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National firm ranks NCTA among top 2 percent in U.S. Thursday, August 25, 2016

August 25, 2016
By NCTA News Service                                   

Curtis, Neb. – The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture has been ranked ninth in the nation by a personal-finance website which measured colleges offering two-year academic programs.

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McKenzie Beals, 2015 graduate of NCTA, gained hands-on experience with rescue elephants as part of her experience in Thailand  (Photo © 2016 Loop Abroad)
Former NCTA Valedictorian Travels to Thailand to Save Elephants Thursday, August 25, 2016

August 25, 2016
Submitted by Krista Andberg
Loop Abroad

This summer, McKenzie Beals, valedictorian of the 2015 class of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, spent two weeks in Thailand helping animals and learning hands-on what it’s like to be a veterinarian. Traveling with the Boston-based Loop Abroad, McKenzie was part of a small team that volunteered giving care at a dog shelter and then spent a week working directly with rescued elephants at an elephant sanctuary.

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Taylor Rossenbach, header in this team roping photo, is the new coach of NCTA Aggie Rodeo. (Courtesy Photo)
NCTA Aggies name new rodeo coach Thursday, August 25, 2016

Aug. 25, 2016
By NCTA News Service                                                                          

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Hands on fun at NCTA's interactive STEM area learning about animal science at the 2015 Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island.
NCTA Aggies and STEM featured at the 2016 Nebraska State Fair Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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New Student Orientation Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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UNSTA Class of 1971
NCTA Aggies recognize alumni honorees Wednesday, July 6, 2016

By NCTA News Service
Curtis, Neb. – Aggies from Alaska to Illinois returned to their high school and college alma mater in Nebraska to celebrate more than eight decades of history.

The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture alumni reunion drew more than 140 registrants. The largest contingent was the Class of ’71 from the University of Nebraska School of Technical Agriculture (UNSTA), with 21 graduates.

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Jennifer Rittenhouse McConville
NCTA associate dean named college reviewer Wednesday, July 6, 2016

By NCTA News Service

Jennifer Rittenhouse McConville instituted a college budget, gained a new title and soon adds a new skill on her resume as an accreditation reviewer.

McConville has served as assistant dean of finance and operations at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis since January, 2015.

One of the primary responsibilities for the former agribusiness assistant professor was to revamp the institution’s annual budgetary process that began July 1, 2015, and balance spending.

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(Lexus Kelsch Barrel Racing/Photo Credit: Boaz Dov Elkes)
Aggie barrel racer wins fifth at nationals Tuesday, June 21, 2016

June 21, 2016

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Joe Calvo signs with NCTA livestock team Thursday, June 16, 2016

Joe Calvo of Bassett, Nebraska, recently signed a letter of intent with the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis to join the NCTA livestock judging team and major in livestock industry management.

NCTA Livestock Judging Team Coach Douglas Smith and NCTA Dean Ron Rosati met with Joe and his, father, Rick Calvo, seated at left during NCTA’s Standard of Excellence Livestock Camp at the NCTA campus.

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Douglas Smith Ph.D.
NCTA Ag Education named top program Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Kearney, Neb. – The agricultural education program at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis had been named Outstanding Post-Secondary Program in the state.

The Nebraska Agricultural Education Association recognized Dr. Douglas Smith of Curtis during its annual meeting in Kearney last week.

Smith, who is an assistant professor and livestock judging coach, is chairman of NCTA’s Animal Science and Agricultural Education in Agricultural Production Systems.

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