Alpha Zeta welcomes eight new members!

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A bright young group of students joined Alpha Zeta this spring. Meet the eight newest AZ actives, four of whom are legacies!*

PHOTO: From left to right, back row: Dylan Beam, Matthew Leise, Carter Law, Greyson Smith and Nathan Repetz; front row: Emily Shaw, Cassie Clark and Cara Trotter.

Photo courtesy Cara Trotter. 
Dylan Beam
Hometown: Elverson, PA
Major: Plant Science, Crop Production Option
Summer plans: This summer I will be working at Beam Farms Inc to continue my learning experience first hand on the family farm. 

"I joined Alpha Zeta because of the friends that I had made before and during the rush period. The networking also played a big role. Through my brother I meet a lot of alumni and realized just how wide of a spread we have in the agriculture field. It is truly a honor to be a part of an organization as successful as this."

Cassie Clark
Hometown: Springville, PA
Major: Animal Science, Business option, with a minor in Agricultural Business Management
Summer plans: This summer I have an internship with Susquehanna county extension agency where I will work with the 4-H coordinator.

"I decided to join AZ after hearing how much alumni and current members enjoyed their time at the house. Being involved would also allow me to network with many people within agriculture, and to make many amazing friendships."

Carter Law
Hometown: Doylestown, PA
Major: Agricultural Science, Agribusiness Management minor
Summer plans: This summer I will be working at home at a local machine shop, DPI Inc., doing mill and lathe work.

"The reason that I joined Alpha Zeta is I saw how close everyone is, as well as the friendships I made during rush and the vast networking opportunities that the AZ family could provide me with later on in my professional career. I can say that I am truly blessed and honored to be part of such an amazing brotherhood."

Matthew Leise
Hometown: Greenville, PA
Major: Animal Science, Business option
Summer plans: I have a internship with Coba Select Sires and will be working for a neighboring farm as well as my own when not working with my internship.

"I joined Alpha Zeta due to the friends I made with the house before rushing but also upon discovering the networking throughout the ag industry – more specifically the dairy sector – showed me that I'd benefit here with good friends."

Nathan Repetz
Hometown: New Cumberland, PA
Major: Agricultural and Extension Education.
Summer plans: This summer I will be working for a custom ag-bagging crew in North Carolina, harvesting 28,000 acres of sage.

"I joined AZ because I had friends in the house who welcomed me in, and I immediately felt at home. Knowing my grandpa is an alumni sealed the deal."

Emily Shaw

Hometown: Williamsburg, PA
Major: Agribusiness Management with a Dairy Science specialization
Summer plans: I will be interning on Schaapman Holsteins Farm in Abbeville, Georgia, and attending cow shows in August.

"I joined AZ because I knew my sisters loved the house, and I wanted to be a part of it as well. It will also allow me to gain more incredible friendships, opportunities and connections."

Greyson Smith
Hometown: Palmyra, PA
Major: Animal Science, Business option
Summer plans: I will be working for Agri-Basics Inc. in Elizabethtown as an intern to learn more about dairy nutrition.

"The reasons I joined were because I knew the others who wanted to join and I wanted to be a part of it. I also saw how big the fraternity was in agriculture, especially in PA. Lastly it is a great place to be now and to come back to year after year."

Cara Trotter
Hometown: Enon Valley, PA
Major: Animal Science, Business option
Summer plans: I will be working at my home dairy farm as we begin our expansion, while traveling to Texas to work at cow shows for a couple of weeks.

"I wanted to join AZ because of the great alumni connections within the dairy industry, as well as the whole ag industry."

*Dylan is the younger brother of Shawn Beam, '11. Nathan is the grandson of Charles Itle, 1960. Emily is the younger sister of Erin (Shaw) Schupbach, '05, and Rebecca Shaw, '14. Greyson is a cousin to Joel Smith, '13.