Student Achievement News, Spring 2011

Food Pantry For Students, By Students Opens Its Doors

As part of a class assignment, students in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition Transfer and Major Change Learning Community were asked to think about ways to help support food assistance needs in the community.  The result was planning an on-campus food pantry.  The SHOP (Students Helping Our Peers) opened in February in the Food Sciences Building.  Pictured are the organization’s officers (front to back) Andrew Pugh, Sarah Schwanebeck, Hailey Boudreau, Melissa Van Norden, Kelsey Webb, Kara Moss, Amanda Haffarnan and Tania Lee.  The opening of the SHOP garnered national television coverage and a spot in an Inside Higher Ed article.

Student Judging Teams Rank High

  • Turf Club, first place, Collegiate Turf Bowl Competition Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (ninth win in 10 years)
  • Intercollegiate Dairy Judging Team, first place, Accelerated Genetics Intercollegiate Dairy Judging Contest
  • Livestock Judging Team, high team overall Northern Lights Contest, high team honors Sioux Empire Farm Show, and second high team overall at Aksarben
  • Crops Judging Team, first place Ag Knowledge Bowl, second place Crops Contest North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture
  • Soil Judging Team, first place, American Society of Agronomy Region 5 Collegiate Soil Judging Contest
  • Dairy Products Evaluation Team, second in team all-product at the 89th National Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest
  • Food Product Development Team, fourth in the American Association of Cereal Chemists product development contest

Ag And Life Sciences Man And Woman Of The Year

Elizabeth Baudler, senior in animal science, and Jacob Hunter, senior in agricultural and life sciences education, were named the 2011 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Ag Woman and Ag Man of the Year as part of the Ag Day celebration in March.  Awardees are selected by their peers on the college student council based on “recognizing a true ambassador of agriculture that positively promotes agriculture through college clubs and industry relations and shows a passion for the agricultural and life sciences industry.”

Hail To The Chief

Dakota Hoben (left), senior in agricultural business, was elected president of the Government of the Student Body in March.  He and Vice President Jared Knight, junior in political science, won the executive slate with a platform focused on “The Three ‘Cs’: clubs, classroom and community.”