UAPB MANRRS chapter members attend national conference

Bobbie Crockett | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

(l-r): UAPB MANRRS Chapter members Lauren Goodwin, Markquice Carson, Emmanuel Gonder (vice president), Daniel Perry and Kiara Ford.

 PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Five students and an advisor from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Chapter of the National Society for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences recently attended the annual MANRRS conference in Sacramento, Calif.

The 28th Annual Career Fair and Training Conference provided opportunities for students and professionals to network, attend workshops and share ideas. Participants also attended a career fair which included internship, permanent employment and graduate school opportunities. Many private agriculture industry leaders, colleges and universities and federal and state agencies participated in the conference and career fair. Nearly 60 exhibitors offered students and professionals a chance to explore career opportunities.

More than 600 students from across the United States participated in the conference. Students who attended from the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Chapter are Daniel Perry, a freshman agricultural economics major from Marianna; Lauren Goodwin, a senior agribusiness major from Chicago along with Kiara Ford, a junior agribusiness major; Markquice Carson, a senior regulatory science major and vice president Emmanuel Gonder, a senior agribusiness major – all of Pine Bluff. Rita Conley, co-advisor for the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Chapter, accompanied the students.

All college students in the UAPB School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences and students in any natural science major are eligible to become members of the MANRRS chapter. MANRRS is a professional organization developed to increase awareness and career/job opportunities for minorities in agriculture, natural resources and related sciences. Information about the national organization can be obtained at http://www.manrrs.org. The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Chapter is advised by Conley and Dr. Tracy Dunbar. For more information, contact them at 870-575-8540, conleyr@uapb.edu or 870-575-7142, dunbart@uapb.edu

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