Six faculty representatives from Alabama A&M University's College of Agricultural, Natural and Life Sciences (CALNS) recently attended a significant
recruiting event in Chicago, Ill.
AAMU was well represented at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences' (CHAS) annual college and career fair, where they met with more than 650 students and parents.
The high school offers a four-year program that prepares students for life beyond
high school, as well as numerous professions in agriculture, incuding agricultural finance and economics, animal science, food science, horticulture/landscape design, and agricultural mechanics and technology.
CHAS south side of Chicago, a 78-acre campus with laboratory buildings, fields, green houses, aquaponics and fish farming, a farm, and a barn.
The students were very excited to learn about the outstanding programs in CALNS, according to Dr. Martha Verghese, interim chair of the Department of Food and Animal Science.
The faculty are hopeful to have recruited a number of future Bulldogs.
Captions (from top): 1) Scenes from fair; 2) Food and Animal Scienes faculty members Vizcarra, Verghese and Herring; 3) Biological and Environmental Sciences faculty Tadesse, Moss and Christian; 4) CHAS and AAMU Alum (Food Science) Vizcarra and Precious Heard, research molecular biologist, Silliker Labs, Chicago, Ill.; and 5) CHAS & AAMU Alums (Food Science) Herring, Verghese and Bryson Bolton, senior sensory scientist, RQA Inc., Product Dynamics, Chicago, Ill.