1. HCS alumna, Amanda Folck, painting a field at Purdue

    HCS Alumni Spotlight: Amanda Folck

    May 8, 2023

    Amanda's an alumna of HCS she received her BS (2017) in Turfgrass Science. Today, Amanda works as a Turfgrass Extension Educator for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Find out what an average day in her career is like...

  2. HCS Alumna - Sami Funderburgh, CCA

    HCS Alumni Spotlight: Sami Funderburgh, CCA

    Nov 4, 2022

    Sami's a double alumna of HCS she received her BS (2012) in Agronomy & her MS (2015) in Weed Science. Today, Sami works in Ag Research at Buckeye Ag Testing. Find out what an average day in her career is like...

  3. Rachael Cline on the field of Austin FC

    HCS Alumni Spotlight: Rachael Cline

    Jul 20, 2022

    Rachael graduated in 2021 after studying Turfgrass Science (a specialization of our Sustainable Plant Systems Major). Today, she's the Assistant Groundskeeper at Austin FC - a role she landed directly out of undergrad.

  4. Dr. Essman posing next to a giant weed found out in a farmer's field

    Dr. Essman's Journey from Undergrad Employee to Visiting Assistant Professor

    Jul 7, 2022

    Dr. Essman specializes in weed science & will be helping with lectures, extension & research in her new role. She gave us some great insights onto her journey so far... 

  5. Dr. Michael Dzakovich conducting research in his lab

    HCS Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Michael Dzakovich

    Jun 27, 2022

    Michael graduated from HCS with a PhD in 2020. Today, he's a Researcher at the USDA Agriculture Research Service. Learn about how he became involved in horticulture + great advice for students considering a governmental career

  6. Dr. Emma Matcham standing in a gap in the soil

    HCS Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Emma Grace Matcham

    Jun 9, 2022

    Emma graduated from HCS with an MS degree in 2019. Today, she's an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida focused on Nutrient-Cycling Agroecology. She shares how her career is going + some advice for students looking for their first job.

  7. Custom Floral Arrangement Designed by Emma Bilbrey

    HCS Alumni Spotlight: Emma Bilbrey

    May 13, 2022

    Emma Bilbrey graduated from HCS with a masters degree in 2020. Today, Emma owns & runs Hickory Hills Flower Farm. She shares all about owning her own business, her time here at HCS + some great advice for students considering graduate school.