College prep in the great outdoors
July 31, 2018
By NCTA News
Students and staff at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture pitched in recently for a bit of camaraderie and cleaning outdoors at the NCTA campus.
The final day of summer session is Friday. Fall semester begins August 20 with students moving back to campus and the community the weekend before.
Facilities and maintenance staff have had a busy summer with painting, repairs, deep cleaning in the residence halls and all campus buildings, said Jennifer McConville, associate dean.
“We have been fortunate to host many special events this summer such as livestock judging camp, conservation groups, UNL CUSP scholars from Rwanda for three weeks, and the upcoming Youth Agronomy Field Day on August 8,” McConville said.
“We love hosting guests and students of all ages to the NCTA campus!”
Many of the summer session students who attended 8-week programs were enrolled in the Veterinary Technology courses. They pitched in as volunteers, as well, for beautification efforts around the Vet Tech complex.
Staff and faculty helped pull weeds along walkways and among shrubs and flower beds on two different Friday mornings. They picked up any litter and helped make the campus sparkle.
“The plentiful rainfall this summer has the campus looking healthy and green,” said McConville. “We are ahead of the weeds, for now.”
Community members will welcome NCTA students, staff and faculty for a picnic on Sunday, August 19, the day before classes begin.
The NCTA calendar is posted with news and events on the NCTA home page at ncta.unl.edu.Download a PDF of this press release