Utah State Aggie Insights
August 2013


Utah State University Alumni Association

Alumni Spotlight - Bryan Bostick

Cody & Elizabeth Bingham

Cody and Elizabeth Bingham (natives of Jerome, ID, and Colfax, WI, respectively) are both Alumni from the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences at Utah State University. Cody graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in Agri-business and Agricultural Systems Technology in 2006; continuing on to earn a MBA in International Food and Agribusiness in 2008 from The Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester, England. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education in 2007.

During their time at USU both Cody and Elizabeth served as College of Agriculture Student Ambassadors (the organization through which they met) and Cody served as the ASUSU College of Agriculture's Student Senator and ASUSU Senator Pro Tempore during 2005-2006. Both were involved in various clubs and organizations on campus and enjoyed many of the sporting activities USU offered. Cody and Elizabeth both received several scholarships to support them financially and to return the favor have established their own scholarship to benefit current students in similar programs.

Since graduation Cody's employment has had them participating in production agriculture. They spent two years corporate farming in Kennewick, WA, after which opportunities arose for their family to return to Jerome, ID, and begin farming in partnership on the family farm. The 3,200-acre farm consists of irrigated row crops such as sugarbeets, corn, wheat and alfalfa. They now have three sons: Keegan (5), Oliver (3) and Calvin (1) who all love riding in the tractors and trucks.

Cody currently serves on the Ag College's Alumni Council, as a Local Advisor for Northwest Farm Credit, as alternate on the Farm Service Agency County Committee, as a station Director for the Northside Sugarbeet Growers Association and sits on the Seed and Research Alliance for the Snake River Sugar Company. Elizabeth currently serves as a member of the Jerome County Fair Board.

In their spare time they love to travel to new places both near and far, and both recently became SCUBA certified. Cody likes woodworking and Elizabeth enjoys gardening.

Cody and Elizabeth Bingham have been chosen as this year's Young Alumni of the Year Homecoming Honorees. Come celebrate with them at Homecoming September 13th and 14th!

Aggies Giving Back

Aggies Giving Back

Aggies all over the world are giving back in their communities. We've chosen a few stories about Aggies making a difference by volunteering their time and resources.

USU volleyball player Kaitlyn VanHoff recaps her volunteer trip to Tanzania with HELP International.

LOGAN, Utah - Utah State volleyball player Kaitlyn VanHoff recently returned from a month-long trip to Tanzania on the eastern side of Africa volunteering with HELP International

Read the entire article HERE.

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USU Service Center: Old Main Spill

Given Lately

Given Lately

Starting July 1, 2013 your donation to USU comes with an annual membership to the Alumni Association.
Learn more HERE.



Homecoming 2013

Homecoming

Homecoming 2013 will be Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14.

The schedule of events includes:
- Homecoming 5K
- Parade
- Select college and department reunions
- Pre-game party
- Football game vs. Weber State

Save the dates. We'll see you there. Register HERE



USU in the News

USU in the News

Take a look at how the accomplishments of USU's faculty, staff, and students are making headlines See more here

Aggie to Aggie Networking Lunch

Aggie to Aggie Networking Lunch

Aggie to Aggie Networking Luncheons are held quarterly in the downtown Salt Lake City area. They are open to all Aggies and friends, and create an opportunity for attendees to hear a great speaker, enjoy a lunch hour together and create or expand their personal network. Past events have included Men's Basketball coach Stew Morrill, Huntsman School of Business instructor Eric Schulz, and many other interesting speakers. Best of all, the Alumni Association always brings Famous Aggie Ice Cream!

Mark your calendar for the upcoming Aggie to Aggie event on Thursday, September 26th. The event will be held in the Founders Room on the 18th Floor of the Zions Bank Building, 1 South Main Street, Salt Lake City. Please visit www.usu.edu/alumni/events for complete information.

Aggie to Aggie Networking Lunch

October 8 -19th 2013 - Tanzania Migration Safari

October 8 -19th 2013 - Tanzania Migration Safari

The annual movement of wildebeest and other grazing herbivores across the Serengeti Plains is one of the greatest spectacles of the natural world. Orbridge's Tanzania Migration Safari is a once-in-a-lifetime journey, encompassing this and other incredible wildlife excursions to world-famous national parks and reserves: Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge and the acacia-dotted savannas of the Serengeti National Park. Accompanied by expert Orbridge naturalists in outfitted Toyota Land Cruisers, venture with a small group of travelers into the vast and varied terrain of East Africa. Experience thrilling moments viewing diverse and abundant bird and mammal species, while getting to know local people and learning about the tapestry of cultures around you. Then, restore your senses in extraordinary lodges and a beautiful tented safari camp. Join us on safari and witness marvelous dramas of life and survival unfold before your eyes.

Click Here to download the tour brochure.
View our other travel opportunities here.

Where have all the Aggies gone?

Where have all the Aggies gone?

Let us know and be entered to win a 16GB iPad mini! Other prizes will be Visa gift cards, gift cards to restaurants and Aggie gear.
Give us your phone, email, current address and employment to be entered into the drawing.
Prizes will be drawn on August 15th. Winners will be contacted via email.
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Aggie ClassNotes

Lois Watt

Lois I. (Mortensen) Watt, Class of 1976

Lois Watt Becomes President of Professional and Technical Employees, Local 17 Lois I. Watt, a resident of Federal Way, Wash., was recently sworn in as President of Professional and Technical Employees, Local 17 (PTE 17). Watt is a graduate of Utah State University (1976, political science) In March, she was sworn in as President of the union, succeeding Allan Yamaguchi (who works at the City of Seattle). Watt has served eight years as the union's Vice President.
Watt is currently employed at King County Metro Transit (in Seattle) as Lead Customer Service Coordinator. She has worked at the county for 29 years. Local 17 is a union representing more than 8,000 public employees who work at state, county, and city governments and health districts in Washington. Local 17 also provides union representational services for the City of Portland Professional Employees Association (COPPEA), a union of 700 professional and technical employees.


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