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Advanced Search Welcomes Five Collegiate Ambassadors to the Team
January 03, 2008

Clinton NC - is excited to welcome our new 2008 Collegiate Ambassadors.  The Ambassador Program rotates across several universities with strong agriculture-related colleges, throughout North America.  These students act as a liaison between,’s partnership clients, and their student body.  Throughout the semester, ambassadors will educate their peers about the numerous career and internship opportunities posted on by partnership clients, as well as important skills needed to achieve their ideal career in the agriculture industry.   Please join in welcoming the 2008 Ambassadors. 
Keri Connelly is a second year Master's degree candidate in Agricultural Extension and Education at Pennsylvania State University where she studies Agricultural Safety and Health.  During her time there, Keri has worked with several insurance companies to raise awareness of farm safety. Currently, Keri serves as the Vice President of the Agricultural Extension and Education Graduate Student Association.  Keri also spent her undergraduate career at Penn State.  During those years, she gained valuable experience as a Farm Safety intern. Keri’s experiences include creating and evaluating public health programs, public speaking, and assisting with research.  After obtaining her Master's degree in June, Keri will pursue a career in promoting agricultural safety and health.
Shauna Carter is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in animal science with an emphasis in business.  She is currently the treasurer of the Saddle & Sirloin Club.  She is also one of the current co-chairs for the Badger Kick-off Classic Steer & Heifer Show which is hosted by the Saddle & Sirloin Club every December.  Shauna is also active on campus in the Association of Women in Agriculture.  During the summer of 2007, she completed an internship with the Wisconsin Beef Council in the marketing department.  Current and past leadership positions and internships have allowed Shauna to gain experience in developing and presenting programs for a variety of groups.  Following graduation in December 2008, she plans to obtain a career in promotions and education in the agriculture industry.
Josh VanDeWalle is a senior at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, double majoring in Animal Science and Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication.  Josh is very active in Alpha Gamma Sigma Fraternity as well as serving as an Animal Science Ambassador for the university.  Earlier in the spring of 2008, Josh spent several weeks in New Zealand as part of a university-sponsored learning experience.  Josh has held numerous internships in the agricultural industry including a Field Sales Internship with Monsanto and a research position with the Nebraska Corn Board.  Additionally, Josh is co-owner of JMS Cattle Company which raises Polled Hereford Cattle for seedstock.  Upon his graduation Josh plans to purse a career in the agricultural industry. 
Jamie Questo is currently a junior at California Polytechnic in San Luis Obispo. She is majoring in Agri-Business with a minor in Dairy Science.  She is currently the membership coordinator for Alpha Zeta Honorary Fraternity.  She has been involved with Sigma Alpha Professional Sorority for three years including serving as treasurer, as well as the fundraiser committee chairman. She has participated in “Ag in the Classroom” program by teaching elementary students the importance of agriculture. She will be attending the upcoming Western Fair Association Conference in San Diego to help her understand the fair industry and broaden her horizons.  She is working for the California’s

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