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:
- Glenwood Cooperative
- Advisor (Andy Oppy)
Top five memories of your time at Purdue:
- Living in Glenwood Cooperative
- Football games and tailgates
- Basketball games
- Cooperative socials
- Grand Prix
Places you have been as a Purdue student: Ceres Solutions
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:
- Interning with Ceres Solutions
- Vice President of Glenwood Cooperative
- 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!
Biggest takeaway from Purdue: Memories and friendships made that will last a lifetime!