AGEC Senior Spotlight 2017-2018
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!
: Mentors and study abroad helped define career path leading to unexpected adventures
: Working hard to complete what she set her mind to led to good grades, an Aldi internship, running Purdue Half Marathon & ambassador for CHAARG
: Continuously learning with hands on experience & helped discover passion through internships
: Studied abroad often and found tremendous value in learning from great professors
Remained flexible, expanded horizons and was supported along the way by friends and family
Out-of-state student came to learn how to market food; leaving passionate for the linkage between producer and consumer
Came to Purdue passionate for agriculture and singing; now desires to work in those areas internationally
Sanne Van Roessel:
Paid it forward helping with orientation for incoming students; now looking forward to entrepreneurship one day
Hunter Hollis: Came to Purdue to play baseball and experience agriculture; leaving with so much more
Rachel Trotter: This traveling “foodie” found balance between work, study & play while expanding her knowledge of agriculture
Wyatt Lucas: Born to be a Boilermaker and enjoyed advocating agriculture across campus once he arrived at Purdue
Judith Martin: International student comes to Purdue from engineering focus and ends up researching hops amidst a well-rounded career in AGEC
Ethan McNeely: Saw much of US through Purdue Volleyball, served others in variety of ways, and encourages new students to “forge your own path”
Abbie McClelland: Came to study food; along the way fell in love with marketing; leaving to enter Brand Marketing in the food sector
Lifelong fan of Purdue was privileged to lead the basketball student section at Mackey and eight other arenas
Diverse experiences across the University leads to encouragement to underclassman to “find your passion and pursue it, and value the relationships you make along the way
Intrigued by the future of agriculture while passionate about advocating for agriculture; urges students to put their all into everything they do
First generation Boilermaker finds home at Purdue Agriculture with a dual major
Riley Lewis: Boilermaker by blood, determined learner, destined to farm
Farm raised Boilermaker, taking knowledge gained from Purdue to future career
Participated in much, well-traveled and encourages underclassman to pay attention to daily decisions
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
West Coast roots found a home in West Lafayette, competed in National Argi-Marketing, and studied abroad
First generation Boilermaker and agriculture student found home at Purdue
Served on Purdue Grand Prix Foundation Senior Board and professionally looking forward to bringing value to producers
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.
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.