He boilered up. He hammered down.
Jessica Ripberger

Jessica Ripberger

She utilized the skills she learned at Purdue to help her successfully create her own business.
Thomas Gutwein

Tommy Gutwein

Small town Purdue student takes advantage of numerous leadership opportunities
Claire Trennepohl

Claire Trennepohl

Excited to make an impact on the agriculture industry; Ever Grateful, Ever True! Hail Purdue!
Bennett Walther

Bennett Walther

Lifelong Boilermaker fostered relationships and connections to create a unique experience at Purdue

HayleyBush

Hayley Bush

Student athlete came to Purdue from Kentucky to further her knowledge and find a passion in her studies
Dayna Kyler

Dayna Kyler

First Generation college student dual majors to pursue her passions in marketing and agriculture
Gloria Koester

Gloria Koester

Homeschooled Students Finds Endless Opportunities at Purdue University
Sara Lechlider

Sara Lechlider

Out-of-state student hit the ground running from first day on campus; leaving with lots of memories, ready to explore Agriculture opportunities and networks
Austin Ziliak

Austin Ziliak

​Born-Boilermaker challenged himself on campus: going to go into industry before returning to family farm business>

Madison Hire

Madison Hire

Dual major intrigued with continuous improvements in agriculture; motivated to care for her local community
Tanner Webster

Tanner Webster

Student athlete traveled across the US, looking forward to next giant leap
Christina Crawford

Christina Crawford

This foodie is excited to keep learning about the industry that impacts us all and keeps us living
Grant Mohler

Grant Mohler

Local graduate credits success to choices made each day, being himself, genuine relationships and taking advantage of opportunities
Olivia West

Olivia West

Made the most of every moment and every relationship; motivated to serve for equality, inclusion, and inspire others
Doug Abney

Doug Abney

​Motivated to advance agriculture though research and data analysis 

Janelle Mitzner

Janelle Mitzner

Broke out of her comfort zone and created lifelong friendships with people across the country
Jordan Michel

Jordan Michel

First-Generation student found home at Purdue; encourages others to use their uniqueness
Jarrett Fischer

Jarrett Fischer

Senior Jarrett Fischer has no regrets, taking advantage of the many opportunities at Purdue
Zachary Goebel

Zachary Goebel

Boiler for life recommends stepping out of comfort zone while following your passion
Chaela Minor

Chaela Minor

Fostered engagement, learning and networking around the country (and world)
Dane Erickson

Dane Erickson

Broad experiences gave well-rounded education leading to Law School 

Kayla Fogg

Kayla Fogg

Cherished relationships created at Purdue; Ecstatic to enter ever-changing global Agriculture industry
Chase Gripp

Chase Gripp

Personalized his Boilermaker experience and discovered where his passions lie
Lauren Bush

Lauren Bush

Took advantage of networking while gaining real world experience
Trenton Howard

Trenton Howard

Trenton Howard reflects on his Purdue career and shares his passion for service


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