Biggins reflects on her three and half years at Purdue  

Kassidy Biggins 

Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana 

Major & Concentration: Dual Major in Animal Sciences (Concentration: Agribusiness) and Agribusiness (Concentration: Management)  

Why did you come to Purdue: I chose Purdue due to the personalized education I could receive. I had a split interest between business and animal sciences. Here at Purdue, the advisors were more than willing to help create a study plan that incorporated all of it. Everything felt right when visiting and meeting the faculty and staff. 

Favorite Purdue Tradition: The Boilermaker Special 

Top three influences at Purdue:  

  • Mr. Barry Delks  
  • Malcolm DeKryger (Board of Trustees member and Mentor) 
  • Both the ANSC and AGEC department advisors for always being there for me 

Top five memories of your time at Purdue:  

  • Greyhouse coffee and the countless hours spent there 
  • Being a TA for ANSC 114 and meeting incoming freshman and helping with their transition into college 
  • Purdue sporting events with my friends 
  • Packing meals for Hammer Down Hunger with so many other students 
  • Finding a home in Campus House and meeting so many amazing people 

Places you have been as a Purdue student 

  • DeMotte, IN (Belstra Milling Company Internship)  
  • Multiple locations within Kansas and Colorado (Cargill Grain Operations Management Internship


Favorite club/organization: Unhurried Club 

Favorite Student-led event/initiative: Ag Week 

Favorite Purdue event: Purdue Football games 


Favorite Social Activity: Ice Cream Social 

Favorite place to study: Creighton Hall of Animal Sciences 

Favorite spot on campus: Greyhouse 

Favorite thing about CoA: The diversity of the classes and people that we can learn from.  

Favorite thing about your major: I can apply both of my degrees and utilize them in whatever career field I want to go into.  

Favorite class: ANSC 32400: Applied Animal Nutrition  

Favorite professor: Dr. Ron Lemenager 

Coolest project: Ready Set Sell in AGEC 331 

Three biggest accomplishments 

  • Being on the Dean’s List and Semester Honors for every semester 
  • Helping lead Unhurried for 2 years and watching the club grow 


  • My internships and the unique experiences and impact they had on me 


Things on your resume not listed above: Internship at Purdue ASREC Feedmill, Animal Sciences Peer Advisor 

Accepted employment? No accepted employment at this point 

Where do you want to end up: I want to end up in the feed industry in some aspect. I love working for the customer and the animals.   

Advice for underclassman: Be open and willing to change. College is about embracing what you truly want to go after in life, so be okay with your goals changing and adapt from there.  Get involved, get intern experience, and make connections with those around you.  

Biggest takeaway from Purdue: Embrace the changes that come with life. Plans and priorities change and be able to adjust from there. Take on what is current in the day and worry about tomorrow, tomorrow.