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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 →

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!

Aggies Take on the Global Case Competition

The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications would like to wish three of our graduate students the best of luck as they compete in the Global Case Competition this weekend. Meikah Dado, Danette Philpot and Garett Brogan, along with a student from Mays Business School, will have 24 hours as a team to generate game-changing solutions for the UN Food Systems Summit 2021. Good luck Meikah, Danette, and Garrett! Click here to more about this competition.

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 →

COVID-19 Resources

The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications will keep you informed with the most current information with regards to COVID-19. As the situation with Covid-19 continues, the department will link to information provided by the Texas A&M University and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. TAMU COVID-19 Information COVID-19 Resources for COALS Students COVID-19 Resources for COALS Faculty and Staff

ALEC Fall 2020 Doctoral Graduates

The Department wishes to congratulate the Fall 2020 Doctoral Graduates! Dr. Amber Anderson – D@D – Chair, Dr. Robert Strong; Co-Chair, Dr. Michael Brashears Dr. Nicole Dietzel – Chair, Dr. Manuel Pina Dr. Dottie Goebel – Chair, Dr. Scott Cummings Dr. Monte Nesbitt – Chair, Dr. Philip Shackelford

ALEC Fall 2020 Graduating Master’s Students

The Department wishes to congratulate the Fall 2020 Graduating Master’s Students! Blaine Balliett – Chair, Dr. Summer Odom Kala McCain – Chair, Dr. Lori Moore Cy Quackenbush – Chair, Dr. Scott Cummings Lalena Stavinoha – Chair, Dr. Summer Odom