Rewarding Experience; AFS's Harken named Agri-Techsan of the Month
By: Steeley Smith
Name: Hannah Harken; Major: Animal Science; Classification: Sophomore; Organization: Agri-Techsans; Hometown: Yuma, Arizona; Month: February
Hannah Harken, a sophomore animal science major from Yuma, Arizona, has been named Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources February "Agri-Techsan of the Month."
"Agri-Techsans has been a very rewarding experience," Harken said. "I love being able to meet prospective students and talk to them about the different opportunities available to them through CASNR and Texas Tech. I've enjoyed every moment as an Agri-Techsan."
Following tours of several universities, Harken made her decision to attend Tech after only two hours on campus. The hospitable and personable CASNR faculty and students immediately made her feel at home, she said.
"My favorite thing about the college is the family-like atmosphere," she said. "Everyone welcomes you with open arms and your advisors and professors know you on a personal level. The small community also makes it extremely easy to make friends with your classmates making your college experience the best it can be."
Harken said it's an incredible feeling to call Texas Tech her home, even if its more than a dozen hours away from Arizona. "I haven't, and probably will never, regret the decision to move out of state and attend Texas Tech to be a student in CASNR," she said.
After graduation, Harken hopes to work in the animal health industry as a pharmaceutical sales consultant.
Shelbey Havens, CASNR's College Recruiter, said the Agri-Techsans organization does yeoman's work in promoting the college. The Agri-Techsans are the official student recruiters for CASNR. The undergraduates can come from every department and bring with them different backgrounds from rural areas to large metropolitan areas. In addition, Agri-Techsans give tours of the college's facilities, including the horticultural gardens and the meat laboratory on campus, as well as the research farm at New Deal, and the Texas Tech Equestrian Center in southwest Lubbock.
CONTACT: Shelbey Havens, College Recruiter, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or email@example.com
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