TAMU Ag PhD Grad Wins National Dissertation Award

News Release Dr. Hannah Russell, a 2019 Ph.D. graduate from the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications at Texas A&M University,  has been selected to receive the KPMG Outstanding Dissertation Award for her contribution to gender-related research. The award recognizes her exceptional scholarly research in her dissertation, titled ‘The Effects of Gender Inequity on Global Food Insecurity.’ KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax, and advisory services. Shown in photo are Dr. Hannah Russell and her Dissertation Committee Chair, Dr. Manuel Piña, Jr…. Read More →

ACTER Executive Director

The Association for Career and Technical Education Research (ACTER)  selects ALEC Ph.D. student, Nicole Dietzel, as their first Executive Director. Nicole assisted then President-Elect Jack Elliot with the 2019 ACTER Conference. Nicole will manage the administrative logistics of the Association for Career and Technical Education Research (ACTER) and to provide staff support that enables the ACTER Executive Committee to perform the leadership functions of ACTER. Nicole will coordinate the planning, organization, and operation of the CTE Research and Professional Development Conference (annual conference) in cooperation with ACTER President-Elect… Read More →


Join us in congratulating our newest Professor, Dr. Theresa Murphrey, and Associate Professor with tenure, Dr. Hollie Leggette-Archer in their promotions! What a great milestone for each and our department is proud to have them!

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 →

Veteran’s Support Faculty of the Month

Dr. Tobin Redwine was recognized as the Faculty Veteran of the month by the Texas A&M Veterans’ Resource and Support Center. This award is given to faculty whose efforts are a significant positive impact on Aggie Student Veterans. He is currently an Instructional Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications at Texas A&M University. He teaches photography, media writing, and other courses in agricultural communications and journalism. Dr. Redwine teaches and researches storytelling. Specifically, his line of inquiry examines how we identify information, how… Read More →

Graduate Regalia Toss video

ALEC Graduates Spring 2020


2020 Buck Weirus Spirit Award

  Shannon was selected as a 2020 Buck Weirus Spirit Award recipient by the Association of Former Students. She is a current PhD graduate assistant and the Speaker and Executive Vice President of the Graduate and Professional Student Government. This award recognizes those students who make contributions to the university through participation in student organizations, Aggie traditions and university events. “The Buck Weirus Spirit Award honors 55 students [undergraduate and graduate] each year who demonstrate high INVOLVEMENT, create positive EXPERIENCES throughout the Aggie community, IMPACT student life at… Read More →