LSU College of Agriculture hosted 26 high school seniors at the 2020 Ag Fellows program

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LSU College of Agriculture hosted students and their families at the 2020 Ag Fellows event.

(11/20/2020) BATON  ROUGE, La. – LSU College of Agriculture hosted 26 high school seniors and their families at the 2020 Ag Fellows program. The in-person recruitment event took place on the LSU main campus on November 19, 2020.

The Ag Fellows program is one of the LSU College of Agriculture’s premier initiatives to recognize and recruit students from historically underserved populations across the country. Both in-state and out-of-state students were in attendance of the event.

“As a Land-grant university, it is our goal to educate the most diverse student body that can address the global challenges we face today and in the future,” said Vice President and Dean Richardson. “Our Ag Fellows program recruits the top scholars from historically underserved populations and provides a welcoming environment for education.”

Students spent the day learning about academic programs in the College of Agriculture while visiting with faculty and current students. Schools and departments in the college hosted families for personalized tours to showcase College of Agriculture majors.

College of Agriculture Dean’s Office representatives also hosted breakout sessions with a current student panel for visiting seniors and a parents and guardians information session. LSU Admissions representative spoke with the group about the LSU application and admissions process. The day finished with a tour of LSU's campus.

Ten students in attendance were awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the LSU College of Agriculture. Scholarship recipients were selected based on an essay submission asking students to identify one challenge facing our growing population and how their career goals fit into solving these global challenges. 

2020 Ag Fellows scholarship recipients:

  • Ela Acevedo, Lafayette, La.
  • Kennedy Christmas, Maringouin, La.
  • Adriana Edge, Covington, La.
  • Mckenna Estess, Bossier City, La.
  • Kylee Kirkwood, Lake Charles, La.
  • Kaleb LeMoine, Elton, La.
  • Ashlun Prince, Franklin, La.
  • Chris Stuart, Kenner, La.
  • Alexandra Rojas, Chalemetter, La.
  • Kara Zaunbrecher, Monore, La.

Henry Hebert, Manager of Recruitment, stated “I am thrilled with the turnout and quality of students this program attracting to campus. Our college’s focus on recruiting students from all underserved populations remains a priority for our recruitment team.”