Monthly Archives: April 2021

Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications students receive Senior Merit Award

The Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences congratulates the outstanding students receiving 2021 Senior Merit Awards. Presented by the College for over 50 years, these awards recognize the best of the best graduating seniors. Kate West Kate West is a senior Agricultural Communications and Journalism major with an Agricultural Economics minor. Growing up on a cow-calf operation, she was constantly surrounded by farm life and livestock. During high school, FFA sparked her passion for agriculture advocacy and education. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences… Read More →

Murphrey recipient of AFS College Level Teaching Award

Each fall, The Association of Former Students honors outstanding faculty members for their dedication to teaching. Since the program’s inception in 1982, these achievement awards recognize, encourage, and reward the superior classroom teachers— those individuals whose command of their respective discipline, teaching methodologies, pervasive caring, communication skills, and commitment to the learning process exemplify the meaning of teacher/mentor in its highest sense. This award is designed to distinguish those teachers who maintain high expectations of their students and who ensure academic rigor in their courses. Distinguished teachers recognize… Read More →

Graduate Students Awarded at Student Research Week

Four graduate students, along with Robert Strong, Ph.D., Associate Department Head for Graduate Programs, in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications, placed in the graduate oral presentations of the 2021 Texas A&M University Student Research Week. Carmen Benson and Strong placed first in the public service graduate session. Benson gave an oral presentation over their research titled “Towards More Inclusive Higher Education Globally: Priorities for Gender Equality.” Chin-Ling Lee and Strong placed first in the agriculture graduate session. Lee presented their research titled “Precision Agriculture Adoption… Read More →

Aggies working to reshape rural education

Texas A&M supporting rural districts, early-college programs   Texas A&M University’s Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications, ALEC, is working with rural schools to make sure the future offers as many opportunities as possible for Texas youth. The rural school partnership and program is one Matt Baker, Ph.D., head of the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Bryan-College Station, is extraordinarily passionate about. Baker understands the importance of rural education firsthand, not just for students but for communities. Read the… Read More →

Student Worker Appreciation

It is National Student Employment week! Kate, Ty, Juan, and Kaylee — We appreciate all that you do for the department.  We “donut” know what we would do without you! Enjoy your week!