All Zamorano generations have learned to work with their hands while acquiring modern theoretical and scientific knowledge in classrooms and laboratories. Wilson Popenoe claimed that learning practical skills would be the main education objective in Zamorano.
The board of the United Fruit Company agrees to support Samuel Zemurray’s endeavor to establish an agricultural school in Central America.
Dr. Wilson Popenoe is hired as director of the Panamerican Agriculture School. The construction of the main buildings on campus begins.
In June, seventy young men arrive to Zamorano to begin their studies.
Richard M. Nixon, then vice president of the United States, delivers the commencement speech.
Dr. Wilson Popenoe retires; William Paddock is appointed as the new director of Zamorano.
The Admissions Department requires a high school diploma from all candidates.
The school adopts a quarterly calendar of 15 weeks per quarter; the academic year begins in January.
Dr. Albert S. Muller is the Zamorano Director.
Dr. Robert P. Armour is the Zamorano Director.
Dr. Kermit H. Adams is the Zamorano Director.
Dr. Joseph S. Courand is the Zamorano Director.
Dr. Simon Malo becomes the first Latin American and Zamorano graduate appointed as Zamorano Director.
First group of women enroll at Zamorano.
The first four women graduate, including Ana Maria Girón, who held highest GPA in the class.
The United Fruit Company concludes its financial support to Zamorano.
Zamorano adds an optional fourth year to the program for students who completed their third year studies, and graduates from previous years.
Dr. Keith L. Andrews is Director of Zamorano.
Zamorano shifts from a three-year program to a four-year program. The university now offers four different degrees: Agribusiness Management, Food Science and Technology, Agricultural Sciences and Production, and Environment and Development.
Dr. Kenneth L. Hoadley is President of Zamorano.
Establishment of the Four Centers for Research and Innovation: Biodiversity, e-Learning, Entrepreneurship, and Renewable Energy.
Dr. Roberto Cuevas García, of Guatemalan origin, is the second Latin American president of Zamorano.
Zamorano celebrates 70 years serving the Americas and the world.
Dr. Jeffrey Lansdale, as the current President of Zamorano.