Student Spotlight: Alex Stocker

Alex Stocker
Alex Stocker

Hometown:Grand Island, Nebraska

Major:Agricultural Education, with a minor in Animal Science

Anticipated Date of Graduation:May 2020

Why did you decide to come to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln?

UNL was one of two choices for me when I was applying for college. At first, I was set on going out of state, but on my tour of East Campus, I knew that I was at home.

What is your favorite thing about the University of Nebraska–Lincoln?

East Campus is definitely my favorite part of UNL. I love the small-town feel, and you get to know everyone in your classes and walking around campus. East Campus is so welcoming and makes me feel like I’m part of a family and not just a number.

How has diversity and inclusive excellence played a role in your CASNR experience?

CASNR courses have taught me a lot about diversity. CASNR faculty are so nice and respectful of all types of people, no matter what their backgrounds are or where they are from. CASNR faculty go above and beyond, helping all students no matter what the circumstances are, and I really appreciate them!

What is your favorite class you have taken so far, and why?

This is a difficult choice, but I would have to say ALEC 413 with Dr. Lloyd Bell. In that class, we create program models, course outlines, and really dive into what kind of ag teacher we want to become. This class has been the most beneficial to me because of how much more prepared I feel to become the best ag teacher that I can be.

What are your plans, post-graduation?

After graduating in May, I plan to be getting ready for my first year of teaching agriculture to high school students in Nebraska.

What’s life like outside of school?

It definitely depends on the day or the week! If it’s a busier week with homework, then that takes up a lot of my time, but I still find time to hang out with friends and make the most out of my last year of college that I can! This semester I’m also trying to do a few things to prepare myself more for my student teaching semester in the spring.