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Aggie Alumni Honors are Saturday
Nebraska Ag Connection - 06/14/2018

Alumni of the "Aggie" campus in Curtis will gather June 16 for their annual reunion of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

"We are expecting about 75 guests for the evening banquet as we honor alumni and friends," said Aggie Alumni Association president Dave Mehaffey of Bellwood.

"Aggie graduates span from 1914 to present," said Mehaffey, '83 agricultural mechanics graduate of the first ag college which opened in 1965, the University of Nebraska School of Technical Agriculture (UNSTA).

Honorees will include Reinke Irrigation of Deshler, Nebraska receiving the Alumni Service Award; Boni Perks Edwards, North Platte, UNSTA '79 Soil and Water graduate, who is a county surveyor in Lincoln County, receiving the Alumni Achievement Award, and the 2017 recipients of the Aggie Honorary Life Membership, Bill and Judy Nutt of Curtis, who were unable to attend last year.

Additional awards will be announced that evening, said Dan Stehlik, UNSTA '75 alumnus in production agriculture, and chair of the Aggie Alumni awards committee. Stehlik also is the current NCTA instructor for welding, irrigation technology and agricultural mechanics.

Reunion activities on include campus tours, open hours at the Aggie Alumni Room in Ag Hall, golfing, trap shooting, and a luncheon.

KRVN radio announcer Brandon Benitz will serve as banquet emcee, and lead a "Campus Update Conversation" with University of Nebraska Vice President Mike Boehm, NCTA Dean Ron Rosati and NCTA Associate Dean Jennifer McConville.

Proceeds from the silent and live auctions headed by Ann Ramm Bruntz, Friend, UNSTA '71 Vet Tech, will assist the Aggie Alumni with student scholarships.

NCTA second-year student recipients are Shayla Woracek of Maxwell, KayLee Rasmussen of Burwell, and Cole Sundquist of Ainsworth.

Evening activities begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Curtis Memorial Community Center, followed by the banquet at 7 and business meeting and program at 7:35 p.m. Breakfast on Sunday is at Aggie Dining on campus.

See ncta.unl.edu/activities/aggie-alumni for the day's agenda and details.

A limited number of tickets are still available from Catherine Potter Hauptman, Vet Tech '03, at (308) 367-5200 or e-mail chauptman4@unl.edu.

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