Coltin Schachtner Kramer represents Morningside at national convention

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

SIOUX CITY – Morningside College student Coltin Schachtner Kramer, son of Clay Kramer and Heather Schachtner of Fonda, Iowa, recently attended the 91st Annual National FFA Convention in Indianapolis with the Morningside College Ag Club.

Schachtner Kramer is a 2017 graduate of Newell Fonda High School. He and three other Morningside students participated in a Quiz Bowl competition at the convention and placed seventh.

Morningside College also was one of 10 colleges and universities to participate in the collegiate Alpha Tau Alpha Program of Excellence competition. Morningside received first place in professional development and second place overall, beating land grant universities like the University of Minnesota.

“The competition provided our students with the opportunity to share the club’s most impactful activities with collegiate agriculture students and advisers across the country,” said Dr. Thomas Paulsen, head of the applied agricultural and food studies department at Morningside. “Being recognized for a commitment to professional development through industry engagement demonstrates how Morningside College develops the whole person through academic and co-curricular, experiential learning.”

Morningside College is a private college in Sioux City, Iowa, with a total enrollment of 2,700 students. Morningside offers over 65 majors and pre-professional programs. It also offers online graduate programs in education and nursing and an online bachelor’s degree completion program for nontraditional students. More information is available at