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Shasta Sowers

Shasta Sowers

Shasta R. Sowers was never wanting for something to do at Virginia Tech.

The agricultural sciences major — who minored in international agriculture, animal and poultry sciences, and Appalachian studies — served as a College Ambassador, a member of Dairy Club and Collegiate FFA, the state secretary for Virginia FFA Association, and a participant in The Big Event and Relay for Life.

In 2012, Sowers was selected for the International Collegiate Agricultural Leadership Program in Southeast Asia. She has taught farming techniques in Nicaragua and found time to volunteer at a local farm and at the Blacksburg Farmers Market. Sowers was also a researcher for the Appalachian Teaching Project and presented her findings to the Appalachian Regional Commission.

“Shasta is one of our shining stars in the college,” said Susan Sumner, associate dean and director of academic programs. “She is bright, inquisitive, and has a deep desire to give back to her community.”