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Keith Scholarship Recipients

Alpha Zeta recently honored two Montana members with the Keith Scholarship.  The two $6,000 scholarships are awarded annually, one to an undergraduate and one to a Pre-Vet or Vet student.  This year's scholarship recipients were Tim Gibbs and Nikki Bailey.Congratulations!Tim Gibbs (Montana, ‘08) Tim was born in Miles City, Montana and raised on his family ranch with his parenst and three brothers. Growing up, Tim stayed busy with school, 4-H, sports, and helping out at home. He ...
Tuesday, June 1, 2010/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (783)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Lindsay Pitts Interns with PGA

This summer, Lindsay Pitts (North Carolina, ‘09) will be spending her vacation working as one of four interns with The PGA of America at their headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. She is working in the business development department, specifically with broadcasting and new media. The other three interns work in different departments including membership, section administration and communications & PR. Lindsay has had a passion for golf for many years. "From ...
Tuesday, June 1, 2010/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (864)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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FL Chapter Wins Big at National Conference

Sometimes the word "impressive” isn’t strong enough. Such is the case for UF’s chapter of Alpha Zeta, the nation’s oldest honors fraternity for agriculture students. At the Alpha Zeta 2010 National Agricultural Leadership Conference, UF took home seven of 16 top honors presented to chapters and individuals. Chapters from 10 institutions attended the April 8-10 event in New Brunswick, NJ. "It’s a huge honor to be recognized on a national level,” ...
Tuesday, June 1, 2010/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (796)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Omer Joseph Kelley

May 26, 2010 From: Coloradoan.com http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20100526/OBITUARIES/5260307 AKRON, CO- Alpha Zeta alumni Omer Joseph Kelley, 95, passed away in Akron, Colo., on May 20, 2010. Dr. Kelley, who forged a long career in national and international agriculture, was just shy of celebrating his ninety-sixth birthday. Dr. Kelley was born on May 30, 1914 on the family farm-ranch homestead near Akron, Colo. He married Frances Emma Wilson ...
Wednesday, May 26, 2010/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (658)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Alden Jones

NORWICH, NY- Alden Malvern Jones, 94, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 17, 2010 at his home. Mr. Jones graduated from Batavia High School in 1933 where he participated in such extra-curricular activities as male octet, band and the senior play. He attended Cornell University, where he was a member of Alpha Zeta Honor Fraternity and graduated in 1937 with his bachelor’s degree, and later earned his master’s degree in 1939. More about Mr. Jones
Thursday, May 20, 2010/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (714)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Oregon Alum Elected as New District Attorney

Justin Nelson, Alpha Zeta alum from the Oregon Chapter, recently won the May 18, 2010 primary election for Morrow County District Attorney. As a life long Morrow County resident, Nelson understands the unique concerns of Morrow County residents. Nelson was born and raised on his family’s farm near Lexington and attended Heppner High School. After graduating Heppner High School he attended Oregon State University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural ...
Thursday, May 20, 2010/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (793)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Meet the new AZ Intern!

Welcome Ashlyn McLard, new summer intern for Alpha Zeta!Ashlyn is currently a senior at Truman State University and will graduate in the spring of 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication with an emphasis in public communication and a minor in business administration. She will assist Brian and Lauren in the National Office with daily tasks of the Fraternity and Foundation including but not limited to: marketing, social media, writing and editing publications, and ...
Friday, May 14, 2010/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (693)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Jason Ferreira Recognized on the Collegian Online

Jason Ferreira of the California Epsilon Chapter at California State University, Fresno, was recognized by his University’s news publication, the Collegian Online. This featured article highlights Ferreira’s exceptional dedication and service to his local chapter and the award he received from Alpha Zeta Nationals earlier this year. At the 2010 NALC held this April in New Jersey, Ferreira received the National Outstanding Officer of the Year award for his work as his Chapter’s ...
Wednesday, May 12, 2010/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (1288)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Important Tax-Exempt Info for ALL Chapters

This year, for the first time, Alpha Zeta Chapters must file the 990 series return with the IRS. Each chapter should have received a postcard that they are required to send back to the IRS. If your chapter did not receive a postcard or you have any questions, please visit the IRS Exempt Organizations website at www.IRS.gov/EO. You can find information about which 990-series form to file and a set of FAQs. For individual chapters who are tax-exempt, if you do not file ...
Tuesday, May 11, 2010/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (1615)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Ag Day at Cornell

Dressed head to toe as a corn ear, Marlene van Es ’11, welcomed the Cornell community to "Ag Day” on Friday, April 30. A tractor, combine, cow and a couple of sheep graced the Ag Quad in honor of the bi-annual event, which showcases university agricultural programs and raises money for charities, like 4-H and local farmers in need.Hosted by Alpha Zeta, an honorary, professional society for students and industry professionals in the agriculture and life sciences, the event ...
Wednesday, May 5, 2010/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (813)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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