Thursday, February 2, 2017

January 2017 Student of the Month: Hunter Kauffman (@kaufhu)

Every month, we like to highlight students that have gone above and beyond in the Agriculture Education department! We are proud to announce that Hunter Kauffman was selected as the January Student of the Month! Lets learn about his story and accomplishments so far.

Hunter is a Sophomore majoring in Wildlife and Fisheries Science. Hunter became passionate about wildlife from his job at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park; a zoo in central Pennsylvania. He has worked for Lake Tobias for the past 5 years as a tour guide, as well as a member of their reptile and exotic wildlife shows. Being a part of the these shows is what helped Hunter develop an interest in education. After he graduates from Penn State he plans to become a non-formal educator, "I want to give back to this world more than I take, and through non-formal education, I found a way to do that. I can combine my love for wild and exotic animals, and nature, with the power of education. I want to give people the knowledge and the skills necessary to help preserve this Earth for future generations and work towards making it sustainable."

Hunter has also dedicated his time to several organizations over the past year and half he has been at Penn State University. He is a member of Penn State Collegiate FFA, TeachAg! Society, Wildlife for Everyone Endowment Foundation, and Service Vice President of Penn State Habitat for Humanity.

Want to know more about Hunter here are some fun facts about him!
Hometown: Berrysburg, PA
Birthday: July 16, 1997
Favorite PSU Class: Biology 220W
Favorite place to eat: Baby's Burgers and Shakes
Favorite place to hang out on campus: The Forest Resources Building
Other Fun Facts:  Hunter is a tripletHis brother attends Bloomsburg University and his sister went to Empire.

If you would like to read more about Hunter follow him on Twitter @kaufhu and Instagram Kauffman_hunter

To learn more about starting on the path to having a career that makes a positive impact on the lives of students across the globe by becoming an agricultural educator, please contact the agricultural teacher education program at Follow us on Twitter at TeachAgPSU, on Facebook, or on our blog.

Luke Kerstetter

Student Blogger

Twitter Handle: @lmkerstetter96

2020 Agricultural Education Student Teacher

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