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ASEC student elected MANRRS National Graduate Student President

May 19, 2020

As an undergraduate student, Zachary Brown studied animal science and played football at Southern University and A&M College. “Sports kept me busy. I didn’t have the time to pursue internships or join club activities like other students did.” With his focus largely on the team, Brown was not involved in other organizations.

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Theoneste Nzaranyimana

Student teaches agriculture to improve children’s lives

May 6, 2020

“I had heard about Purdue when I was in Africa; how it requires you to be smart and to work extra hard, but that the university is unique,” said Theoneste Nzaranyimana, “I was inspired that if I get into this university, my dream could come true.”

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3 Award Winners

Award-winning College of Agriculture mentors follow in others’ footsteps — and leave imprints of their own

May 5, 2020

The College of Agriculture’s outstanding student mentors and teaching assistant have one thing in common: Each benefited from impactful mentoring along their own paths to academic and personal success.

MS student Liz Alexander and PhD student Samira Fatemi are recipients of the 2020 Pathmaker Awards, sponsored by the Purdue Agricultural Alumni Association to recognize effective mentoring of undergraduate researchers-in-training and fellow graduate students. PhD candidate Jon Knott has been named the College of Agriculture’s 2020 Outstanding Teaching Assistant. Here, each award winner shares insights into the benefits of mentoring, both to their mentees and to themselves.

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Mentorship helps students find balance during crisis

April 30, 2020
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Purdue ASEC professors bring mentorship for underrepresented students to 13 land-grant institutions

April 27, 2020

Levon Esters and Neil Knobloch, professors in the Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication (ASEC) at Purdue University, recently received funding from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to establish a ¬mentorin…

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(Left to right) Cameron Mann, Justin Couetil and Stephen Schwartz

Award winners credit college’s contributions

April 15, 2020

Since 2003, 14 of the 36 G.A. Ross and Flora Roberts Award winners have been from the College of Agriculture. Justin Couetil, a biochemistry student, won the G.A. Ross Award in 2019. Cameron Mann won the Flora Roberts Award in 2017, representing agricultural communication and agribusiness.

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Purdue Agriculture’s 19 Most Read Stories of 2019

January 2, 2020
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Engineers keep cool while managing projects

December 19, 2019

by Courtney Maxwell It was a busy day in the Bechtel Innovation Design Center on Purdue’s campus. Immediately after walking in the door, the sound…

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Student cadet serves double duty

December 19, 2019

by Kristen Lansing When the early morning light just began to peek through the windows of Lambert Fieldhouse, Ryann Laky stood at attention in her…

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Students on the Street

December 19, 2019

Sum up your Purdue experience in two words.   “Caffeinated and memorable.” Sydneigh Berenda Biochemistry, senior, Rensselaer, Indiana “Diverse and challenging.” Noah Rider Animal sciences:…

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Program helps home-schoolers learn about agricultural sciences

December 19, 2019

by Sheradan Hill Twenty students from ages 8 to 14 gathered in a classroom last spring buzzing with excitement. They evaluated the bacteria growing in…

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Junior looks forward to growing family farm

December 19, 2019

by Kendell Combs Abby Holstine always thought she would return to the family farm. Her fondest memories are full of farm moments. She remembers riding…

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Even small actions make a big difference

December 19, 2019

by Peyton Keller Every summer, Ashley Dittman and her family traveled from their home in Lafayette, Indiana, to Ponce Inlet, Florida. When she arrived, Dittman…

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Competitive spirit helps chop down barriers

December 19, 2019

by Courtney Maxwell Imagine a forester. There’s probably a lot of flannel, a big bushy beard, an athletic build, and you’re probably picturing a man.…

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Growing plants about nurturing potential

December 19, 2019

by Audrey Halsey If you stepped inside Brittany Weerts’ greenhouse, the first thing you would notice is how beautiful, colorful, and organized the plants look. …

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Researcher taking the fight to cancer

December 19, 2019

by Kristen Lansing Christopher Roberts peers into the eyepieces of a microscope and rolls the knobs back and forth until the specimen on the slide…

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Borlaug Dialogue fuels students’ passion to make a difference

October 23, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Twelve undergraduates from the College of Agriculture recently attended the 2019 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa. Founded in…

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Dinner brings scholars and donors together

September 20, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  For students like Mikayla Applegate, an Agricultural Sciences Education and Communications (ASEC) senior, the scholarships she’s received over the years aren’t…

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Selfies with Poland’s President and other stories from this ASEC student’s trip abroad

July 15, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  During a trip to Poland in June, Courtney Dawn Kelley, incoming Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication (ASEC) senior, put her coursework…

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Jared Forgey in pasture overlooking cattle

Wide-open spaces fuel cowboy dreams

May 29, 2019

by Carley Myers At the Solid Rock Red Angus ranch in Limon, Colorado, Jared Forgey marveled at the sight of 1,200 head of cattle stretching…

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