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Herbert Ambassadors

The Herbert Ambassadors is a group of students selected to serve the college, its student body, and their community through the recruiting of prospective students, representing and supporting of the college, and promoting public awareness of opportunities within the college and the field of agriculture.

Contact Cassie Johnson at cassie@utk.edu if you would like more information.

Leadership

Cassie Johnson
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"I am so glad I made Herbert home."

Coordinator for Recruitment

Cassie develops, utilizes, and assesses successful recruiting efforts for the Herbert College of Agriculture. She serves as the key contact for prospective and incoming students developing relationships, sharing information on programs, and guiding them through the process of becoming a student. She serves on the College Scholarship Committee and provides incoming students informed counsel about the availability and competitiveness of scholarship opportunities as well as other forms of financial assistance. She also works and develops lasting relationships with alumni and other stakeholders. Cassie oversees the Campus Visit Program, and plans strategic outreach through campus events as well as visits to schools and organizations across the state. Cassie also hires, supervises, and maintains an effective student Ambassador group that is key in the recruitment process. Through engagement, communication, and mentorship, Cassie works to impact potential, current, and past students in a positive way.

John Calvin Bryant
John Calvin Bryant
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My favorite aspect of being a student in the Herbert College of Agriculture is the accessibility to our faculty. Our faculty opens doors and opportunities for our students to grow academically!

President

Major: Food Science

Hometown: Lawrenceburg, TN

"Come tour the Herbert College of Agriculture to meet our awesome faculty! "

Jarred Darnell
Jarred Darnell
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I have recently been accepted to Vet School and am looking forward to supporting my local agricultural community shortly after I graduate. I picked Herbert for the community oriented atmosphere!

Vice President

Major: Animal Science

Hometown: Kingsport, TN

Kinsley Frady
Kinsley Frady
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I want to be able to share all of my experiences with prospective students and their families. It is important to tour where you want to go to school to make sure you like the atmosphere.

Secretary

Major: Animal Science

Hometown: Fairview, NC

Celina Menard
Celina Menard
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I have the opportunity to talk to potential Vols about our campus and how they can get involved with the Volunteer community. There are so many clubs that a student can be involved in!

Social Media Chair

Major: Agriculture Leadership, Education, and Communications

Hometown: Greeneville, TN

Mary Lynn Marks
Mary Lynn Marks
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Being an Ambassador is incredibly rewarding as I get to meet and talk to students about all the Herbert College has to offer. I have a lot of passion for UT and Herbert so it’s the perfect job!

Recruitment Chair

Major: Food and Agricultural Business

Hometown: Hendersonville, NC

Siggy Boehm
Siggy Boehm
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Take time, and enjoy the process. My time so far at the Herbert College has been a whirlwind of fun, learning, and excitement, that I wouldn’t change a thing about.

Outreach Chair

Major: Animal Science

Hometown: Kingsport, TN

Team Members

Abigayle Pollock
Abigayle Pollock
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Being a Herbert Ambassador has been a big highlight of my undergraduate career! Getting to know students and their families through tours, and then welcoming them into the Herbert family is priceless.

Major: Animal Science

Hometown: Taft, TN

Ashley Haylett
Ashley Haylett
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My favorite thing is the sense of community that I find when I am here among both the students and faculty. Everyone truly embodies the volunteer spirit!

Major: Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science

Hometown: Thompson’s Station, TN

Bryce Trull
Bryce Trull
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My time at the Herbert College of Agriculture has provided me with an opportunity to study my field at an institution with superb funding and professors, all with the small town feel.

Major: Plant Sciences

Hometown: Maryville, TN

Sawyer Main
Sawyer Main
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I love getting to connect with the prospective students of Hebert and getting to hear what they are interested in. This opportunity is makes me excited to be an agriculture teacher.

Major: Agriculture Leadership, Education and Communications

Hometown: Mountain City, TN

Chloe Ford
Chloe Ford
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I love the Herbert College of Agriculture because of the genuine fellowship with other students and being able to share common goals and passions with those around me.

Major: Agriculture Leadership, Education and Communications

Hometown: Jonesborough, TN

Christian Dalton
Christian Dalton
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My favorite part of UT is just the dynamic of the family we have here between the different majors and disciplines as well as the many types of people themselves!

Major: Major: Agriculture Leadership, Education and Communications

Hometown: Sneedville, TN

Erin Bacon
Erin Bacon
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The Herbert College of Agriculture is a welcoming place where students from all places can feel welcome. My favorite thing about going to school here is that it really is a “Herbert Home”.

Major: Food and Agricultural Business and Agriculture Leadership, Education and Communications

Hometown: Dandridge, TN

Garrett Franklin
Garrett Franklin
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My favorite thing about the Herbert College of Agriculture is the opportunity to be a part of a smaller community while attending a large University.

Major: Animal Science

Hometown: Celina, TN

Ian Kane
Ian Kane
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The small community feel, abundance of opportunities, and passion for agriculture are evident from the time you step foot on campus! I could not see myself anywhere else.

Major: Food and Agricultural Business

Hometown: Hendersonville, TN

Jake Watts
Jake Watts
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Here at UT I am continually working towards shaping myself as well as my career path. I use the knowledge and experience I gain here to contribute my part to the growing industry of agriculture.

Major: Animal Science

Hometown: Sweetwater, TN

Shelby Danielle Mainord
Shelby Danielle Mainord
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The Herbert college is a place to cultivate and connect! The opportunities are ENDLESS and the faculty will work with you to help you reach your full potential. Let us help you make Herbert your home.

Major: Food and Agriculture Business

Hometown: Cookeville, TN

Jerome Linyear
Jerome Linyear
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Here in Herbert you will get the small community feel within a large university. You get the best of both worlds!

Major: Agriculture Leadership, Education and Communications

Hometown: Savannah, GA

John Robert Snoddy
John Robert Snoddy
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Being raised on a farm in a small town, I was worried about the size of UT campus. However, I was met with a sense of welcome, and I found myself in a tight knit family atmosphere!

Major: Animal Science

Hometown: Kelso, TN

Jordan Peterson
Jordan Peterson
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The small community feel within a large university. You get the best of both worlds!

Major: Food and Agriculture Business

Hometown: Harvard, IL

Kasey Harmon
Kasey Harmon
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The sense of community and small town feel while also getting the large university and SEC experience.

Major: Agriculture Leadership, Education and Communications

Hometown: Athens, TN

Kenzie Bastian
Kenzie Bastian
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The Herbert College of Agriculture is a beautiful campus, that I now call my home. One of my favorite memories is putting up my hammock and spending sunny days in the UTK gardens with friends.

Major: Agriculture Leadership, Education and Communications

Hometown: Jonesborough, TN

Simone Yates
Simone Yates
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It is truly rewarding to apart of individual's decisions to become apart of the family here at UT. Helping them see that they do belong here and can achieve anything with a diligent work ethic.

Major: Animal Science

Hometown: Memphis, TN

Leo Spadafino
Leo Spadafino
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The hands-on experiences we get in our classes are amazing. If you enjoy diving headfirst into your classes and getting your hands dirty, I would encourage you to come in for a tour!

Major: Animal Science

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Will Rice
Will Rice
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Being an ambassador means a lot to me. Our main goal is recruitment, we are fighting to preserve and grow a new generation of farmers, vets, and many other jobs in the agricultural workforce.

Major: Food and Agricultural Business

Hometown: Knoxville, TN

McKensie Nelms
McKensie Nelms
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I have learned and experienced so much during my time here at the Herbert College of Agriculture, and I am excited about sharing my experiences and helping students find their own.

Major: Biosystems Engineering

Hometown: Knoxville, TN

Megan Mills
Megan Mills
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Without this community I wouldn't have so many lifelong friends, professional connections and mentoring relationships!

Major: Animal Science

Hometown: Loudon, TN

Miranda McBride
Miranda McBride
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I absolutely love having the honor and opportunity to show prospective students around the Herbert College of Agriculture. Come check it out! We can’t wait to meet you!

Major: Animal Science

Hometown: Herndon, VA

Morgan White
Morgan White
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The Herbert College of Agriculture is my home, and has given me all the tools I need to continue pursuing ways that we can feed the world for years to come.

Major: Environmental and Soil Science

Hometown: Knoxville, TN

Quinn Forney
Quinn Forney
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I love the experiential learning that we get to do at Herbert. From climbing trees to hiking in the National Park, learning outside of the classroom is both fun and practical.

Major: Forestry

Hometown: Cumming, GA

Robby Cogburn
Robby Cogburn
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Majoring in Wildlife and Fisheries science fuels my hobbies! I enjoy everything outdoors with my favorites being duck hunting and fly fishing.

Major: Animal Science

Hometown: Herndon, VA

Will Bennett
Will Bennett
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I am honored and proud to represent my major and my college.

Major: Environmental and Soil Science

Hometown: Knoxville, TN

"Being a student here is like being part of a family with the classmates, staff, and faculty!"