College of Agriculture

Ag Education Students Facilitate Breakout Sessions at LeadCat Event

Announced on: Tuesday, Sept. 03, 2019

On Saturday, August 24, 11 agricultural education students from the College of Agriculture facilitated a one-hour session filled with team-building activities and ice breakers for the campus-led LeadCat Program. The session aimed to usher new freshmen and transfer students into their time at Chico State. Sophomore Isabel Lopez served as the student lead, accompanied by agricultural education professor Alyssa Schager.

The event allowed pairs of College of Ag students to create and facilitate leadership activities to get new students “comfortable with being uncomfortable,” as the theme for the day stated.

Sophomore Brianne Shannon one activity where new students were tasked with spelling out phrases using their bodies, getting them moving and laughing with a purpose behind each word.

“Our group of facilitators were full of fire and passion and the activities as quirky and awkward but perfect for getting students out of their comfort zones while having fun,” she said.

Jacquelyn Kesting agreed, adding, “It was a great opportunity to welcome the incoming students and encourage them to embrace college life and the opportunities Chico State has to offer.”

“We really wanted to get them excited to be a Wildcat and I think that’s exactly what we did,” Shannon added.