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Summer registration; “Hope Inspires Vision” PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 June 2015 16:55

By Ron Rosati


New students to the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis may register for their Fall classes on June 8 or July 13. Incoming students have a chance to put together their Fall course schedule and other enrollment duties on these special dates from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Students will have the opportunity to meet with their academic advisor, register for classes, purchase books and learn more about financial aid, residence life and the NCTA campus community. I look forward to meeting more of our new Aggie students this summer. Fall classes begin Aug. 24.

It is not too late to apply for college. Whether students are seeking a full-time status, enrolling in a class or two, or studying dual credit classes (high school and college credits), they are encouraged to consider NCTA. See our web site at for an on-line application.

Summer session courses begin June 15 with the majority of our campus residents in one of the veterinary technology systems options. The campus is a bit quieter now than during the Fall or Spring semesters, but it is still a bustling place with industry meetings and special conferences in Curtis.

Speaking of special events, we have a unique opportunity for students, neighboring communities, businesses and rural partners to come together, when for the first time, NCTA is a site for a Nebraska Rural Futures Conference.

The conference theme, ‘Hope Inspires Vision,’ encourages all of us to envision vibrant rural futures. The 2015 RFC is coordinated by the Rural Futures Institute at the University of Nebraska.

It will be offered simultaneously in two locations: the University of Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln and NCTA. We are now in the planning stages for the featured activities on Oct. 21-22.

Our objective: to foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship for rural places.

Keynote speakers include Howard W. Buffett, Clifton Taulbert and Shane Lopez. This is an excellent slate of keynote speakers, and individuals who I will share more about in future reports.

For now, please mark your calendar for Oct. 21-22 to join us in Curtis. Registration will begin July 1, when the full schedule will be announced. This is a popular conference for networking and for sharing ideas on economic and community development in rural Nebraska.

For details on the October event, see or for information about NCTA’s programs see or call us at 1-800-3-CURTIS.

Ron Rosati serves as the University of Nebraska,  Nebraska College of Techincal Agriculture (NTCA) Dean.