Monthly Archives: October 2012

Making A&M Proud: Former ALEC Student Recognized by the White House as Champion of Change

By: Mollie Lastovica With a passion for service and agriculture at his core, Pete Dreisbach, Ph.D., humbly accepted his recognition as one of 12 Champions of Change in 4-H and FFA on October 9. The distinction, bestowed by the White House, recognizes outstanding community members’ efforts to make a difference in the world. Dreisbach graduated from the ALEC department with a Ph.D. in agricultural education in 1985. “Being an Aggie has had an absolutely critical impact on my daily life,” Dreisbach said. “Professionalism, passion for agricultural education and… Read More →

Dooley, McQueen and Cheek Named Outstanding Alumni

  By: Mollie Lastovica Three alumni of the ALEC Department were recognized at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Appreciation Dinner on Oct. 13 as recipients of the coveted College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Alumni Award. A 1939 graduate, Roscoe B. Dooley received a degree in agricultural education and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States’ Army. Dooley served during World War II and retired as a Lt. Colonel. Dooley earned his master’s degree from Texas A&M in 1946 and began working… Read More →

Maymester Course Gives Students Travel Opportunity

By: Mollie Lastovica Students have the opportunity to enroll in a one-hour seminar course to be offered during the 2013 Maymester. The course, ALEC 681, includes scheduled on-campus meetings and a field trip to the National American Association for Agricultural Education Conference in Columbus, Ohio along with stops at two land-grant universities to discuss research opportunities. Students enrolled in the course will incur field trip fees including travel and lodging to and from the AAAE Conference and conference registration. Interested students are encouraged to contact Billy McKim, Ph.D…. Read More →

Pizza and Places: ALEC Study Abroad

Pizza and Places Informational Oct. 29 An informational session for students interested in international experiences offered within the department will be held October 29 at 6:00 p.m. in AGLS 129. “Pizza and Places” will give students the chance to learn more about departmental study abroad programs including those to Costa Rica, Brazil, Guatemala, Greece, Honduras and Namibia.  

25 Years of First Impressions

By: Caitlin Powers They call her Miss Charlene. She is the smiling lady who always has candy and good advice at her desk, sitting at the front door of the Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications Department. Texas A&M’s ALEC department is known for having a warm, family atmosphere. Lead Office Associate Charlene Boggus is one of the main contributors to that environment. “She is the face of the ALEC department,” said Jonathan Howell, a former student of the department and current Academic Adviser in the department. “She is… Read More →

Extension Roots Lead Katy Weber Back to ALEC

  By: Mollie Lastovica The ALEC Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Organizational Development are pleased welcome Extension Assistant Katy Weber to their team. A Jonesboro, Texas native and third-generation Aggie, Weber graduated with a Master’s of Education from the department in 2011 after completing her Bachelor’s in rangeland ecology and management with a minor in agronomy in 2010. “I really enjoy getting to come back to the department and seeing a lot of the familiar, friendly faces,” Weber said. “It is nice to interact with everybody.”… Read More →

A Passion to Serve

Graduate Student Fulfilling Dream of Service in Africa ALEC graduate student Jenny Jenkins is embracing her passion to serve through the non-profit she started in Africa. Click here to read about Imani Tumaini Upendo and Jenkins’ commitment to helping others.

Dedication, Determination and a Degree

  Hosler Pursues Dream Degree Barbara Hosler is pursuing her bachelor’s in agricultural communications and journalism with hopes of graduating at the age of 50. Click here to read about her dedication, determination and what it is like to be a non-traditional student at Texas A&M University.