Casey Gathje named October Aggie of the Month
November 5, 2009
CURTIS, Neb. – The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture named Casey Gathje of Omaha, Neb., Aggie of Month for October.
Gathje was selected for her hard work, service, and extracurricular accomplishments. She is the Vice President of the campus Farm Bureau and Editor in Chief of the campus newsletter Aggie Up!. She is a member of Student Senate, Women in Ag, and Collegiate Cattlemen. She volunteers four hours a week as an English tutor in the NCTA Writing Center.
When not studying for classes or participating in activities, Gathje works part-time in the NCTA Maintenance department. On a day when other students were enjoying a day off from class, Gathje was helping clear campus sidewalks and parking lots of snow.
Mary Ann Mercer, NCTA Scholarships and Financial Aid Coordinator said, “Casey is very serious about her education and has goals set for when she is finished at NCTA. She has done very well academically while managing to keep up with her work study assignments on campus. Participating in the Federal College Work Study Program allows Casey to financially support herself while in college. She has definitely been an asset to NCTA since starting in the fall of 2008.”
Gathje is a Diversified Agriculture major who will graduate in the spring. She says she was persuaded to attend NCTA by its small town atmosphere. “I chose NCTA because of the small class sizes, friendly people, and hands on learning,” she said.
After graduation, Gathje plans to attend Oklahoma Panhandle State University and study agronomy and animal science with minors in photography and education.