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Expanded Name Reflects Breadth of Programs

Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2013

USU's Agricultural Sciences building

The new Agricultural Sciences building on the edge of the historic Quad, home base for USU's College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences.

logo/text mark for USU's College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

In the latest milestone for the college, Utah State University’s former College of Agriculture updated its name to the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. The new college name communicates the breadth of college to its constituents, including current and future students, while recognizing the college’s significant legacy of excellence in agriculture.

The expansion of the college’s name came about after several programs were added to the college, including family and consumer science education, landscape architecture, aviation technology and several others.

“We’ve added some really great programs, and we need to recognize the legacy of agriculture while also recognizing the breadth of the new programs,” said Noelle Cockett, dean of the college.

Beginning almost 18 months ago, the process to broaden the college’s name involved the college’s administration, faculty, students and advisory board. Stakeholders were consulted and asked to vote on potential names. The new name will be officially announced during “United by the Land,” a musical and narrative event featuring the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra April 9.

More celebrations are scheduled to take place on April 10, with student events happening in five of the college’s buildings during common hour.

About the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

As one of the first areas of study at Utah State University, the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences now offers 67 undergraduate and graduate degrees while continuing to diversify its teaching, research and outreach programs to the benefit of the global community.

Faculty members are educating the next crop of scientists, communicators, climatologists, aviators, farmers, teachers, dietitians, veterinarians, landscape architects, technicians, economists and more through application-based instruction and innovative teaching techniques. Students participate in a wide range of research endeavors alongside award-winning faculty enhancing student education and providing new and useful discoveries for agriculture and beyond.

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USU College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Contact: Tiffany Adams, 435-797-7406,

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