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Ruben Saldana named Regents Professors, Regents Fellows

Five Texas A&M AgriLife employees named Regents Professors, Regents Fellows The board established the Regents Professor Awards program in 1996 and the Regents Fellow Service Awards program in 1998. The awards recognize employees who have made extraordinary contributions to their university or agency, as well as to the people of Texas. “This designation by the Texas A&M Board of Regents celebrates an elite level of excellence in research and service, a level of excellence that can only be achieved in the Texas A&M System,” said Patrick J. Stover,… 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 →

ALEC professors contribute theme articles to The Agricultural Education Magazine

Now, more than ever, our professors have been driven to adapt to an ever-growing technological world. Online technology has become one of the most important tools they use to get their message across.  Their online article contributions greatly help to not only actively engage their students and colleagues, but others interested in their teachings. Dr. Theresa Murphrey and co-authors Dr. Anna Bates, a graduate of ALEC’s doctoral program, and colleague Caitlin Stanton contributed a theme article to the Agricultural Education Magazine in the July/August 2020 issue focused on… 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 →

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Dr. Julie Harlin to Serve on Diversity Commission

  The office of the Texas A&M University President, Michael K. Young, announced today the membership and charge of the newly created Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  ALEC’s own Dr. Julie Harlin will be one of those members representing the Faculty Senate.  Her role, along with the others asked to join the commission, will be vital in following the commission’s charges and reporting their findings back to the Texas A&M Board of Regents.  We are proud of Dr. Harlin’s selection and involvement which will help to guide… Read More →

Award Winners

ALEC is pleased to announce we have three Senior Merit Award Winners which is presented by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: Austin Vetter – Agricultural Leadership, Christopher Dudley – University Studies Leadership major with a minor in Sports Management and Public Health, and Asha Fuller – Agricultural Communications and Journalism.  This award has been presented for over 50 years and is designed to recognize the best of the best graduating seniors from the college in 2020. The selection criteria for Senior Merit Awards include scholarship, Texas… Read More →