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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 (796)/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 (700)/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 (1639)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Grand President Award Winners

1994 Ole Meland Cal Poly-SLO, BS, Fund Raising Chairman, Alumni President, National Board of Directors Vice President, Chapter House Loan Fund Board Trustee, Grand President, Vice President, Accelerated Genetics Tri-State Breeder 1998 David L. Bracht Nebraska, BS, Agriculture, 1982, Agriculture Honors Major, Member of Innocents Society, Alpha Zeta, and a law degree in 1995 from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., Lawyer, Kutak Rock , Corporate ...
Wednesday, April 28, 2010/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (797)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Pearl and Diamond Badge from 1930's Member

Jack Benson Clinch, '31Jack Benson Clinch was a member of the Morrill Chapter of Alpha Zeta at Penn State University from 1931-1935.  He is pictured above in the front row, third from the left.Recently, the National Office received a special package from a member's daughter.  Barbara Doughty was the son of Morrill member, Jack Benson Clinch.  The picture above is of the AZ students in front of the Agriculture building at Penn State University, where Jack attended.  He went on to become an Ag ...
Wednesday, April 14, 2010/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (679)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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NALC Awards and Scholarships

Many awards and scholarships were awarded at the 2010 National Agricultural Leadership Conference in New Brunswick, NJ, on Saturday, April 10.Congratulations to the following winners: OFFICER AWARDS Treasurer of the Year           Sara Molloy     Florida   Chancellor of the Year         Marlene Van Es          Cornell              Chronicler of the Year         Brian Crandall Cornell             Censor of the Year    Kelin Maciejewski      ...
Monday, April 12, 2010/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (724)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Ginner of the Year

Kevin Watts of McGehee Producers Gin in McGehee, AR, was honored as Ginner of the Year at the annual honors banquet of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association, feld during the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show.  Watts was cited for his outstanding gin management program, including safety, and for his contributions to the association and the cotton industry.Kevin Watts started working with his father in a cotton gin in the tenth grade. By the time he graduated from high school he knew what he ...
Monday, March 22, 2010/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (696)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Backpacks to Briefcases Networking Opportunity

January 29, 2010   The Consortium of Collegiate Agricultural Organizations is hosting a series of events on various college campuses called Backpacks to Briefcases. These events will be held the day before a career fair at the participating colleges. The Consortium events offer an opportunity for students to collaborate with collegiate agricultural organizations and industry partners. Enjoy pizza and pop with your fellow classmates while learning some helpful networking tips to getting ...
Thursday, February 4, 2010/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (697)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Fresno State Presents Ex-internee with Honorary Degree

January 29, 2010   Fresno State Presents Ex-internee with Honorary Degree On Christmas Eve, John Hiroshi Otomo (California Epsilon, ‘62) received an honorary degree from California State University, Fresno. The award was presented by Fresno State President, John Welty as part of the Nisei College Diploma Project, which gives honorary degrees to college students of Japanese ancestry whose educations were interrupted by military internment orders during World War II. Mr. Otomo was a ...
Thursday, February 4, 2010/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (667)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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2010 Service Leadership Experience in Puerto Rico

January 15, 2010     Four Alpha Zeta members from Nevada, Cal Epsilon and the National Office recently traveled to the Caribbean to join members of the Puerto Rico chapter for the Service Leadership Experience. For six days, we participated in two service projects, toured several farms, went on hikes, explored some caves, swam at a beautiful beach and exquisite river with a waterfall, and tasted some excellent food! We had a small group but got along great and had a fantastic time. Here ...
Wednesday, February 3, 2010/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (713)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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