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1940s

David Hsi (MS – Agronomy, ’49) is a professor emeritus at New Mexico State University. Hsi received his doctorate in agronomy and plant genetics from the University of Minnesota in 1951. He is the recipient of the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Alumni Society. He’s an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow and is listed in Marquis’ “Who’s Who in America” and “Who’s Who in the World.” Hsi resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Capt. Charles M. “Chuck” Walker
(BSA – Dairy Science Manufacturing, ’49) retired from the U.S. Navy, where he was a naval aviator, in 1977, after more than 31 years. In 1996, he retired after 18 years at Jacksonville University, where he was the director of alumni and parent relations. Walker resides in Jacksonville, Florida.

1960s

Robert W. Powitz (BSA – Agriculture, ’64) is the principal forensic sanitarian for R.W. Powitz & Associates P.C. Powitz is the recipient of the National Environmental Health Association’s 2017 Walter S. Mangold Award, which honors individuals for their outstanding contributions to the environmental health profession. He resides in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
Gerald Smith (BSA – Agricultural Economics, ’64) is a self-employed real estate appraiser. Smith resides in Americus, Georgia.

James Wightman
(BSA – Plant Pathology, ’64) is an independent contractor with expertise in metals and ceramics. He designs and sells high-temperature metal, carbon fiber and ceramic fixtures. Wightman resides in Milford, Pennsylvania.

Tommy Perkins
(BSA – Agronomy, ’66) is retired. Perkins resides in Statham, Georgia.

1970s

Harry Sloan (BSA – Animal Science, ’70) retired after spending eight years in the U.S. Navy’s nuclear program and 35 years in Duke Energy’s nuclear department. Sloan lives in Troutman, North Carolina, on Lake Norman.

Alexander “Lex” Kromhout (BSA – Agricultural Economics, ’71) is the owner/manager of The Hammock Ranch Preserve LLC. Kromhout resides in Vero Beach, Florida.

Jackson Phillip Keathley (Ph.D. – Entomology, ’72) is president of J. Phillip Keathley LLC. Keathley resides in Greenbrier, Tennessee.

Marvin Dewberry (BSA – Animal Science, ’73) is retired. Before retirement, he worked for University of Georgia Cooperative Extension for 10 years; Home Depot for 19 years, where he was an assistant manager for three of those years; and two years as an H&R Block tax professional. He also owned a garden center for three years. Dewberry resides in Bremen, Georgia.

Randy Drinkard (MS – Horticulture, ’75) is a retired University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent. The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences employed Drinkard for 35 years, from 1980 to 2015. He resides in Marietta, Georgia.

Hiram Larew (BSA – Horticulture, ’75) retired as director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Center for International Programs in 2015. He currently serves as a global food security specialist and adjunct professor for the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. He holds similar appointments at Oregon State University and Montana State University. Larew resides in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

William Edmunds (Ph.D. – Food Science, ’76) is retired. Edmunds resides in Plainfield, New Jersey.

John A. Ramay
(Ph.D. – Agricultural Leadership, ’76) is a retired agricultural education instructor. He now spends his time serving and helping others. Ramay resides in Hazlehurst, Georgia.

William Smith (BSA – Agronomy, ’76) is the golf course superintendent for the Country Club of Columbus. He was inducted into the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association’s Hall of Fame in 2015. Smith resides in Pine Mountain, Georgia.

Tommy Coleman
(MS – Soil Genesis and Classification, ’77) retired from Alabama A&M University, where he was a professor. Coleman resides in Huntsville, Alabama.

Jerry L. Edwards (BSA – Horticulture, ’77) is the president of J&D Properties. Edwards resides in Roswell, Georgia.

Ben Treen (BSA – Biological Science, ’77) is a physician. He joined United Dermatology Associates’ Mansfield and Arlington, Texas, offices as the procedural and Mohs surgeon in September. Treen resides in Arlington.

John Ellsworth (BSA – Dairy Science, ’78) is the president of Success Strategies Inc. Following prior career roles in consulting and commercial banking, Ellsworth spent the last 19 years as a finance and strategy consultant working with agricultural clients in the dairy, wine grape and almond industries. He resides in Kansas City, Missouri.

Thomas Carter (BSA – Agricultural Economics, ’79) is the executive director of the Georgia Development Authority. Carter resides in Jersey, Georgia.

1980s

Jo Phillips (BSA – Horticulture, ’80) is the horticulture manager for Hills & Dales Estate. Phillips resides in Warm Springs, Georgia.

Paul B. Tillman (BSA – Biological Science, ’80; MS – Poultry Science, ’84) started his own consulting company, Poultry Technical Nutrition Services, in 2006. He received the Poultry Science Association’s USPOULTRY Distinguished Poultry Industry Career Award at the association’s 2017 annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, for his more-than-30-year career in animal agriculture. Tillman resides in Buford, Georgia.
Cristian Lopez (BSA – Agricultural Economics, ’81) retired from his position as a telecommunications technician. Lopez resides in Brookhaven, Georgia.

Rick Nelson (BSA – Agronomy and Horticulture, ’81) is a horticulturist for the city of Acworth, Georgia. Nelson resides in Acworth.

Michael Kogut (Ph.D. – Poultry Science, ’83) is a research microbiologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service. Kogut resides in College Station, Texas.
Bill Reynierson (BSA – Ornamental Horticulture, ’83) is the owner of The Green Reyno. Reynierson resides in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

W. Franklin Evans (BSA – Entomology, ’84) is the ninth president of Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. Prior to accepting this position, he was the interim president of South Carolina State University, where he also served as provost and chief academic officer. Evans resides in Denmark, South Carolina.

Mark Tribby (BSA – Biology, ’84) is the owner of Hill High Animal Hospital with his father and fellow veterinarian, David Tribby. Both are graduates of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. They opened their latest veterinary hospital in Augusta, Georgia, this year. Mark Tribby resides in Augusta.

Manjur Chowdhury
(Ph.D. – Entomology, ’85) is the CEO of SAFEWAY Bangladesh. Chowdhury resides in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Jean Bertrand (Ph.D. – Animal and Dairy Science, ’87), the associate dean for undergraduate studies at Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, received the 2017 Distinguished Educator Award from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture organization.

Johnny Bryan (MS – Agricultural Economics, ’87) is the market president of Colony Bank. Bryan resides in Sylvester, Georgia.

David Golden (MS – Food Science, ’87; Ph.D. – Food Science, ’91) was named the executive assistant to the president at the University of Tennessee in December 2016. Golden resides in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Nancy Smallwood (BSA – Agricultural Communication, ’88) was recently hired as the Hall County, Georgia, grants manager after completing a contract position as a U.S. Department of Agriculture peer team review leader and a Department of Education 21st Century grant reviewer. She obtained more than $11 million in grants for various northeastern Georgia government agencies.

Dixie Truelove
(BSA – Dairy Science, ’88), vice president of Truelove Dairy Inc. and University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Alumni Association board treasurer, has been named to the UGA Board of Visitors Class of 2017-2019. She also received Leadership Georgia’s E. Dale Threadgill Community Service Award. Truelove and her husband, Mike Smith, reside in Clermont, Georgia.

1990s

Brad Smith (BSA – Poultry Science, ’90), a graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, is a veterinarian and the owner of Animal Wellness Hospital of Highlands. Smith resides in Clayton, Georgia.

Joanne Sullivan (BSA – Agricultural Economics, ’90) is the Southeast medical sales manager for Evolve BioSystems. Sullivan resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Cathleen (Collett) Williams (MS – Dairy Science, ’91) is a professor and curriculum coordinator at the Louisiana State University School of Animal Sciences. Williams resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Stanley L. Beasley (BSA – Ornamental Horticulture, ’93) was promoted to landscape buildings supervisor for the Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, Landscape Management Division, where he’s been employed for over 21 years. Beasley is in charge of crews responsible for landscaping around Athens-Clarke County government buildings as well as decorating the downtown Athens business district for Christmas each year and installing the community Christmas tree and the lights in the large oak trees on Clayton and Broad streets.

Diane Helton (BSA – Animal Science, ’93) is an IV pharmacy technician at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton, Georgia. Helton resides in Cohutta, Georgia.

Lee Brown (BSA – Agricultural Education, ’94) is the president of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association. He is self-employed as the owner of Southland Power Fence and Equipment Company in Colbert, Georgia. Brown resides in Comer, Georgia.

Bo Warren (BSA – Agribusiness, ’95) is the policy director at the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Warren resides in Monroe, Georgia.

Paula (Nail) Lay (BSA – Animal Science, ’96) is a nurse practitioner in Emory Healthcare’s cardiovascular intensive care unit. Lay resides in Locust Grove, Georgia.

Rongrong Li (Ph.D. – Food Science, ’98) is a senior food scientist with Lakeview Farms in West Chester/Delphos, Ohio. Li has been working as research scientist, product developer or sensory project manager in poultry, flavor and meat companies since 1999. She resides in West Chester, Ohio.

Angela Rocio Camargo Nino (MS – Food Science, ’99) is a senior quality assurance manager at Panera Bread. She resides in Richmond Heights, Missouri.

2000s

Brian Lucas (BSA – Environmental Soil Science, ’00) is the owner of Lucas Soil Evaluation. Lucas reides in Waverly Hall, Georgia.

Daniel Singleton (BSA – Plant Pathology, ’00; MPPPM – Plant Protection and Pest Management, ’01) is a physician and the owner of Marion Family Medicine PC in Buena Vista, Georgia. Following graduation, Singleton served in the Peace Corps for three years, then attended medical school at Mercer University and graduated in 2010. He returned to Georgia in 2013 after a residency in family medicine in South Carolina and has been practicing medicine in his hometown of Buena Vista ever since.

Jimmy Greer (BSA – Horticulture, ’01) is a transformer parts specialist at PSC Parts Super Center. Greer resides in Rome, Georgia.

Brad Merry
(BSA – Agribusiness, ’01) is the owner of Merry Lumber Company and its sister company, EverStake. Merry resides in Augusta, Georgia.

Drew Benson
(BSA – Poultry Science, ’02; Ph.D. – Poultry Science, ’06) is an assistant professor in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department of Poultry Science. He is responsible for teaching “Avian Anatomy and Physiology,” “Introductory Poultry Science” and “Avian Biomedical Techniques” courses. He also conducts research in poultry reproductive physiology.

Krishaun Caldwell
(MFT – Food Science Technology, ’02) is a senior microbiologist at PAR Pharmaceutical. Caldwell resides in Huntsville, Alabama.

Caryn Doerr
(BSA – Food Science, ’02) graduated with a master’s degree in product design and development management from Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and the Segal Design Institute in June. Doerr resides in Chicago.

Jessica Eubank
(BSA – Animal Science, ’00; MED – Agricultural Education, ’02) is the 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences agent for University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in McDuffie County. She previously taught middle and high school science classes. Eubank resides in Washington, Georgia.

Amanda Freeman (BSA – Biological Science, ’02) is a science teacher for the Emanuel County, Georgia, Board of Education. She received her master’s degree in teaching from Georgia College (formerly Georgia College and State University) in 2008 and a specialist degree in instructional technology from Kennesaw State University in 2015. Freeman resides in Adrian, Georgia.

Stephanie Ray Butcher (BSA – Animal Science, ’03; BSA – Dairy Science, ’03), the coordinator for University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in Coweta County, received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.

Timothy Daly (MS – Entomology, ’03) works for University of Georgia Cooperative Extension as the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent in Gwinnett County. Daly resides in Snellville, Georgia.

Briley Edwards (BSA – Agricultural Economics, ’03) is the vice president of commercial lending at Colony Bank. Edwards resides in Cordele, Georgia.

Clay Talton (BSA – Animal Science, ’03; MS – Animal Science, ’06) is the associate director of field services for Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB). He worked for University of Georgia Cooperative Extension before becoming GFB Second District field representative. He was also on the GFB Young Farmer Committee and won the bureau’s Young Farmer Excellence in Agriculture Award in 2013. Talton resides in Macon, Georgia.

Lee Gross (BSES – Environmental Economics and Management, ’04) joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service as a senior international agricultural program specialist in the Office of Capacity Building and Development. Gross is based in Washington, D.C.

John Hutchens (BSA – Animal Science, ’04) is a veterinarian for Westmoreland and Slappey Animal Hospital in Perry, Georgia. His work with Convenia and Apoquel to relieve a dog’s severe skin infection, caused by allergies, was recently highlighted in a marketing campaign for Zoetis. Hutchens resides in Perry.

Shine Taylor
(BSA – Biological Science, ’04; MS – Entomology, ’06) is the field development representative in Florida and Puerto Rico for DuPont Crop Protection, focusing on vegetable and citrus production. In April, he became product development manager for insecticides in the U.S. as well. Taylor resides in Bradenton, Florida.  

Stephen E. Lumor
(MS – Food Science, ’05; Ph.D. – Food Science, ’08) is a senior scientist with IOI Loders Croklaan in Channahon, Illinois. Lumor resides in Romeoville, Illinois.

Ray Daniels (BSA – Agribusiness, ’06) is the head of marketing of professional pest management and vector control for Bayer. Daniels resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Shimat Joseph
(MS – Entomology, ’06; Ph.D. – Entomology, ’10) is the new University of Georgia Cooperative Extension turfgrass entomologist, based on the UGA Griffin campus. Joseph will lead the arthropod integrated pest management programs for turfgrass and ornamentals in Georgia and will work with the UGA Turfgrass Team, Extension personnel, growers and industry representatives to deliver insect management plans for turfgrass and ornamentals. Joseph resides in Peachtree City, Georgia.

Katie Murray (BSA – Agricultural Education, ’06) is the admissions counselor for the University of Georgia Tifton campus. She resides in Moultrie, Georgia.

Jordan Shaw
(BSA – Food Science, ’06) is a food safety manager with Sysco, based in Des Moines, Iowa. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business from the University of Iowa. Shaw resides in West Des Moines.

Billy Skaggs
(MAL – Agricultural Leadership, ’06) is the certification program manager for the Georgia Crop Improvement Association. He also serves as the executive director of the Georgia Seed Association and as the secretary of the Georgia Soybean Commodity Commission. Skaggs resides in Gainesville, Georgia.

Rebecca A. Creasy (BSA – Food Science, ’07) is a faculty member in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University. She serves as an advisor for the Texas A&M Institute of Food Technologists Student Association and coaches students in the Maroon and White Leadership Fellows program. Creasy resides in College Station, Texas.

Brenda Jackson (MS – Animal Science, ’07) is the county coordinator for University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s Murray County office. Jackson resides in Chatsworth, Georgia.

Zachary R. Lumpkin (BSA – Agricultural Education, ’07) is an agriculture teacher for Whitfield County, Georgia, Schools. Lumpkin resides in Dalton, Georgia.

Ashley Sealy (BSA – Agriscience and Environmental Systems, ’07) is the geographic information system (GIS) and data coordinator for Mitchell Electric Membership Cooperative (EMC). Sealy resides in Camilla, Georgia.

Chris Chammoun (BSA – Agricultural Economics, ’08) is the director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Agribusiness in Tifton, Georgia.

Sungeun Cho
(MS – Food Science, ’08; Ph.D. – Horticulture, ’12) is an assistant professor at Michigan State University. Cho resides in East Lansing, Michigan.

Ali McDaniel (BSA – Food Science, ’08) graduated with a master’s degree in business administration from Georgia State University in 2016. She resides in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Jacob Segers (BSA – Animal Science, ’08; MS – Animal Science, ’10) is an assistant professor of animal science and a Cooperative Extension beef cattle specialist at the University of Georgia. Segers resides in Tifton, Georgia.

Marcus Jones (BSES – Environmental Resource Science, ’09) is the president of MJ Realty Service PLLC. Jones resides in Detroit.

Jennifer Mangon (BSA – Food Science, ’09) is the vice president of development for Operation HOPE. Mangon resides in Atlanta.

James Nipper (MFT – Food Technology, ’09) manages his company, Food Production Services, which specializes in third-party food safety audits and hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) training. Nipper resides in Eatonton, Georgia.

Glen Ramsey (MS – Entomology, ’09) became the technical services manager for Rollins Inc. in April. Ramsey resides in Lilburn, Georgia.

2010s

Jocelyn Masiglat-Sales (Ph.D. – Food Science, ’10) is the director of the Philippine National Food Authority’s Food Development Center, which provides scientific support through testing, research and training to food safety regulatory agencies of the Department of Agriculture and industry food business operators. Masiglat-Sales resides in Manila, Philippines.

Anudhan Ponrajan
(MS – Food Science, ’10) received his doctorate in agricultural and biological engineering from Purdue University in August 2016. He is employed as a research and development engineer with General Mills. Ponrajan resides in Minneapolis.

Patrick Rohling (BSES – Environmental Resource Science, ’10) is a district conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Rohling resides in Phenix City, Alabama.

Andrew Ross (BSA – Agriscience and Environmental Systems, ’10; MAL – Agricultural Leadership, ’12) is the middle Georgia field representative/office manager for U.S. Rep. Austin Scott. Ross resides in Warner Robins, Georgia.

Mark Smith (BSA – Agricultural Communication, ’10) is a strategic communications consultant and digital strategist for Booz Allen Hamilton. Smith resides in Alexandria, Virginia.

Regina Fitzpatrick (BSA – Animal Science, ’11) became the college events manager for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in August. She earned her master’s degree in agricultural education from Clemson University in 2015 and, prior to this position at UGA, planned youth and teacher conferences for South Carolina FFA and Clemson Extension. Fitzpatrick resides in Martin, Georgia.

Kimberly (Fennell) Hardy (BSA – Agricultural Education, ’11) is the sanitation manager at Post Holdings/Golden Boy Foods. Hardy lives in Nashville, Georgia.

Bo Mathis (BSA – Agriscience and Environmental Systems, ’11) is a sales representative for Dow AgroSciences. Mathis resides in Tifton, Georgia.

Travis Voyles (BSES – Environmental Economics and Management, ’11) is on the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Science, Space and Technology professional staff. Voyles resides in Washington, D.C.

Justin Hand (BSA – Agribusiness, ’12) is a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources and 4-H agent for Tift County. Hand resides in Tifton, Georgia.

Jonna (LeVine) O’Sullivan (BSA – Food Science, ’12) is a regional sales manager for PERC Coffee Roasters. O’Sullivan resides in Atlanta.

Emily Reece (BSA – Agribusiness, ’12) is a relationship manager and assistant vice president at AgGeorgia Farm Credit. Reece resides in Perry, Georgia.

Breanna Coursey (BSA – Agricultural Education, ’13) is the director of student and employer engagement for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Coursey resides in Athens, Georgia.

Marjie Dickey (BSA – Food Industry Marketing and Administration, ’13) was tapped by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to be the agriculture water project manager for the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. Dickey resides in Atlanta.

Sara (Spinks) Hand (BSA – Agricultural Communication, ’13) joined the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in January as the assistant director and education/interpretation/outreach manager. Hand resides in Tifton, Georgia.

Taylor (Kronn) Walker
(MS – Food Science and Technology, ’13) is a project manager for Advanced Manufacturing Technology Inc., a company out of Jamestown, New York. She was also accepted into the Institute of Food Technologists’ Emerging Leaders Network. Walker resides in the greater Seattle area.

Kathleen Marasigan (MS – Entomology, ’14) is a research professional I for the University of Georgia. Marasigan resides in Tifton, Georgia.
Kerri (Fisher) Mikolaizyk (BSA – Food Science, ’14) is a scientist II at The Coca-Cola Co. Mikolaizyk resides in Atlanta.

Alec Shepherd (MAB – Agribusiness, ’14) is a business analyst for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Shepherd resides in Athens, Georgia.

Ashton Ergle (BSA – Food Science, ’15) is a technologist II at Tucker, Georgia-based CSM Bakery Solutions. Ergle resides in Flowery Branch, Georgia.

Andrew Fennell (BSA – Agricultural and Applied Economics, ’15) is an account executive with AGDATA. Fennell resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Sarah Harrison (BSA – Poultry Science, ’15) was promoted to complex environmental manager at Tyson Foods. Harrison resides in Assawoman, Virginia.

Sarah Loughridge (MAL – Agricultural Leadership, ’15) is the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension livestock specialist, based in Athens, Georgia, housed in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department of Animal and Dairy Science. She works with junior livestock and livestock judging programs. Prior to this position, she was an agricultural education instructor in the Union County, Georgia, school system.

Brittany Saylor (MPPPM – Plant Protection and Pest Management, ’15) is a technical sales specialist with SePRO Corporation, where she works with the pre-emergence cotton herbicide, Brake, across the Southeast. Previously, she was a precision agriculture specialist. Saylor resides in Tifton, Georgia.

Chasity Tompkins (BSA – Agricultural and Applied Economics, ’15; MAEE – Agricultural and Environmental Education, ’17) works as a graduate research assistant in the Georgia 4-H state office. She was accepted to the University of Georgia educational theory and practice doctoral program. Tompkins resides in Monroe, Georgia.

Brian Weldy
(MAL – Agricultural Leadership, ’15) is a research professional II/data manager for University of Georgia Crop and Soil Sciences’ Statewide Variety Testing. He resides in Milner, Georgia.

Amanda (Miller) Wooditch (BSA – Agricultural Education, ’15) is an agriculture teacher at Atkinson County High School in Pearson, Georgia. Wooditch resides in Pearson.

Erin Burnett (BSA – Agricultural Communication, ’16) is a creative projects specialist for the Georgia Department of Agriculture. She is pursuing a master’s degree in agricultural and environmental education from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Burnett resides in Atlanta.

Michael Corbin (BSA – Poultry Science, ’16) is a broiler breeder flock supervisor for JBS-Pilgrim’s. Corbin resides in Nashville, Georgia.

Victoria (Weaver) Corbin (BSA – Animal Science, ’16) is a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension educator in Atkinson County. Corbin resides in Nashville, Georgia.

Joshua Grant (MS – Entomology, ’16) is an Agriculture and Natural Resources agent with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in Crisp County. He resides in Arabi, Georgia.

Jeremy Long (BSA – Biological Science, ’16) is a veterinary student at Mississippi State University. Long resides in Starkville, Mississippi.

Daniel Moore (BSA – Poultry Science, ’16) is a production superintendent for Pilgrim’s Pride. Moore resides in Gainesville, Georgia.

Tate (Izlar) O’Rouke (MAL – Agricultural Leadership, ’16) is the commercial and industrial marketing representative for Jackson Electric Membership Corporation. She resides in Gainesville, Georgia.

Ashley Sapp (BSA – Agricultural Education, ’16) is an agriculture teacher for the Effingham County, Georgia, Board of Education. Sapp resides in Springfield, Georgia.

Brittany Spaid
(BSES – Entomology, ’16) is pursuing a doctorate in physical therapy at Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia. Spaid resides in Metter, Georgia.

Shu Yang (MS – Horticulture, ’16) is a graduate research assistant at Virginia Tech. Yang resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Kayla Alward (BSA – Animal Science, ’17; BSA – Dairy Science, ’17) is a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Georgia. Alward resides in Athens, Georgia.

Alexis Barnes (BSA – Food Industry Marketing and Administration, ’17) is a marketing representative for John Deere. Barnes resides in Urbandale, Iowa.

Katherine Cassell (BSES – Environmental Resource Science, ’17) is a research assistant at the University of Georgia. Cassell resides in Atlanta.

Colton Ginn (BSES – Environmental Economics and Management, ’17) is an environmental health and safety assistant for Reeves Construction Company. Ginn resides in Covington, Georgia.

Anna Johnson (BSES – Water and Soil Resources, ’17) is a graduate research assistant in the Auburn University College of Agriculture’s Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences. Johnson resides in Auburn, Alabama.

Alex Maxwell (MS – Food Science, ’17) is a consumer sensory insights scientist at Nestle Purina. Maxwell resides in St. Louis.

Mara McGurl (BSA – Agricultural Communication, ’17) is the multimedia communications manager for the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association. She resides in Atlanta.

Alex Merritt (BSA – Agricultural and Applied Economics, ’17; BSES – Environmental Economics and Management, ’17) is a Peace Corps agricultural volunteer.

Neena Molavi (BSA – Animal Science, ’17) is a research specialist at Emory University’s Yerkes National Primate Research Center. Molavi resides in Atlanta.