Senior Spotlight 2017-2018

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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 their names to read the full interview. Enjoy!

Thomas Meredith:​ Advocate for Agriculture performed in Purdue Musical Organizations; proud to wear his Purdue class ring

Shania Ray:​ Burning passion for Poultry & found that Boilermaker experience fit and developed her; will miss singing Hail Purdue in Mackey

Cody Anderson:​ West Coast roots found a home in West Lafayette, competed in National Argi-Marketing, and studied abroad

Shelby Riley:​  First generation Boilermaker and agriculture student found home at Purdue

Adam Gooding:​ Served on Purdue Grand Prix Foundation Senior Board and professionally looking forward to bring value to producers

Rachel Stowers: Outstanding student studied abroad for a semester and recommends to Pay it Forward to future students​.

Brett Brooks: Purdue Student Government Executive Director found home away from home while at Purdue.

Kylie Echard: Boiler from birth, double majored, studied abroad twice and accepted full-time employment before Senior year began. 

Paige Stevenson: Fourth generation on her farm; wants to start career in Grain industry after very active Purdue career.

Ben Knapke: After taking advantage of many academic opportunities, this cattle owner is headed west to work in finance industry.


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