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Are you curious about a degree in agriculture, food and nutrition, natural resources or textiles and apparel studies? Contact the CARS Ambassadors to learn more:





  CARS Ambassadors

CARS Ambassadors

The College of Agriculture and Related Sciences (CARS) Ambassadors Program is a student-mentoring initiative and public relations effort for the college. The main goal of the CARS Ambassadors Program is to promote the quality and quantity of applicants seeking admission to the college while supplying ambassadors with the tools necessary for professional development. Students majoring in agriculture, natural resources, textile and apparel studies, and food and nutrition are eligible to participate in the CARS Ambassadors Program. 

Goals for the Ambassadors Program

•Encouraging high school juniors and seniors to pursue higher education

•Creating opportunities for high school students learn about agricultural and allied professions as viable career options

•Introducing potential students to the array of degree opportunities and resources offered through CARS and Delaware State University 

Schedule the CARS Ambassadors to assist at your upcoming event.

Ambassadors can be requested by middle and high schools for presentations and by CARS faculty to assist with college and departmental events and programs. For more information, contact Mr. Alex D. Meredith at 302.857.6410, or 

Meet The Ambassadors 

Rachelle Purnell, President 2014-15
Classification: Senior
Major: Agribusiness
Hometown: Lincoln, Delaware
Campus Activities: Delawareans Against Nicotine & Tobacco Exposure (DANTE), CARS Ambassadors, National Society of Leadership & Success, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Collegiate FFA
Why are you a Hornet? The campus vibe is very relaxed and we are all like family. It's a real home away from home.
Career Goals: International Agriculture and/or working for USDA-APHIS
Advice for Students: “Procrastination is your greatest enemy. Practice good time management skills early.”
Ask Me About… My Study Abroad trip to Ghana

Jordan Evelyn, Vice-President 2014-2015
Classification: Senior
Major:  Pre-Veterinary Science
Hometown:  Piscataway, New Jersey
Campus Activities: 1 Entity Modeling Team, Member of the N.A.A.C.P, Ambassador for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Why are you a Hornet? The atmosphere provided by Delaware State University gives me a homey feeling, which made the transition into a Hornet easier. The Campus life, the academics, and my peers are a few reasons why Delaware State University is and will remain one of my favorite places to be.
Career Goals:  Becoming a world-renowned Zoologist.
Advice for Students: “Time management is essential to success! Learn how to properly manage your time, and you will be able to seize all opportunities presented.”
Ask Me About: Any of my experiences since becoming a student at Delaware State University, and the many opportunities that are offered within my field of study.

Katie Ommanney
Classification: Junior
Major: Natural Resources with a concentration in Wildlife Management.
Minor: Undecided.
Hometown: Arusha, Tanzania
Campus Activities: The Wildlife Society
Why are you a Hornet? Because the Wildlife Management program is great and I love the campus and Dover.
Career Goals: Wildlife conservation by way of basal development of communities surrounding wild areas.
Advice for students: “Remember that without education there can be no growth. Don’t let anyone steer you away from your education and dreams.”
Ask Me About… My years spent in East Africa.

DebbieLynn Mayo
Classification: Sophomore
Major: Animal and Poultry Science
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Residing in: Wilmington, Delaware
Campus activities: MANRRS, United Methodist Students
Why you are a Hornet: Because of all the rich tradition here at Delaware State University and the campus is beautiful
Careers goals: Animals Behaviorist for wildlife, or marine animals
Advice for Students: “Remember that you are paying for you education so wither you take advantage of the research opportunities or the partying opportunities, you are paying for it.”
Ask Me about: Going to the MANRRS Conference in Alabama, Birmingham

Kyle Maull
Classification: Sophomore
Major: Agribusiness
Hometown: Millsboro, Delaware
Campus Activities: Hornet Ambassadors, MANRRS, FAN Club
Why are you a Hornet? Delaware State University has a great agriculture program, and offers a unique opportunity for career and educational advancement.
Career Goals: I want to work for the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC.
Advice for Students: “Take control of your future, and create your own opportunities.”
Ask Me About… My future career.
Taylor Pleasanton
Classification: Junior
Major: Criminal Justice    
Hometown: Hartly, Delaware
Campus Activities: Criminal Justice Club, National FFA Organization
Why are you a Hornet? The campus is big enough to get the college experience but the class sizes are small and students are able to have personal attention from teachers if they need extra help or guidance.
Career Goals: Undecided; possibly a middle school science teacher or crime scene investigator
Advice for Students: “Stay on track and come up with your own personal study habits that help you succeed. Do not get side tract by all of the other things going on but be involved in your school and the community.”
Ask Me About… My trip to Louisville Kentucky for the National FFA Convention
Contact me at: 

Kaelyn Maull
Classification: Sophomore
Major: Food & Nutritional Science
Hometown: Millsboro, Delaware
Campus Activities: Food and Nutrition Club (FAN)
Why are you a Hornet? I am from Delaware and I wanted to continue the family tradition of attending DSU
Career Goals: I want to become a Registered Dietitian with a certification in Diabetes Education
Advice for Students: “Build good study habits early because knowing how to properly study in college will get you a long way.”
Ask Me About… My missions trip to Nicaragua
Arielle B Wilmore
Classification: Senior
Major: Textiles and Apparel studies
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Campus Activities: President of Republic of Fashion, Member of National Council of Nergo Women
Why are you a Hornet? I’m close to home, but far enough to be Independent, and there’s no better HBCU! 
Career Goals: I hope to have my own boutique, and be a buyer at you favorite department store.
Advice for Students: “No matter what odds are against you, you can do anything you set your mind to. Ambition is the key to making all your dreams come true.”
Ask Me About… My club’s annual fashion show.

Benjamain Bougouneau
Classification: Freshman
Major: Food and Nutrition
Hometown: Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Campus Activities: FFA (Future Farmer of America), MANNRS
Why are you a Hornet? I love this campus, and DSU offers many opportunities for me to excel in my field.
Career Goals: My goal is to go back to the Virgin Islands and become the Commissioner of Agriculture.

CARS Ambassadors is a student organization of the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences 

CARS Ambassadors

Alex D. Meredith
Miss Rachelle Purnell
Vice President 
Mr. Jordan Evelyn
Benjamain Bougouneau
Kaelyn Maull
Kyle Maull
DebbieLynn Mayo
Katie Ommanney
Taylor Pleasanton
Arielle B Wilmore

News and Announcements

February 13, 2015, 8:00am-8:30am
Hornet Days (MD/DC/VA)
MLK Student Parlors (A & B)
Dover, DE
February 20, 2015, 8:00am-8:30am
Hornet Days (NJ)
MLK Student Center Parlors (A & B)
Dover, DE
February 20, 2015, 11:00am-2:00pm
College of Agriculture & Related Sciences at Polytech 3rd Annual CTE Month Career Fair
Woodside, DE
February 26, 2015, 7:30am-10:45am
Smyrna High School College and Career Fair
Smyrna, DE
February 26,2015, 11:00am-12:00pm
DSU-CARS’ Ag. Ambassadors interest meeting for 2015-16 school year
Ag. Annex Building RM. 111
Dover, DE
February 27, 2015, 8:00am-8:30am
Hornet Days (NY)
MLK Student Parlors (A & B)
Dover, DE
March 5, 2015, 8:30am-2:30pm
Ambassadors at the Kent County Science Fair
Delaware State University
Georgetown, DE
March 5, 2015
Application deadline for 2015-16 Ag. Ambassadors Program
March 10th -12th, 2015
Ambassadors at Delaware FFA State Convention
Delaware State University 
April 11, 2015, 9:00am-1:00pm
DSU Spring Open House
Memorial Hall Gymnasium
April 23, 2015, 11:00am-1:00pm
125th celebration of the 1890 Morrill Land-Grant Act (Campus Walk)
Delaware State University 
May 1, 2015, 11:00am-12:00pm
End of the Year BBQ/Senior Celebration!