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Ag Students Chauffeured by Helicopter to Job Interview

Beck's Hybrids Treats Prospective Employees to Whirlwind Day in Indiana

November 9, 2012

Making their way to the helicopter are, from the left, seniors Kara Pontones, LeAnn Topp and Kelsey Berger, and juniors Jenny Shaw and Katie Shaw.

Making their way to the helicopter are, from the left, seniors Kara Pontones, LeAnn Topp and Kelsey Berger, and juniors Jenny Shaw and Katie Shaw.

Rock stars? A congressional entourage? Moguls of industry? No, the persons leaving Clinton County Airport Friday (Nov. 9) morning by helicopter were five Wilmington College students.

Beck’s Hybrids flew the agriculture students to its headquarters in Atlanta, Ind., for interviews with the company. They included seniors Kara Pontones, LeAnn Topp and Kelsey Berger, and juniors Jenny Shaw and Katie Shaw.

This marks the second batch of students they’ve transported to Indiana for interviews. The company already hired one of students.

Beck’s is the largest privately held seed company in the United States and employs a number of WC agriculture alumni. Wilmington College’s agriculture students are finding employment at extraordinarily high percentages within several months after graduation.