Two North Central Missouri College students have been elected as national officers in the National Post-Secondary (PAS) Agriculture Student Organization for the 2013-14 year.
Taylor Lynch of Trenton is serving as National PAS President. Lynch, the daughter of Eric and Renea Lynch of Trenton, is a graduate of North Central Missouri College and is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Science degree in Agricultural Education at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. She served as National PAS President-elect this past year.
Shelby Chaney, the daughter of Rex and Christine Chaney of Trenton, has been elected National PAS Vice President. She is a sophomore at North Central Missouri College working toward an Associate of Arts transfer degree with emphasis in Animal Science. Shelby plans to transfer to Northwest Missouri State University to complete a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, Pre-Veterinary. At NCMC, Shelby is a member of the Ag Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Mu Epsilon Sorority, and works as an NADE Certified Tutor.
Their duties as members of the national officer team include serving as a member of the PAS board of directors, planning and conducting the PAS national conference, and representing the national PAS organization at other local, state and national activities. The other 2013-14 National PAS officers are President-Elect Brian Gordon (Illinois); Secretary Kelsey Stock (Wisconsin); and Vice Presidents Riley Hintzen (Illinois), Lisa Busak (Minnesota), and Mitchell Searle (Idaho).
Previous National PAS officers from NCMC were Joe Brinser (1983-84), Mike Hinkebein (1988-89), Michael Slater (2011-12), and Clinton Fenimore (2012-13).
The National PAS Organization was founded in 1980 in Kansas City. Its mission is to provide opportunities for individual growth, leadership and career preparation. North Central Missouri College is a charter member of both the Missouri and National PAS organizations.
North Central Missouri College offers Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Arts transfer degrees which emphasize Agriculture, Natural Resources and Equine Management.