Thursday, June 2, 2016

Scammahorn Graduates with a Ph.D. from Mississippi State University

STARKVILLE, MS. — Aaron Christofer Scammahorn of Ellisville, MS graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Agricultural and Extension Education with a minor in Curriculum Development at Mississippi State University’s commencement ceremony, held on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7.

While at MSU, Dr. Scammahorn served as Secretary for the MSU Graduate Student Association, House Parent for Farmhouse Fraternity, and was a member of Community Emergency Response Team. In addition, he completed a dissertation, titled An Examination of the Attrition Risk Factors among Agricultural Teachers in Region Four of the National Association of Agricultural Educators.

A 1997 graduate of Franklin Monroe High School, Dr. Scammahorn is the son of Ronald and Kay Scammahorn of Bradford and is married to Dr. Roseanne Ellison Scammahorn previously of New Madison.

Mississippi State University forms a cohesive higher education-municipal community with Starkville, a growing agricultural-commercial-industrial city of nearly 24,000. The grounds of Mississippi State include some 4,200 acres, including farms, pastures and woodlands of the experiment station. Agricultural research is accomplished on the MAFES Plant Science Farm of approximately 560 acres, 10 greenhouses and more than 40 other structures, as well as the MAFES Animal Sciences Farm of 1,650 acres and 52 structures.

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