Sterling, CO–During the 43rd Annual Ag and Tech Awards banquet held at the end of the school year at Northeastern Junior College, a number of students from all over the state received recognition. The event was attended by more than 200 agriculture students, faculty, staff and special guests who were on hand to honor those who received awards. A special guest at the banquet was Jack Annan who has attended 41 of the 43 award banquets held. Annan worked for many years as an admissions counselor at Northeastern and is currently the executive director of the college’s alumni association.
Each year the agriculture and technical education department recognizes students for earning scholarship awards and for being at the top academically in their specific program of study or extracurricular endeavors.
Among the students receiving awards in 2012 were Brandy Jo Marrinan of Alamosa. She was named the Top Sophomore Aggies Club Member.
The Aggies is the largest of the student clubs on campus. It was created when several smaller clubs decided to disband and form one larger, more effective club. This organization underwent a unanimous name change in 2003, bringing back the tradition of the original Aggies Club formed in 1968. Our members belong to the National Post Secondary Agriculture Student (PAS) organization which provides opportunities for individual growth, leadership and career preparation. Over 600 colleges have PAS available to their students. NJC has the only PAS organization in the Colorado.
Marrinan was an officer of the Aggies at NJC while attending here. She graduated from NJC this last May and was recently elected a Colorado FFA state officer.
Sponsors of this year’s banquet included: Cargill, Colorado Community Bank, Northeast Agri-Services and Sonnenberg Agency.
Northeastern Junior College is the largest residential two-year college in Colorado. It offers a comprehensive agriculture curriculum in career, technical and transfer degree programs and is considered one of the largest ag schools in this region.
Brandy Jo Marrinan of Alamosa was named the 2012 Top Sophomore Aggie at Northeastern Junior College. Courtesy Photo