Class of 2015 | College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences | Agricultural Education major
Racheal is an Agriculture Education major from Gallatin, Tenn., and decided to attend Tennessee State University because she wanted to attend a four-year university that was close to home and able to commute every day. Being less than 20 miles from home, TSU provided the best option for Racheal.
She also selected TSU and the Agriculture Education program because she wanted a broad knowledge of agriculture. “I knew I would have to take all intro classes and have the ability to further my knowledge in classes that I was interested in,” Racheal said. “I also enjoy taking classes with the same students in the agriculture program.”
Racheal was recently she was one of three undergraduates who brought home cash prizes for their “exceptional” performance at the inaugural TSU Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion Meet. As a junior, Racheal took the second-place prize of $400 and will go on to compete in the state contest to be held at the Tennessee Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference in Columbia, Tenn., in July.
Following graduation, Racheal hopes to have a career in agriculture and work for an extension office where she can research topics that will benefit area farmers.
“TSU has taught me to become a great researcher and be able to rely on myself for information,” Racheal added.