Aggie mid-year graduates
January 27, 2020
By NCTA News
CURTIS, Neb. – Nine students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis completed their academic programs for an Associate Degree in December.
All nine received degrees in Agriculture Production Systems (APS) with various emphasis areas.
The graduates, all Nebraskans, are listed by town, APS and study emphasis:
Madisyn Cutler, Elsie, APS, livestock management
Rylee Ehmke, Weeping Water, APS, livestock management
Sarah Fitzgerald, Doniphan, APS, equine management
Kohltin Lund, Bridgeport, APS, diversified agriculture
Kayla Mues, Cambridge, APS, agriculture education
Amanda Schmidt, Stanton, APS, agriculture education
Chantelle Schulz, McCool Junction, APS, agriculture education
Samuel Vinton, Mullen, APS, livestock management
Anna Whyman, Lincoln, APS, animal science
Of the Aggie graduates, the three majoring in agricultural education have transferred to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for 2+2 bachelor’s degrees. They are on track with UNL’s Agriculture, Leadership, Education and Communications (ALEC) program to join the ranks of high school teachers and FFA advisors by the fall of 2022.
Four graduates are applying their skills in farm or ranch production enterprises with their family members or employment in their home regions.
One graduate is working this spring and summer before her return to Curtis. “I plan on coming back in the fall for agribusiness management as a second degree to open more career options.”
Another has remained in Curtis with part-time employment while taking online classes from Chadron State College to earn a bachelor’s degree.
NCTA conducts one commencement annually. Students can join their classmates for graduation ceremonies each May. The 2020 ceremony will be Thursday, May 7 at the Curtis Community Center.Download a PDF of this press release