Tag Archives: AGCJ

Sheppard ’47 Funds Endowment to Support KAMU-TV

By Caitlin Powers Frank Sheppard, Ph.D., ‘47 has gifted the department with an endowment to support AGCJ 409, television production for agricultural journalists, a course that teaches students to utilize and broadcast on the Brazos Valley public broadcasting station, KAMU-TV. Sheppard paid a special visit to the spring 2014 class March 31. “I love the fact that we produce a real television show,” Jennifer Enocksen, junior agricultural communications and journalism major said. “It makes the broadcasting industry less intimidating as a career option because you’ve already been there… Read More →

International Collaboration in the Desert: A new Aggie Tradition

 By: A-Micah Mills and Tobin Redwine Texas A&M University is fond of tradition. The old saying goes: if it is done once, it is an accident; twice, a tradition. Henceforth, a new A&M tradition was started this summer – a tradition of traveling 8,000 miles around the world into a sea of sand at the Gobabeb Research and Training Centre. From this tradition, an international collaboration was born. The partnership between the ALEC department and the Gobabeb Research and Training Centre will be on display when Mary Seely,… Read More →

2012 AGCJ Graduate Named Finalist in Your Big Year Competition

By: Mollie Lastovica For Karyssa Zavala, world peace, food security and equality are more than far-fetched dreams. The 2012 agricultural communications and journalism graduate is working daily to instigate change on the global level. Recently, Zavala was recognized as one of 12 champions in the 2013 Your Big Year contest, created by World Merit. In November, she will compete against the other 11 finalists in San Francisco for designation as the 2013 World Merit Global Ambassador. “Your Big Year was founded in 2010 by Chris Arnold, as part… Read More →

Students gain valuable research, travel experience during 10-week summer course

By: Mollie Lastovica Traveling 7,890 miles across four states in the Southwest, six undergraduate students, one grad student and two faculty members were part of a unique research experience this summer. Created by Assistant Professor Billy McKim, Ph.D., the students spent five weeks in a College Station classroom, four weeks on the road and one week wrapping up to earn credit for AGCJ 404, technical writing, AGCJ 481, senior seminar and AGCJ 491, undergraduate research. Each student created a research proposal and worked to collect data for major… Read More →

Enocksen Elected to Represent Texas A&M, Department, Nationally

By: Mollie Lastovica One of the ALEC Department Public values statements calls for the department to encourage students and faculty to “derive answers and solve local, national, and global problems.’ Jennifer Enocksen, junior agricultural communications and journalism major, will have the opportunity to face new challenges at the national level. She was recently elected to serve as second vice-president of the National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow organization through Aug. 2014. Enocksen and four additional national officers were elected at the 2013 National ACT meeting held in Buffalo, New… Read More →

Three ALEC Students Selected for First Cohort of Future Former Students

  By: Mollie Lastovica Alyssa Spruill, Jordan Glidewell and Amanda Morris, all students in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications will represent Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students as members of the inaugural cohort of the Future Former Students. Founded by ALEC doctoral student Kevin Andrews, the group of 50 students university-wide will experience intensive leadership training and networking opportunities throughout the 2013-2014 school year.  ALEC faculty including Senior Lecturer Landry Lockett, Ed.D., and Assistant Professor Jennifer Williams, Ph.D., will assist with facilitating… Read More →

Namibia Public Showcase

  Come learn about the adventures of our ALEC study abroad to Namibia. Students will be showcasing their photography projects from the experience on Friday, September 6th, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm in AGLS 200.

ALEC Study Abroad in Namibia

Follow the 2013 ALEC Study Abroad to Namibia! Check out the blog: https://alec.tamu.edu/ALECHome/InternationalPrograms/StudyAbroad/NamibiaInfo.aspx See what they see: #TAMUSafari on Instagram Share the experience: https://www.facebook.com/groups/279954072096898/