AFRE Alumni news (Spring 2014)

AFRE Alumni news (Spring 2014)

April 29, 2014


Ben Chaffin (M.S., Agricultural Economics 2006; B.S., Agribusiness Management 2003) received the Michigan Farm Bureau Young Farmer Achievement Award on Dec. 4, 2013. The award recognizes farm management ability and involvement in Farm Bureau and other organizations.

Marcus Coleman (M.S. 2009) was promoted to dean of students at Southern University and A&M College in November 2013, after moving to Southern as interim dean of students in April 2013.

Carrie Volmer-Sanders (M.S. 2006) was awarded as a Champion of Change for Engaging the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders by President Obama on March 18 for her conservation work with farmers in the Lake Erie basin.



Erin Collier (M.S. expected 2014) has taken the position of markets and trade analyst at FEWS Net in Washington, D.C.

Sangjun Lee (Ph.D. expected 2014) has taken a position as associate research fellow at Korea Energy Economics Institute, South Korea.

Nathalie Me-Nsope (Ph.D. 2014) has taken a position with International Studies and Programs in the Finance and Human Resources Department at Michigan State University.

Vivek Pandey (Ph.D. 2014) has taken a position as assistant professor, Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), Gujarat, India.

Kathleen Sprouse (M.S. 2013) has taken the position of agriculture and natural resources Extension educator in Madison County with Purdue University Extension, in Anderson, Indiana.

Eleanor Turner (M.S. 2014) has taken the position of research initiatives manager at the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at the University of California?Berkeley.

Jessica Vila-Goulding (M.S. 2014) has taken a position as economist, Middle East and Africa, at Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan.

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