AGEC Freshman, Lauren Bush is making the most of her time at Purdue. Following her first semester, Bush was selected as an Ambassador for the Purdue Welcome Center. In this AGEC success story, Lauren tells us about the requirements and her responsibilities as an ambassador.
Victoria Pefley (Junior; Applied Agricultural Economics; Pendleton, IN) experienced life in South America during her Spring Break study abroad to Peru. Through the Sustainable Communities and Animal Wellbeing program led by Dr. Mark Russell, a small group of Purdue students studied working equine and sustainable farming in remote villages in the Andes.
Through the College of Agriculture’s Department of Food Science, eight Ag Econ students studied abroad in Italy during Spring Break. The itinerary for the study abroad program included visiting the cities of Parma, Florence, and Rome. As a part of the Food Science experience, they witnessed the production of different food products as they visited the different cities while learning about the country’s culture and history along the way.
Dane Chapman, a sophomore in Agribusiness Marketing, has called Wageningen University home since January 8th of this year. Located in the Provence of Gelderland in the Netherlands, Wageningen has provided Chapman many opportunities to make new friendships with incredible students from all around the globe.
Sanne Van Roessel is finishing up her semester of studying abroad at Wageningen University and Research in Wageningen, Netherlands. She has been taking Masters courses that have discussed Management & Marketing, Animal Nutrition Physiology, and European Integration both in Economic and Political and Business Model Innovation while at WUR.
25 Purdue students and 4 faculty members traveled to Ireland during spring break to learn about Irish culture, history, food processing, agribusiness, and farming. This study abroad program also typically provides students with the opportunity to visit Dublin and sights such as the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, Kylemore Abbey, and Kilkenny Castle.
Erica Rexing (Sophomore; Sales and Marketing; Evansville, IN) joined College Mentors for Kids because she has always had a love for kids and felt that it would be a great way to positively connect campus to her community.
Carley Bennett is a sophomore in AgriFinance from Osceola, IN. Over April 8-10, Bennett visited Kansas City, MO for the Agriculture Future of America Animal Institute. AFA provides premiere personal and professional development programs to college students and young professionals in agriculture.
Natalie Bragdon (Senior; Agribusiness Management; McCordsville, IN) and Jarrett Fischer (Freshman; Farm Management; Cory, IN) have the unique ability to represent Agricultural Economics as members of the Reamer Club. The Reamer Club is a group of students from all over the university who act as the official caretakers and operators of Purdue's Boilermaker Special VII and the Boilermaker Xtra Special VIII.
Zeta Tau Alpha’s philanthropy, Big Man on Campus (BMOC), brings the Greek community together each year to fight the battle against Breast Cancer. BMOC is a collegiate all-male talent competition where contestants from different campus organizations compete to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and education.
Sustainability was the main focus for the 22 Purdue students who studied abroad in Costa Rica during spring break. These students learned about sustainability in agriculture, in the environment, and in the Costa Rican community. The eight-day trip allowed students to travel across Costa Rica and learn from the people and culture.
Karley Alexander is a sophomore studying Agribusiness Management from Kempton, IN. She first got involved with Purdue's Adopt-A-Grandparent club because she has always enjoyed being able to spend time with elderly individuals. She especially treasures the conversations that she has with these individuals because of their great wisdom and maturity.