December Degrees Awarded

December Degrees Awarded

December graduates may participate in the commencement ceremony scheduled for May 9, 2024. (Photo by Staci Blomstedt / NCTA News)
December graduates may participate in the commencement ceremony scheduled for May 9, 2024. (Photo by Staci Blomstedt / NCTA News)

January 17, 2024

By NCTA News

The twelve dedicated Aggie graduates receiving degrees or certificates in December are ready to impact the agriculture and animal health industries. December graduates may choose to walk in the commencement ceremony to be held on May 9, 2024.

Dean Larry Gossen congratulates them on their hard work completing the degree requirements: “The small size of our student population means we get to know our students very well. This is a special group of December graduates who have been great leaders, motivating and engaging with their peers. Several will continue on to advance their degrees, and others have already begun their careers.

Like all of our Aggie alums doing great things in the industry, we encourage them to share their success stories as they go along their journey. Congratulations and best wishes for success and happiness. We are proud of you!”

December 2023 Graduates

(Nebraska cities, unless otherwise noted.)

Agricultural Production Systems                                            

Dix – Mikayla Lee, AAS Diversified Agriculture

Grand Island – Kenya Nagel, AAS Equine Industry Mgt

Hazard – Makenna Renzelman, AAS Livestock Industry Mgt

Papillion – Emma Yarolimek, AAS Equine Industry Mgt

Paradise, CA – Christopher Keane, AAS Agricultural Equipment Mgt, Irrigation Technician Certificate          

Plainview – Jozlyn Anderson, AS Animal Science 

Veterinary Technology Systems                               

North Platte – Heather Nicholson, AAS Veterinary Assistant          

Valley City, ND – Eric Schaefer, AAS Animal Husbandry      

Part of the University of Nebraska system, the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is a two-

year institution with a statewide mission of preparing students for successful careers in agriculture,

veterinary technology, and related industries. NCTA is known for its affordable tuition, high job-

placement rate for its graduates and the success of student teams in competitive activities, including crops judging, ranch horse events, livestock judging, shotgun sports, stock dog trials, and

intercollegiate rodeo. The college is consistently ranked as one of the best two-year schools in the


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