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Alumni

Thank you for dropping in to visit and we hope you'll have an enjoyable experience as you see familiar faces and names.

Please keep in touch by whatever means are most convenient; indeed, we welcome alumni visitors whether announced or not. I know University Park is a little (or a lot) out of the way; however, there is no substitute for seeing Buckhout Lab and other sights once again.

Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology Alumni News

Phospholutions CEO and Penn State alumnus Hunter Swisher. IMAGE: PENN STATE
Phospholutions: From student project to thriving startup
October 25, 2018
Licensing a technology created in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State startup Phospholutions developed a soil-amendment product called RhizoSorb. The product aims to reduce phosphorus runoff and enhance plant root depth, decreasing the amount of both water and fertilizer needed to have healthy plants.
Penn State graduate Curtis Frederick is enjoying a career as a senior agronomist at Sterman Masser Inc., a large, family-owned potato company, in Sacramento, Pennsylvania. (Image: Curtis Frederick)
Penn State education helps horticulture alumnus dig deep into potato industry
September 26, 2018
Curtis Frederick really digs potatoes. And that's a good thing considering that the 2009 graduate of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is enjoying a career as a senior agronomist at Sterman Masser Inc., a large, family-owned potato company, in Sacramento, Pennsylvania.
Jen Petrella (Image: Michael McDade)
Alumni Spotlight: Jen Petrella, class of 2017
May 1, 2018
One year after graduating, Penn State alumna Jen Petrella is using her four-year degree to help fight cancer at the University of Pennsylvania.
Former PPEM department head, Dr. Barbara Christ, recently spotlighted by alma mater for her M.S. Degree.
March 2, 2018
This is a nice reminder of why we will be celebrating her career with an upcoming retirement party on JUNE 16, 2018 (SAVE THE DATE). Announcements and instructions for registering for the event will be published here shortly.
Phospholutions Selected for Innovation Showcase on Capitol Hill
November 20, 2017
PPEM alumni Hunter Swisher and Ben Nason recognized at first Penn State Innovation Showcase on Capitol Hill.
We Are...Entering the Golf Business
November 10, 2017
Penn State turf network helps PPEM 2016 alumnus and entrepreneur Hunter Swisher launch Phospholutions.
Dr. Kira Bowen, Auburn University | Credit: Penn State
Kira Bowen Given College of Ag Outstanding Alumni Award
October 25, 2017
Merrill Lab alumna Dr. Kira Bowen was presented the Outstanding Alumni Award by the College of Agricultural Sciences on October 25.