Category Archives: Feature

Celebrating the legacy of Joe Townsend

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences family grieve the passing of Joe Townsend, Ph.D., but share in the joy of remembering the lasting impact he left in Aggieland. Townsend had a passion for developing students into advocates and one of the guiding leaders who helped develop an agricultural leadership degree in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University. For more than 30 years, Townsend, known as “Dr. Joe” to many students, served as associate vice president for student development and as associate dean for student development… Read More →

Texas Innovators features Dr. Leggette’s science communications research

Holli Leggette, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications and director of the Science Communications Lab, devotes her time to researching new ways for science communicators to better convey information to their audiences. In a time where information is continuously pushed out on social media platforms, information literacy is increasingly important. Instead of stating statistics and scientific information, science communicators should be striving to share information that can not only be understood, but engaged with. Leggette’s research aims to help science communicators educate… Read More →

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!

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.