Zach Allgyre named March Rotary Student of the Month
Terra State Community College student Zach Allgyre has been named the College’s Rotary Student of the Month for March.
Allgyre, from Attica, Ohio, graduated from Seneca East High School in May of 2021. At Seneca East, Allgyre received many awards, including the National Machinery Citizenship award, AgCredit 110% Award, was on the Principal’s List all 16 quarters of high school and earned the Graduation Subject Awards in Agriculture and History.
Now at Terra State, he is taking classes to earn two Associate of Applied Business degrees in Agribusiness Management and Marketing. Being a third-generation farmer, he wanted to expand his knowledge of the field of agriculture and diversify his career options by learning marketing.
“I chose Terra State because I wanted to go to a smaller college as I am from a small town and high school. I knew that at a larger school most of my professors would barely know my name and I would not get to connect with them on a personal level. I enjoy knowing my professors well and being able to connect with them and other students due to the smaller class sizes,” said Allgryre.
Aside from classes, Allgyre is the President of the Student Government Association, a member of Seneca County Young Agriculture Professionals and works part-time on his family farm, Sunrise Cooperative. Additionally, he enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering, trapshooting, long-range rifle shooting and riding his four-wheeler.
His nominator, Adjunct Professor Ryan Bowers, credits Allgyre for being a great student and hard worker. “I chose Zach as Rotary Student of the Month because not only is he an overachiever, but he is humble in nature and very helpful to his other classmates if they need it. He brings a lot to class and is a very active participant while also keeping myself sharp as a professor,” said Bowers.
“The experiences I will take after I leave Terra State are building relationships with my professors to benefit both my educational experience and knowing that I can rely on one as a future reference. I will also take the experience of getting to know my classmates and applying their real-world knowledge to my future too,” said Allgyre.
After graduation, Allgyre's ultimate career goal is to farm full-time once he retires from his day job. He is not quite sure about the career he would like to pursue upon graduating, but he would enjoy a position that allows him to be a leader while providing him the flexibility to continue farming.