Monthly Archives: April 2013

Students Recognized at Annual Awards Banquet

By: Mollie Lastovica Outstanding students in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications were recognized at the ALEC Awards Reception April 12. Awards and scholarships were presented to recognize student achievement both extra-curricular and academic success. Each major in the department recognized outstanding freshman, sophomore, junior, senior and non-traditional students.   Agricultural Communications and Journalism Outstanding Freshman: Claire Whitfield Outstanding Sophomore: Amantha Hons Outstanding Juniors: Alexis Benningfield, Allyson Heil Outstanding Seniors: Josh Hardcastle, Mollie Lastovica Outstanding Non-Traditional Students: Barbara Hosler, Mark Spillers   Agricultural Science Outstanding Freshman:… Read More →

Study Away

Texas Natural Resource Photography For application and information contact Tobin Redwine at credits earned: AGCJ 380 (3)   California Advocacy, Outreach and Engagement: For application and information contact Dr. Billy McKim at Credits earned: AGCJ 491 (3), AGCJ 481 (3), ALEC 404, (3)  

Student, Farmer, Cotton Grower Marketer of the Year

By: Mollie Lastovica Thomas Wynn, Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications graduate student, was recently named the 2012 Cotton Marketer of the Year. Sponsored by Cotton Grower magazine, the New York Cotton Exchange and Bayer CropScience’s Certified FiberMax program, the award recognizes a United States cotton producer for his or her excellence in a marketing program. “There are probably half a dozen people who are just as qualified or more qualified than me to receive this award,” Wynn humbly said. “I am honored that they selected me… Read More →

AGCJ Students Learn Journalism, Teamwork and Leadership in Editor Positions

By: Mollie Lastovica Three students in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications are proving the practicality of their degree by taking what they have learned in the classroom and applying that knowledge to part-time jobs in the journalism field. Working as Editor for the Aggieland yearbook, Managing Editor for The Battalion and Copy Editor for the Eagle, respectively, Kalee Bumguardner, Jake Walker and Christen Wilson, are committed to gaining journalism experience outside of the classroom. Second Time’s a Charm Kalee Bumguardner, a graduate student in the… Read More →

ALEC Graduate Student Interns with Super Bowl XLVII Champion Baltimore Ravens

  By: Caitlin Powers During the 2013 NFL Season, the Baltimore Ravens utilized the skillsets of many great team members on their way to a Super Bowl XLVII victory. One of those team members was ALEC graduate student Lindsey Smith. Smith, a Maryland native, is a corporate sales and suite intern for the Ravens while working on a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications. “Growing up I have always been a big Baltimore Ravens fan,” She said. In fact, her love for sports and… Read More →

ALEC Students Selected to Serve Foundation, University

By: Mollie Lastovica The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will have four representatives on the Texas A&M Foundation’s Maroon Coats, filling a void of two years without COALS members in the elite organization. Two of those newly selected members are members of the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications. Junior agricultural communications and journalism student Jordan Symon and senior agribusiness major Deanna Bosse, who will begin her Master’s in ALEC in the fall, will serve the Foundation and the College of Agriculture Development Council as Maroon… Read More →

Agricultural Science Students Gain Experience and Passion at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

By: Caitlin Powers The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo provides students with great opportunities through not only scholarships but internships as well. Agricultural Science students interned with the Show as  judge’s assistants for the Agricultural Mechanics Show in March. “This is a very valuable learning experience for someone considering a career in agricultural education-especially someone interested in teaching agricultural mechanics,” sophomore agricultural science major, Ian Sprouse said. The Agricultural Mechanics Show provides Texas 4-H and FFA members with an opportunity to display their constructed agricultural mechanics projects. Projects… Read More →

ALEC Students Intern at San Antonio Stock Show

By: Caitlin Powers ALEC students enhanced their professional skills as interns with the San Antonio Stock Show throughout the month of February. Students leave the classroom to participate in hands-on internships. As an intern they are assigned a specific event or department of the stock show. Agriculture leadership and development majors, Ashley Skeels, junior, and Kelsey Hirsch, sophomore, worked the Junior Breeding Heifer Show for their internship. “It was neat to be able to see all of the hard work that goes into making the San Antonio Stock… Read More →