Tag Archives: Agricultural Leadership

Williams Recognized for Passion of Teaching

  By Caitlin Powers A passion for teaching is evident in the classroom, in the conversations with students and now on the wall for assistant professor Jennifer Williams, Ph.D. Williams, better known as Dr. Jen to her students, will have two teaching awards to display on her office wall making her passion for teaching even more evident. Williams was selected to receive two teaching awards – the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for College-Level Teaching and the Montague Center for Teaching Excellence Scholars Award. “It means… Read More →

Dr. Joe Townsend ’67 Leadership Fellows Visit With U.S. Rep. Bill Flores ‘76 to Expand Their Leadership Knowledge

By: Caitlin Powers Rep. Bill Flores kicked off the semester for the Dr. Joe Townsend ’67 Leadership Fellows program Friday, Jan. 25, by sharing his leadership experience and knowledge The Fellows program enhances selected students leadership knowledge and skills by providing opportunities for them to visit with successful leaders weekly. The theme for the program this year is ‘Becoming a game-changer.’ Flores shared with fellows the importance of strategy in leadership and what it takes to be a game-changer. “Almost all good leaders are game-changers,” Flores said. Flores… Read More →

¡Pura Vida! ALEC students and faculty study abroad in Costa Rica over the winter break

  By: Caitlin Powers Pura Vida, Spanish for pure life, is what ALEC students and faculty experienced while on a two week study abroad trip to Costa Rica over the winter break. A total of 24 aggies traveled to Texas A&M’s Soltis Center for Research and Education in San Isidro, Costa Rica where they experienced the culture, agritourism and ecotourism. Assistant Professor Robert Strong, Ph.D., and Associate Professor Julie Harlin, Ph.D., along with graduate teaching assistant Samantha Alvis, led the group of 12 undergraduate and nine graduate students…. Read More →

A Passion to Serve

Graduate Student Fulfilling Dream of Service in Africa ALEC graduate student Jenny Jenkins is embracing her passion to serve through the non-profit she started in Africa. Click here to read about Imani Tumaini Upendo and Jenkins’ commitment to helping others.