Meet the Lambda Class!

Autumn Schobert

Holcombe, Kansas

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Hi, my name is Autumn Schobert. I am a senior at Kansas State this fall. My major is in Animal Sciences and Industry, and I am in the Bioscience/Biotech option. I grew up in southwest Kansas in the small town of Holcomb. Throughout high school, I was very involved in FFA and many other clubs. I learned about Sigma Alpha when I received a recruitment letter in the mail before I went to K-State. It led me to become motivated to find more out about Sigma Alpha because I felt that it would be a great opportunity to become more educated about agriculture and get involved in college. However, I have come to find out that the best part of Sigma Alpha is all the amazing girls! Currently, I have been enjoying working at Hale Library on the K-State campus and volunteering at Sunset Zoo here in Manhattan. After graduating from Kansas State in May, I would like to find a job working for a zoo.

Michelle Busch

Shawnee, Kansas

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I am an Agronomy major (Soil and Environmental Sciences option) graduating in December 2013. I will complete a secondary major in Natural Resources, and a minor in French as well. I am a long-time member of the KSU Soil Judging team, Sigma Alpha, and Wheat State Agronomy Club. I was previously the Scholarship Chair for Sigma Alpha.

I’ve been working as a biological science aid for the USDA-ARS Engineering and Wind Erosion Research Unit since my freshman year. I collect soil and vegetation samples, run lab analyses, data analyses, and research methodology design. My sophomore year I began working with Dr. DeAnn Presley (Agronomy Extension Specialist) on an undergrad research project that studies the effects of Eastern Red Cedar expansion on prairie soils in the Flint Hills Area. My duties with Dr. Presley have since grown to include work on several other research projects that she heads.

I have two opportunities available to me after graduation; when I decide, I will accept a job offer or attend graduate school at K-State. In my little bit of spare time I go camping and fishing, play with puppies, help the boys work on cars, and cook up feasts for family and friends!

 Emily Mollohan

Colorado

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Being raised on my family’s wheat farm and cattle ranch in Northeastern Colorado and their Nebraska Sandhills ranch, led me to follow my passion of serving agriculture at Kansas State University. I am currently a senior and am studying Agribusiness and Animal Sciences & Industry. I joined Sigma Alpha at the beginning of my sophomore year and currently serve as the Alpha Omega’s President. This summer I studied abroad in Argentina for two months, and then took about 4 weeks to travel to Peru. After graduating I plan to attend graduate school, with the hopes of someday receiving my Ph.D. When I am not doing homework or working for the Office of Local Government, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, as well as traveling.

Becca Landgraf

Lakin, Kansas

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I am a senior at Kansas State University majoring in Animal Science and Industry, business option. I have been involved with agriculture all of my life.  My grandparents live on a farm in Garden City, KS and I have been helping them ever since I can remember. My area of expertise is the cattle industry. My dad owns and manages Lakin Feed Yard and I have been helping out at each feed lot my dad has worked at. I was also very involved in 4-H and showed sheep and beef. Upon graduation in May of 2013 I would like to obtain a job selling and marketing pharmaceuticals to feed lots or insurance industries.

Elaine VenJohn

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I am a Junior at Kansas State University. I am a dual major in Animal Science and Industry with the Bioscience and Biotechnology option and in Agricultural Economics with the Specialty option in ASI. Once I graduate, I hope to obtain my Master’s and Ph.D. in Animal Science. After completing my graduate work, I hope to become a university professor so I can teach and perform research. I was activated into Sigma Alpha in Fall 2010 as a member of the Lambda class and am currently serving as the Secretary. Outside of Sigma Alpha, I am a member of Alpha Zeta, where I serve as the Treasurer, and in Collegiate Cattlewomen. I am also on the Honor Council and Ag Council, where I am completing my final year of my 2 year term as Honor Code Review Chair. Agriculture is in my blood. I grew up on my family’s farm, which is over 100 years old.  In my youth, I was involved in 4-H, where I showed beef cattle, sheep, and my horse, Lady Cheyenne. It was in the show ring where my love of livestock grew. Because of these experiences, I want to spend the rest of my life helping livestock, particularly in beef cattle and horses.

Jessica Solo

Osawatomie, Kansas

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Hi all! I’m Jessica Solo, a senior studying Food Science with minors in Agribusiness and Cereal Science. I’m from the outskirts of Osawatomie, KS where I have developed my passion of agriculture through FFA and my grandparents’ family farm and ranch. Sigma Alpha has given me an organization where I can share my passion for agriculture with other great young women and make a difference in the agricultural industry. During my Sigma Alpha career I have proudly served as Treasurer, Fundraising Chair and Co-Campus Representative. I am also involved in other organizations such as Ag Ambassadors, the College of Agriculture Mentor Program, Kansas State University Poultry Judging Team, and Alpha Zeta (College of Agriculture Honorary). After graduation I plan to attend graduate school and pursue a M.S. in Food Science. I hope to direct my studies to the poultry industry in product development, food safety, or consumer behavior. In the long run, I hope to provide a safe and healthy environment for my community with my advanced knowledge of the food industry.

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