marlea at pancake breakfast

Took advantage of different areas in campus life to invest in lifelong friendships, building leadership skills, and making connections! 

Name: Marlea Myers 

Hometown: Akron, IN 

Major & Concentration: Agribusiness Management 

Minors or Certificates: Horticulture 

Why did you come to Purdue: My parents and both of my sisters attended Purdue and I had always heard great things about the College of Ag. 

Top three influences at Purdue

  1. Glenwood Cooperative 
  2. Advisor (Andy Oppy) 
  3. Professors 

Top five memories of your time at Purdue

  1. Living in Glenwood Cooperative 
  2. Football games and tailgates 
  3. Basketball games 
  4. Cooperative socials 
  5. Grand Prix 

Places you have been as a Purdue student: Ceres Solutions  

marlea at glenwood co-op

Favorite club/organization: Glenwood Cooperative 

Favorite Student-led event/initiative: Ag Week 

Favorite Purdue event: Basketball games in Mackey 

Favorite Social Activity: Hanging out with friends 

Favorite place to study: First floor of Krannert  

Favorite spot on campus: Horticulture Garden 

Favorite thing about CoA: The close-knit community of students and professors! 

Favorite thing about your major: The wide variety of diverse classes that gives the opportunity to learn about many aspects of the agriculture industry. 

Favorite class: Hort 270 

Favorite professor: Mary Lou Hayden 

Three biggest accomplishments:  

  1. Interning with Ceres Solutions 
  2. Vice President of Glenwood Cooperative 
  3. New Member Educator at Glenwood 

Things on your resume not listed above

  • Mentor for the College of Agriculture  

Where do you want to end up: working within the industry near my hometown  

Advice for underclassman: Get involved!! Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone to try new things or make new friends! 

marlea with friends

Biggest takeaway from Purdue: Memories and friendships made that will last a lifetime!