Kathleen Pearce

Shortly after graduating, Pearce and fellow CALS alum Christopher Kuehnel (BS’77, Agricultural Business Management) founded New Age Computer Systems, which patented an integrated program for computerizing meat processing plants. A few years later they launched The Meat Handler Company, which designs and creates meat software systems and provides turnkey systems with on-site installation and training. In 2003, Pearce “switched species,” as she puts it, and became a registered nurse and nutritionist. Her hobbies include playing upright bass in a vintage cowboy band.