Regional MANRRS Activities - Fall 2020

Regional MANRRS Cluster Workshop Oct. 2-3

The annual MANRRS Regional Workshop events have served as MANRRS fall premiere recruiting events.  This is the first year the Regional events were held virtually, and the first time Regions IV, V, and VI have held a combined cluster workshop event.

Each cluster featured an Opportunity Fair, Mock Interviews, Student Competitions, Alumni Mixer, and professional and leadership development for student and professional attendees.

The goal of the cluster meetings is to encourage diversity and pluralism and promote the development of those leadership skills that will prepare our members for a thriving future in the agricultural, natural resources, and related sciences. MANRRS provides strategies and techniques that will prove effective for member professional development and advancement in today’s work environment. MANRRS hopes to achieve this goal by collaborating with our corporate, government, and university partners to offer seminars that provide a guide for their future success.

The following 12 OSU MANRRS Chapter students (10 undergraduates and 2 graduate) participated representing OSU MANRRS Chapter for the Region VI cluster/workshop:

  • Ruben Lopez
  • Johannah Hamilton
  • Janelle Layton
  • Mixtli Rodriguez Cardoso
  • Diana Y Solano Lopez
  • Jazmine Tellez
  • E. Gio Soto
  • Marisol De La Torre
  • Angel McNabb-Lyons
  • Kevin Sanchez
  • Dennet Flores
  • Diana Esparza

Joining students from over 25 university MANRRS Chapters.


  • Kansas State University
  • Langston University
  • Lincoln University of Missouri
  • Louisiana State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Southern University and A&M College
  • Texas A&M University-College Station
  • Texas State University
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of Missouri-Columbia


  • Central State University
  • Iowa State University
  • Michigan State University
  • The Ohio State University
  • Illinois State University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison


  • California State University, Chico
  • California State University, Fresno
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • California State University, Pomona
  • Colorado State University
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California-Davis
  • Washington State University

Ruben Lopez, current undergrad, Region VI Vice President, and Johannah Hamilton, Chapter GTA/Co-advisor, served as workshop moderators and program hosts.

Our voting delegates:
  • E. Gio Soto
  • Jazmine Tellez
Contest Participants:

Impromptu: Dennet Flores

Elevator Speech: Diana Y. Solano Lopez

Interview: Kevin Sanchez

We are happy to announce that Dennet Flores received 2nd place in the Impromptu Speaking contest and is now eligible for competing at Nationals in April.

Workshop for building Chapters and sharing ideas …

Career Fair Oct. 9, 2020

Networking with Graduate Schools, Career and Internship Providers along with the New Student Pinning Ceremony were available on Oct. 9, 2020.  Students have applied for positions with USDA NRCS and Merck Animal Health.

Virtual Campus Recruitment Events

OSU Chapter Students have remained active and engaged this fall by participating in several virtual campus recruitment events including CAS New Student Welcome, 4Cs, Beaver Community Fair, and hold Zoom meetings every other week with professional development workshops. Students have further partnered with OSU OPEN Campus and Juntos, providing a panel of students for their Tuesday Talks, to help inform and encourage high school students about college life and support for success.

On Nov. 16, 2020, Chapter officers will be meeting the new CAS Associate Dean, Ricardo Mata Gonzalez to introduce OSU MANRRS Chapter, hear his story and help welcome him to his new role in CAS.

The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University is Oregon's principal source of knowledge relating to agricultural and food systems, and a major source of knowledge regarding environmental quality, natural resources, life sciences, and rural economies and communities worldwide. The College provides undergraduate and graduate education leading to baccalaureate and graduate degrees, and extended education programs throughout Oregon and beyond. Its research programs create knowledge to solve problems and to build a knowledge base for the future. It is a source of information and expertise in integrating and applying knowledge with benefits that are felt in domestic and international settings.