Aggie mid-year graduates

Aggie mid-year graduates

Chantelle Schulz completed her Associate of Science degree in agricultural education in 2019.
Chantelle Schulz completed her Associate of Science degree in agricultural education in 2019.

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.

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