Emily Kueker Receives Past President Award at 2019 Celebration of Excellence

Emily Kueker, who received her bachelor’s degree from CAFNR in 2002 in agricultural education, leadership and communications, received the Past President Award at CAFNR’s 2019 Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony, held Thursday, April 11.

Kueker, Lake Ozark, Missouri, served as president of the CAFNR Alumni Association over the past year, and has also served as Professor-for-a-Day in the college. While a student in CAFNR, she helped plan CAFNR Unlimited, as the alumni intern. She is co-owner of Vivayic, a virtual company that designs learning solutions – training programs and educational initiatives – in support of business and organizational goals.

“Emily is a quiet, steady and highly effective leader. It was an honor for my office to work closely with her this past year,” said Darcy Wells, senior executive director of advancement, CAFNR Office of Advancement. “Longtime alumni relations director Dana Brown Haynes retired in December 2017. Without a dedicated staff member to support the work of the CAFNR Alumni Association, Emily helped build the bridge necessary between advancement and the alumni board to ensure the success of programs developed by the alumni board over the years. The relationship between the alumni association and the advancement office has never been stronger; we’re all looking forward to a bright future of collaboration.”