Kansas State University


Department of Communications and Agricultural Education

Graduating Seniors Agricultural Education

Congratulations to our 2020 Graduates for Agricultural Education!

Falon Kickhaefer

Favorite memory: My favorite memory at K-State was working together with my best friend at Academy Sports and Outdoors as well as attending football and basketball games.

Post Grad Plans: After graduation I will return to my hometown to begin my teaching career at Herington High School.

Karlea Hyman

Favorite memory: I would say my greatest memory of K-State is meeting my lifelong friends. They are what made K-State so great.

Post Grad Plans: I accepted an agricultural education job at Kiowa County High School in Greensburg Kansas.

Caitlin Dreher

Favorite memory at KState: Traveling to the Czech Republic on a faculty-led study abroad tour and gaining a new perspective in both agriculture and education.

Post grad plans: Attending Oklahoma State University to pursue a masters in agricultural leadership.

Cara Wolverton

Favorite Memory: Wing and Slider Wednesday with my friends!

Post Grad Plans: Teach High School Agriculture

Jenna Thurman

Favorite memory: Going to National convention with Ag Ed club and talking with potential future KSU students, along with helping with convention contests!

Plans after graduation: I plan to substitute teach for a year until a possible job opens up close to where I want to be.

Casey Ballard

K-State Memory: My favorite memory at K-State is getting to share my passion for agriculture with youth. I had the amazing opportunity to help teach workshops at the MANRRS Conference in Overland Park, Kansas during my Fall 2019 semester with youth from around the country.

Post Grad Plans: Pursing a career in Agricultural Education, teaching High School Agriculture and advising youth as an FFA advisor.

Allison Dix

Favorite Memory: My favorite K-State memory was when I traveled to Ireland on a study abroad trip with Dr. Ellis and other Ag Education and Ag Communications students. Seeing agriculture in a new country has helped me teach my students about how food, fuel, and fiber is made in another country.

Post-Grad Plans: I will be starting my first year as an agricultural education instructor at Cheylin schools in Bird City Kansas.

Victoria Thompson

Favorite memory at K-State-Being in the Marching Band and getting to celebrate every Wildcat Victory with 450+ of my closest friends!!

Post-Grad Plans: I’ve accepted an agricultural education position at Ness City Jr./Sr. High School as an agriculture teacher and FFA advisor.

Trenton Smedley

Favorite Memory: Storming the field at BSFS after beating OU!

Post Grad Plans: I will be teaching agriculture and chartering an FFA chapter at Olathe West High School.

Katelyn Pinkston

My favorite memory at K-State would have to be playing on intramural teams. I played softball, basketball, volleyball, and flag football. Each of the teams that I was on was so much fun and it was a good break from studying!

After graduating, I plan to teach middle or high school agricultural education classes and serve as an FFA advisor. I am looking forward to working with students and teaching about agricultural topics!

Not pictured

  • Mariah Moore
  • Jenna Langer
  • SaRae Roberts
  • Tim Kennedy
  • Carlogene Romans
  • Dominic Ruppert
  • Matthew Milholm
  • Hannah Hosick
  • Mackenzie Tynon
  • Royce Powelson
  • Elizabeth Meyer
  • Victoria Kimbrough
  • Morgan Jilek
  • Zachary Callaghan


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