SUNY Cobleskill Students Named to National PAS Office
SUNY Cobleskill students were elected vice president and secretary of The National Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization during the association’s annual conference in St. Louis from March 17-20.
Christopher Segelhurst of Bliss, N.Y., will serve as vice president, while Rebecca Staebner of North Franklin, Conn., assumes the position of secretary. The pair, along with five other national officers, will spend the next year traveling the United States educating about agriculture. They will also serve on the organization’s board of directors while planning and participating in several conferences.
During the conference, three SUNY Cobleskill students placed first in the employment interview contest; Segelhurst, an Agriculture Equipment Technology student, in the Agricultural Equipment interview; Staebner, studying Agricultrual Business, won in the Dairy category; and Megan Smith of Warnerville, N.Y., enrolled in Early Chilhood, in Landscape and Nursery. In addition, dairy student Joseph Estes of Caledonia, N.Y., was second in Career Progress: Animal Systems, Ruminant Animal.
Also in attendance at the conference were Nicole Santangelo and Katlyn Santangelo of Cuba N.Y., and Neil Jones of Northfield Falls, Vt. The seven students traveled with advisors Matthew Hibbard, agricultural engineering instructor, and Terry Hughes, director of Tech Prep.
The National Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization (PAS) is an organization associated with agriculture/agribusiness and natural resources offerings in approved postsecondary institutions offering baccalaureate degrees, associate degrees, diplomas and/or certificates. It is one of 10 career and technical student organizations that has been approved by the U. S. Department of Education as an integral part of career and technical education.