Celebraiting the Various Generations of Ag
through this issue of the Ambassador should make you feel proud
of how successful the various generations of our alumni have been!
It also shows how many of you have taken the time to share your
talents with the next generation of graduates of the College of
The Gus Koch family proves that hard work and determination can
get 10 children through college. John Ward and Seth Hancocks
words express to us that it takes long, hard, and patient work
as well as learning from your successes and your failures
to make not only horses successful but also man successful.
I hope you have taken time to look at the day in the life of a
student in todays generation (page 16) and one from the
generations of a few years back (page 14). The names and the price
of tuition may be different, but all of these students juggled
many things to make it through college.
It just proves to me again that the College of Agriculture is
a hard-working, devoted family that does what it takes to help
each other succeed.
Mark Twain once said, Twenty years from now you will be
more disappointed by the things you didnt do than by the
ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe
harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
I hope your college experience gave you some of the tools you
needed to sail away from your safe harbor and find some of your
dreams, as the alumni and students we highlighted in this issue
Im looking forward to seeing many of you at Roundup 02
on September 14 and at one of the 15 events we will have around
the state this summer!
Associate Director for Alumni & Development