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The Class of 2017 received 88 degrees on May 4. (Crawford/NCTA Photo)
The Aggie road to success Tuesday, May 9, 2017

May 9, 2017

NCTA Dean’s Message

by Ron Rosati, Ph.D.

The students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture have wrapped up an amazing year!

In the past week, we celebrated awards activities, inducted new initiates into the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, and conferred 88 certificates and degrees to the Class of 2017 at commencement last Thursday.

The futures of our graduates will be exciting and varied.

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NCTA livestock judging camp is May 24-25 in Curtis. (Chandler/NCTA)
NCTA to host Standard of Excellence Livestock Judging Camp Tuesday, May 9, 2017

May 9, 2017

By NCTA News                                                                                     

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University Vice President Mike Boehm asks graduates at the Nebraska College of Techical Agriculture commencement on Thursday to acknowledge those who encouraged them toward academic and career goals. (C. Hauptman / NCTA photo)
Duty calls to NCTA Aggie graduates Thursday, May 4, 2017

May 4, 2017

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News                                                                                     

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Inductees of Phi Theta Kappa at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, Curtis at a ceremony on Wednesday, included front, from left: Karlee Johnson, Jessica Schumacher, Emily Bauer, Hannah Hale, Cassie Bratton, and Bailey Hinrichs. Back row, from left, Jentrie Maurer, Kourtney Monheiser, Sheila Reichmuth, Wade Vallery, Dalon Koubek, Courtney Leach, and Kristian Seberger. (Crawford/NCTA Photo)
NCTA inducts 17 to Phi Theta Kappa Thursday, May 4, 2017

May 4, 2017

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. - Seventeen students were installed Wednesday as new members into the Alpha Iota Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society in Curtis.

Students of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture gathered with parents, friends and current PTK members at the Education Center auditorium.

Semester finals were complete and commencement events opened with the annual induction ceremony before commencement at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. The academic honorary recognizes the academic achievements of two-year college students.

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Greg Ibach, Nebraska Director of Agriculture
NCTA Commencement is May 4 Thursday, May 4, 2017

May 4, 2017

By NCTA News

A Nebraskan who is a lifelong agriculturist and industry leader will deliver the commencement address to the Class of 2017 at the University of Nebraska’s College of Technical Agriculture.

Greg Ibach, director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, will be the keynote speaker for the Class of 2017 Aggie graduates of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

The ceremony is at 1:30 p.m. on May 4 at the Curtis Memorial Community Center, 201 Garlick Avenue.

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Professor Ricky Sue Barnes Wach, DVM, visited Grand Island with students (from left) Carli Johnson of Hastings, Rachel Schmitz of O`Neill and Sarah Waltemath of Elm Creek. The students are in NCTA’s Veterinary Technology program.  (Courtesy photo)
Aggies on track with equine care Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May 3, 2017

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. - First-hand experience and opportunities to see veterinary care in action are some of the best teaching tools in the stable.

This week, at a veterinary clinic which specializes in equine care, three students from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis stepped into that surgical classroom.

“Our field trip to the Equine Veterinary Associates clinic in Grand Island was an awesome experience,” says Rachel Schmitz, an NCTA second-year veterinary technology student from O’Neill.

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Nearly 90 degrees and certificates will be awarded on May 4, 2017. (Crawford/NCTA Photo)
Welcome to NCTA Commencement Week Monday, May 1, 2017

May 1, 2017 by NCTA Dean Ron Rosati                                                               

Commencement and Spring semester finals week at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture started with a surprise snowstorm on Sunday.

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Faculty colleagues Dr. Doug Smith, center of second row, and Mary Rittenhouse, at right back row, joined standing, from left, Jennifer McConville, Dr. Brad Ramsdale and Eric Reed at the 2016 NCTA Commencement. Front row, from left, is Regent Bob Phares of North Platte, now-UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green (IANR VIce Chancellor last year), University President Hank Bounds, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and NCTA Dean Ron Rosati.
NCTA faculty Rittenhouse and Smith nominated to be associate professors Monday, April 24, 2017

April 27, 2017

By NCTA News                                                                                

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Tee Bush, horticulture and math professor, at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, is coordinating a new recycling initiative at the college’s campus in Curtis. (Craig Chandler photo)
College promotes recycling for Earth Day Friday, April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017                                                                      

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News  

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STVMA students who helped with the 2017 Spring NCTA Pet Spa were, from left to right, back row: Jordan Bayliss, Albert City, Iowa; Ashley Matson, Elm Creek; Kati Mannel, Gothenburg; Carli Johnson, Hastings; Brittany Koperski, St. Paul; Kelley Rosati, Maple Grove, Minnesota; and MacKenzie Walker, Arthur. Seated are, Eva Oliver, Merriman, and Payton Peterson, Bertrand.  (Courtesy Photo)
Scrub-a-dub-dub at NCTA Spa Day Thursday, April 20, 2017

April 20, 2017

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

Dogs and cats were pampered and veterinary technician students chalked up practical learning experiences at a recent “Spa Day” at their college in Curtis.

The Student Technicians of Veterinary Medicine Association (STVMA) from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis hosted their popular spring cleaning, a biannual Spa Day on April 8.

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