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Frank Gonzales
  • Frank Gonzales
  • Graduation Year: 2018
  • Hometown: Tinley Park, Illinois
  • Major: Agricultural and Consumer Economics
  • Frank Gonzales is a senior in Agricultural and Consumer Economics with a concentration in Finance. Fascinated by the flexibility of his specialization, Gonzales says his knowledge in Agribusiness opens up a variety of career paths.


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Xavier Morgan
  • Xavier Morgan
  • Graduation Year: 2018
  • Major: Agricultural Communications
  • Xavier Morgan’s goal is to leave his mark on the agriculture industry. He is working toward this goal through the agricultural communications program at the University of Illinois.

    “The agriculture industry is a very important...

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Lane Simpson
  • Lane Simpson
  • Graduation Year: 2018
  • Hometown: Yale, Illinois
  • Major: Technical Systems Management
  • Lane Simpson, a senior in Technical Systems Management who grew up with a farm background in Yale, Illinois, has always had a passion for working with agricultural equipment. 

    “I love operating equipment and working on it while...

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Sierra Schreiber
  • Sierra Schreiber
  • Graduation Year: 2018
  • Hometown: Grayslake, Illinois
  • Major: Animal Sciences
  • Sierra Schreiber, a senior in Animal Sciences, is active as a departmental student ambassador, a member of the Meats Judging Team, and a part-time worker at the campus dairy farm. She enjoys the flexibility of molding her degree to fit her...

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Jenna Davis
  • Jenna Davis
  • Graduation Year: 2018
  • Hometown: Homer, IL
  • Major: Agricultural and Consumer Economics
  • Jenna Davis, a senior in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Economics (ACE), chose ACE so she could combine her passion for agriculture with aspirations to work in business.

    Jenna has taken advantage of several study abroad...

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Rachel Recker
  • Rachel Recker
  • Graduation Year: 2019
  • Hometown: Venedy, IL
  • Major: Agricultural Leadership and Science Education
  • Rachel Recker, a junior in Agricultural Leadership Education, is passionate about educating the world to the importance of agriculture. Her involvement in the College of ACES and the Agricultural Leadership Education program has allowed her to...

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