Tiger Twelve Class of 2024 Spotlight: Zachary Bonser

May 02, 2024

Zachary Bonser, of Tyrone, Georgia, pursued a major in Agricultural & Extension Education during his time at LSU. He describes his experience as transformational, focusing on promoting inclusivity and sustainability within the College of Agriculture and the industry at large.

Receiving recognition through the LSU Tiger Twelve award is a profound honor for Bonser, highlighting the acknowledgment of his efforts in making a positive impact on campus and beyond. He credits his involvement in student organizations like College of Agriculture Les Voyageurs, Tigers for Cultivating Change, MANRRS, Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, Geaux Planet, Black Student Union, and the Refuge Leadership Team for enriching his college journey.

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Zachary Bonser.

“ Being recognized in this capacity is such an honor, especially with the other recipients being so exceptional! I’m incredibly grateful that all the work I’ve put in at LSU is being acknowledged in this way. ”

Throughout his four years, Bonser found inspiration and guidance from individuals like Henry Hebert, Amanda Ferguson, Dr. Kristin Stair, Dr. Richie Roberts, Dr. Gina Eubanks, and fellow Les Voyageurs, who made a significant impact on his experience at LSU.

After graduation, he plans to join Corteva Agriscience's Early Career Development Program in Des Moines, Iowa, rotating through various company departments and returning to LSU to recruit future Ag Tigers.

Grateful for the support and mentorship he received, Bonser acknowledges the role of mentors like Henry Hebert, Amanda Ferguson, professors, and fellow student ambassadors in his success at LSU, expressing his commitment to pay it forward to future generations.

Tiger 12 Award Recipients