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NCTA “Aggie of the Year” CJ Monheiser of Hershey, Nebraska, at right, competed at the National Western Stock Dog Trials at Denver in January, with his dog, Addie. (NCTA / XP Ranch Photography)
Hershey cowboy is Aggie of the Year Friday, May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

By Mary Crawford. NCTA News 

CURTIS, Neb. – Clayton “CJ” Monheiser led his Class of 2020 as the Aggie of the Year in graduating from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

The livestock management major, a humble cowboy from Hershey, Nebraska, would likely cite friendships forged and his work with cattle, horses, and stock dogs as Aggie highlights.

To his classmates, teachers and campus administrators, however, they enjoy and appreciate his ethics, personality and can-do attitude.

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Students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture walk across campus on opening weekend last August. NCTA's academic year ended on May 7 with Honor Students announced this week. (Crawford/NCTA photo)
NCTA names Deans List, Honor Roll for Spring 2020 Thursday, May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Thirteen students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis had perfect 4.0 grade point averages for the spring semester.

An additional 52 Aggie students were named to the NCTA Honor Roll with a GPA of 3.5-3.99.

“Our Aggie students prove academic success time and time again,” said NCTA Interim Dean Kelly Bruns. “Even with the challenges of remote education and being off campus much of their final eight weeks, the students and faculty prevailed in meeting high academic goals.”

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Now in the workforce, Joli Brown of Waverly (seated) and Chloe Herrera of Alliance graduated May 7. In February, they were finishing their clinical rotation at the Dr. Walter Long Veterinary Technology Teaching Clinic at the NCTA campus. (Photo by M. Crawford / NCTA)
Strong demand in ag careers Tuesday, May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

Dean’s Message from Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

CURTIS, Neb. – Graduates from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture find the demand in the agricultural workforce is strong in all facets of the industry.

Last week, on May 7, I had the honor of introducing the NCTA Class of 2020 in a virtual commencement ceremony.  Over 120 degrees and certificates were conferred to the graduates by University of Nebraska Vice President Mike Boehm.

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A collection of images from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture greeted viewers on May 7 to kick off the digital commencement for NCTA graduates.
NCTA Aggies Class of 2020 Sunday, May 10, 2020

May 10, 2020

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture students honored May 7 in a virtual commencement ceremony were presented by NCTA Interim Dean Kelly Bruns.

Associate of science, associate of applied science, and program certificates were conferred by University of Nebraska Vice President Mike Boehm.

Academic highlights noted by NCTA Associate Dean Jennifer McConville included 37 of the students graduating with honors, with 18 as members of the academic honorary Phi Theta Kappa.

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Jocelyn Kennicutt put on her cap and gown to watch her virtual commencement from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. (Courtesy photo)
NCTA Aggies of 2020 unique class, year Sunday, May 10, 2020

May 10, 2020

By Mary Crawford, NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – The NCTA Aggie graduating class of 2020 will never forget their final two months of college or their virtual commencement on May 7.

A Wednesday night awards program and Thursday afternoon graduation from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis punctuated a two-month stretch of remote learning for their associate degrees.

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University of Nebraska President Ted Carter holds tuition at NCTA to $139 per credit hour for the next three years. (University of Nebraska photo)
NCTA tuition freezes at $139 per credit hour Saturday, May 9, 2020

May 9, 2020

From NCTA News and the University of Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – Tuition rates for the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture will remain at $139 per credit hour for the next three academic years, beginning this fall. The rate is the same for in-state and out-of-state residents.

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Shayla Woracek, far right, valedictorian of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Class of 2019 joins three classmates. (NCTA photo)
Salute to Aggie graduates and students Tuesday, May 5, 2020

May 5, 2020

Dean’s Message from Interim Dean Kelly Bruns, Ph.D.

Thursday (May 7) is graduation day at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.

While we could not hold a public graduation ceremony in Curtis this year with our students, we are saluting them on Thursday with a virtual graduation that is posted on our website at NCTA.UNL.EDU.

The ceremony for the Class of 2020 features messages from our students, University of Nebraska Vice President Mike Boehm, and Aggie Alumni Association President Ann Bruntz of Friend.

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University of Nebraska President Ted Carter last week records his commencement message to graduates at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis. An ideal recording location was the arboretum on NU's East Campus. (UNL photo)
NCTA virtual graduation is May 7 Tuesday, May 5, 2020

May 5, 2020

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – Nearly 120 degrees and certificates will be conferred May 7 through an online commencement at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

Students will be recognized for associate degrees and program certificates in a prerecorded ceremony scheduled for viewing at 2 p.m. C.T., said Kelly Bruns, PhD, interim dean of NCTA.

In addition to remarks by University of Nebraska President Ted Carter, Vice President Mike Boehm, and Regent Bob Phares, individual messages have been recorded by faculty to each graduate.

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All 12 resident assistants at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis will graduate May 7. (Arambula /NCTA photo)
Campus life is busy pace for Aggie RA’s Monday, May 4, 2020

May 6, 2020

By NCTA News

CURTIS, Neb. – All 12 student resident assistants at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are graduating from their home-away-from-home on May 7.

They leave as successful students and young adults, after helping students navigate campus and managing their own personal academic goals.

“We are very proud of this group of resident assistants, serving as reliable mainstays for our student population as the world faces unprecedented challenges,” said Jennifer McConville, NCTA associate dean.

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Grants will be distributed starting May 8 for Aggie students experiencing financial hardships due to COVID 19.  See MyNCTA for CARES Act applications. (NCTA file photo)
$200,000 in federal grants dedicated to NCTA Aggies Wednesday, April 29, 2020

April 29, 2020

The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture will distribute $200,000 in federal stimulus funding to support students facing financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The funds were provided by the U.S. Department of Education through the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) and are designed to prioritize aid to students based on their socioeconomic circumstances. 

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