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Stevens Initiative Awards Grant to Make Virtual Exchange Possible for Youth in Morocco and the United States

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has partnered with Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) in Morocco on a virtual exchange opportunity: ENGAGE: “Leadership in a Virtual World.” This connects students at TAMU with students at UM6P where they will engage in live discussions and work together on activities to develop and strengthen cultural competency skills. Dr. Jack Elliot ( is the lead faculty for TAMU and his ALEC 350: Global Agricultural Issues course will serve as the pilot for the program in Fall 2020. Kerri Vance, Coordinator… Read More →

AgriLeader featured in The Battalion

During spring 2020, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, professor Dr. Tobin Redwine, graduate assistant Jessica Spence, and the AgriLeader Editorial Team decided that no matter what, they were going to publish the Fall 2020 edition. Without access to the Curl Lab where the magazine is produced, miles apart from each other, meeting online through various platforms, and working under a completely new environment and circumstances, they successfully published the magazine’s fall edition.  In the words of the Editor in Chief, Hunter Woods ’20: “As you look… Read More →

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ALEC-led Team receives Grant from USDA-NIFA for Gender-Lensed Curricula

News Release An Agricultural Leadership Education and Communications (ALEC)-led team has received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture  (USDA-NIFA) to produce “Gender Lensed Curricula for the Food, Agricultural, Natural Resources, and Human Sciences” (GLCF).  The grant was approved through NIFA’s Higher Education Challenge grant program. The GLCF will fill a gap in knowledge by creating gender-sensitive curricula composed of five modules and a course that focus on five development topics with emphasis on the role of women in development,… Read More →

Dr. Allison Dunn awarded Distinguished Research Paper at the ALE 2020 Annual Conference

  Join us in congratulating Dr. Allison Dunn and her co-authors doctors Lori Moore, Summer Odom, Gary Briers, and Krista Bailey for having their paper Competencies Needed for Entry-level Student Affairs Leadership Educators selected as the Distinguished Research Paper at the 2020 annual conference of the Association of Leadership Educators. Dr. Dunn currently serves as an Instructional Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications at Texas A&M University.  The award-winning paper was part of her dissertation research and focuses on identifying the leadership educator competencies entry-level… Read More →