A Sunday visit at NCTA

A Sunday visit at NCTA

Interim Dean Kelly Bruns coordinates future campus projects with Barbara Berg, chair of NCTA Veterinary Technology. (NCTA photo)
Interim Dean Kelly Bruns coordinates future campus projects with Barbara Berg, chair of NCTA Veterinary Technology. (NCTA photo)

Oct. 30, 2019                                                                                                                      

NCTA Dean’s Message

By Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

Please join me at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture this Sunday afternoon for a special community forum as we welcome the individual who may become the next president of the University of Nebraska.

An NCTA Community Forum and reception with Admiral Walter “Ted” Carter Jr., retired superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, will be at 3 p.m. at our Nebraska Agriculture Industry Education Center, near Siminoe Avenue and University Road.

It is an honor to welcome Admiral Carter to our wonderful community and campus.

He is looking forward to meeting with and hearing from Nebraskans, and at Curtis specifically the individuals, families and constituencies of NCTA.

Admiral Carter was named on Friday by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents as the priority candidate to become the eighth president to lead NCTA along with the other four campuses and all facilities of the University.

District 7 Regent Bob Phares of North Platte called to share with me that he is hosting Admiral Carter on visits to Curtis, North Platte and Scottsbluff among other sites during a 30-day study and listening tour of the state.

This is your opportunity to provide direct input about NCTA programs and our mission:

“The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is devoted to a statewide mission of preparing students for successful careers in agriculture, veterinary technology, and related industries. The college provides open access to innovative technical education resulting in associate degrees, certificates, and other credentials.”

So, on Sunday, please plan to join our NCTA Aggie students, faculty and staff in meeting Admiral Carter.

Celebrating our FFA members

We are proud of all FFA members in Nebraska high schools and in the nation’s FFA chapters.

Several NCTA students, recruiter Casey Gathje and Collegiate FFA advisor Doug Smith are in Indianapolis this week for the 92nd National FFA Convention.

Congratulations to 13 NCTA students who are receiving their American FFA Degrees on Saturday in a ceremony at Indianapolis. You can watch livestreaming of the convention and the awards session. See https://convention.ffa.org/schedule/streaming/

Bravo to Ethan and Tyler Aschenbrenner, Scottsbluff; Colton Bell, York; Camryn Evans. DeWitt; Audrey Heinz, Eaton, Colo.; Emily Kammerer, Sutherland; Jocelyn Kennicutt and John Lauer, Gothenburg ; Kayla Mues, Cambridge; Nina Parry, Genoa; Brittany Pellatz, Plainview; Aurora Urwiler, Laurel; and Camden Wilke,  Columbus.

These are outstanding youth leaders in American agriculture, and representatives of our student body here at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Upcoming events

Oct. 31:  NCTA Trunk or Treat event, 6-7:30 p.m.,  Indoors at Ed Center

Nov. 2: Goat & Sheep Producers Conference, 9:30 a.m., LTC

Nov. 3: Public Community Forum with Ted Carter, 3 p.m., Ed Center

Nov. 7:  NCTA Career Fair, 9 a.m. to noon, Ed Center

Nov. 9: Mobile Food Pantry, 9-11:30 a.m., Student Activity Center

See you soon at some of these events on campus. Go Aggies!

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