Agricultural Education Major
Parry Walden bleeds red and black. He says UGA is his home away from home. His experiences growing up have given him a passion for agriculture he fuels with knowledge from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. He hopes to educate the world with his degree in Agricultural Education.
Q&A with Perry
What made you choose to attend UGA?
I have always been a Bulldawg. It has been a dream of mine to attend the University of Georgia.
How many times have you changed your major? What made you settle on your current major?
None, for my interest and career aspirations Agricultural Education has been right at home for me.
What exposure did you have to agriculture before coming to CAES?
I have been around my grandfather and his cattle ever since I was a baby. I started raising my own flock of chickens in middle school and showed beef cattle through high school, as well as working with an uncle during the summer farming tomatoes and corn.
What's your favorite class and why?
In Agricultural Education Leadership Seminar, I get to go out into local classrooms and teach lessons to middle and high school students. I love working with students and teaching them about agriculture.
What's one thing you're always sure to take to class?
Which instructor at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has been the most influential?
What's the most important thing you've learned this year?
Make better mistakes tomorrow. It is when you make mistakes that you learn the most to apply at the moments when you succeed.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Finishing up my masters or attending seminary or traveling the world.
What's the strangest or coolest thing that's happened to you at UGA?
Receiving the email that I have been recommended as an exceptional student. I was not expecting this at all.
Favorite thing to do outside of class:
Tutor and mentor a second grader from J. J. Harris Elementary in Athens.
Best advice for incoming freshmen:
Meet everyone you can, don’t hold anything back, and remember this is college - not another year of high school.
One thing about yourself that sets you apart:
I am a very outgoing person full of stories and have a handful of random talents.
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