Jo Anne Norris has been a beloved staff member in the Agricultural and Applied Economics department for nearly 30 years, starting as a senior secretary and working her way up to become the outstanding advisor she is today.She began advising students in 2007, and quickly becoming known for her friendly and welcoming attitude.Not only does Jo Anne help students navigate the expansive and occasionally frustrating world of class registration, but she also offers a listening ear, welcome advice and encouragement to any who enter her always-open office. Jo Anne knows that advising isn’t a “one size fits all” task, so she goes above and beyond in her work to ensure that each student has an ideal, manageable schedule that fits him or her personally.Jo Anne also has numerous other jobs in the department, such as preparing minutes for faculty meetings, scheduling courses, maintaining files for undergraduate students, planning and executing the annual Conner Connects banquet and award nominations, and day-to-day departmental operations. She manages all of these duties and more on top of advising undergraduate students and participating in summer orientation sessions for incoming freshmen.For all she does in the department, Jo Anne has received numerous awards. She is a nine-time winner of the Ag and Environmental Economics Club’s Outstanding Service Award, a four-time winner of the Graduate Student Association’s Outstanding Staff Award, an honorary member of the Agricultural Honor Society and the winner of the Ag and Environmental Economics Club’s 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award.Jo Anne still finds time to be an active member of her church. Since 2002, Grace Baptist Church has been her church home, where she’s been part of the Ladies’ Ministry, a member and co-director of the choir, the chair of the Food and Fellowship Committee and a Sunday School teacher. Jo Anne is truly an incredible and integral part of the Agricultural and Applied Economics department. Students, faculty and staff agree it wouldn’t be the same place without her.
Syracuse basketball recruiting: Turkish 7-foot star Omer Yurtseven picks North Carolina State over the Orange
Comments Published on May 16, 2016 at 1:01 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR Class of 2016 Turkish center Omer Yurtseven picked North Carolina State over Syracuse and Utah on Monday morning, according to multiple reports.The 17-year-old star visited Syracuse on May 4 and turned down a lucrative contract from his club team, Fenerbahçe, in order to achieve his goal of playing college basketball, according to Scout.com. Yurtseven also told Scout that he’d spoken with 15 schools, including Atlantic Coast Conference rivals North Carolina and Miami.The 6-foot-11, 230-pound big man recently scored 91 points and snagged 28 rebounds in a single U-18 game against Turkey. He went 34-for-49 from the field, attempting nearly 70 percent of his team’s shots and hitting five 3-pointers.He is a consensus five-star recruit and graded as a 99 in 247Sports.com’s composite ratings. DraftExpress.com has Yurtseven projected to go as the No. 14 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.Yurtseven averaged 9.8 points and 8.7 rebounds per game in nine games during the FIBA U18 European Championships last summer. The Orange’s last signed foreign recruit was Belgium’s Kristof Ongenaet, who played a limited role in his two seasons from 2007-09.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHere’s a highlight video from Yurtseven in last year’s European Championships: Facebook Twitter Google+