Today’s student pursuing a four-year degree in agricultural sciences could be the envy of their peers. Job growth and demand across a wide range of employment opportunities is healthy and growing. According to a recent USA Today article, more than 50,000 new jobs will be created annually between 2010 and 2015 in agriculture, food and renewable natural resource areas. For the growing population of Cornell’s Agricultural Sciences major alumni, internship and post-graduate opportunities abound. More than 95 percent of the 83 graduates since the first in 2008 are employed in the agricultural industry or pursuing related graduates studies.
Last weekend our largest class of graduates crossed the finish line. We couldn’t be more proud! Best of luck and keep in touch.
Pictured left to right, back row: Caleb Handy, Benjamin Lott, Caleb Burlee, Allison Strub, Derek Zerkowski, Timothy Zimicki, Ryan Devlin, Ava Ryan, Ryan Amberg, Maxwell Torrey. Second row: Yuriy Moshkovskiy, Elias Barber, Jill Marshall, Caroline Salisbury, Peter Christine, Zhouchen Feng, Alonso Alcaraz, Maude Theo Matthai, Leigh Archer. First row: Valerie Bollinger, Peninah Feldman, Ag Sciences director Toni DiTommaso, Myra Manning, Cathryn Dymond, Nicole Huynh, Schuyler Dalton.
Last week seniors Ava Ryan and Derek Zerkowski were honored at the annual Dean’s awards reception for their outstanding academic accomplishments. Ava received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, a prestigious honor recognizing select seniors who integrate academic excellence with accomplishments in leadership, athletics, community service and the arts. Derek received the Academic Excellence Award for earning the highest GPA of graduates in the major. Ava and Derek, we’re humbled by your accomplishments!