Alumni Profiles - Meet Wendee Killmon
Hometown: Bridgeville, DE
Year of Graduation: 2010
Majors: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mass Communication
Minor: Educational Studies
Undergraduate Campus Involvement:
Collegiate 4-H, Alpha Zeta, Animal Science Club, Ag Ambassadors, Residence Life, Blue Hen Ambassador, National Residence Hall Honorary
Current Position of Employment or Education:
Chemistry and 8th grade Science Teacher
Describe your best Ag experience:
There were so many great Ag experiences that it is tough to pick just one. I have to say that the best part about the College of Ag is the family and community aspect. I love walking through Townsend Hall and seeing everyone that I know and talking to my professors and Dean. It is great having a place on campus that makes you feel like you belong and are valued as an individual.
Which Ag course was your favorite and why?
My favorite Ag course was Pastoral Livestock Management because I took this course while studying abroad in New Zealand. We traveled around the country to various farms and observed their operations. Plus, we learned a lot about the culture, saw beautiful, picturesque landscapes, and met great "Kiwi" people.
Tell us about your current position or program of study and what led you to that field.
I am teaching Chemistry and 8th grade science in Dallas, Texas through the Teach For America Program. I was led to this position because of the leadership qualities and traits it builds and develops, along with a desire to help students in lower income settings. I also love working with kids and explaining science and passing along my passion for the subject to them.
How did your College of Ag experiences prepare you for your current job or post-graduate education?
I would not have been accepted into the program were it not for the leadership traits that I developed through clubs and programs in the College of Ag. Also, I took several science classes in the college, which allowed me to apply as a highly qualified teacher.
What advice do you have for students interested in your field?
I would tell students that this field is growing and expanding and future employers seek workers with a background in the environment and sciences. Also, I would tell them that the College of Ag will give you more than the knowledge you need, but they will also work with you to develop the skills necessary to be successful in life.