Dr. Sandra Witte, who has been serving as interim dean of the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State, has been appointed permanent dean, effective immediately. Dr. Lynnette Zelezny, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, said Witte’s exceptional work as interim dean made her the best person for the position. Previously, Dr. Witte jointly held the positions of associate dean of the Jordan College and dean of the Division of Graduate Studies. She joined the Fresno State faculty in 1992 and took her first administrative assignment in 2007. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Witte! More
A nearly $50,000 grant to Ag One will provide Fresno State with seed funding to forge a new international relationship in support of agricultural education. Lisbon-based Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) gave $49,000 to launch a partnership between Fresno State and the University of the Azores, which will open educational and research opportunities for students and faculty at both institutions. Ag One also received a $2,000 gift from the Tulare-Angra do Heroismo Sister City Foundation to support the program. The partnership is expected to offer a two-way exchange, creating opportunities for Fresno State students to study in Portugal, as well as for faculty and students from the University of the Azores to learn about agriculture, government relations and Portuguese-American culture in the Central Valley. More
Planting seeds of success…
- Fresno State junior Hunter Berry and the Jordan College’s collegiate discussion meet team won top individual & team honors Feb. 27 at the California Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference in San Luis Obispo.
- The Ag Business Marketing Team traveled to Las Vegas last weekend to compete in the National Grocers Association case study competition where they presented their solution to expand grocery companies' business to the online market.
May 6-8; 12-14, 2016 – Blue Willow world premiere
April 21 – 26, 2016 – State FFA Leadership Conference
May 9, 2016 – 45th Annual Turf Day Golf Classic, Belmont Country Club
May 13, 2016 – Jordan Agricultural Research Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (tentative)
June 20 - 24, 2016 - Angra do Heroismo, Terceira, Azores - President and Mrs. Mary Castro, Dean Dr. Sandra Witte and Sr. Director of Development/Ag One Executive Director Alcidia Freitas Gomes will travel to Angra, Terceira to sign an agreement with the University of the Azores. The agreement will put in place an exchange program for students majoring in agriculture. For more information on this visit or the program contact Ag One at 559-278-4266.
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