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nun handles cow

Our Summer 2005 cover story featured Sister Augusta Collins ’00 Ph.D. plant science/agronomy (pictured with a John Deere) and Sister Telchilde Hinckley ’00 Ph.D. animal science/reproductive physiology (pictured with cattle) working their farm in Bethlehem, Connecticut.

nun on a tractor
two nuns stand in front of building

Not long ago we checked in on the famous farming nuns at their monastery in Bethlehem, Connecticut, and found Sisters Augusta and Telchilde still plying their science degrees raising Belted Galloways and making the Gouda cheese that quickly sells out when offered to the public. They posed in front of a nearly finished monastery addition (above). Cheesemaker Mother Noella Marcellino ’03 Ph.D. was working overseas when we visited.

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Further Reading:

Pursuing a Higher Education

UConn Traditions, Summer 2005

By Lisa Stiepock
Photo by Peter Morenus


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