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Recent ALEC graduates expand work, life horizons in D.C.

By: Mollie Lastovica Five recent graduates of the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications are currently working as interns in Washington D.C. Mickeala Carter, Meagan Ghormley, Josiah Griffin, Morgan Head and Justin Reyes are participants in the fall 2013 Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy Internship Program. The ANRP program was created in 1990 and allows students to gain practical work experience while learning about public policy and government. Each semester and in the summer, ANRP sends students and recent graduates of the College of Agriculture and Life… Read More →

Piña part of duo recognized for championing diversity

By: Mollie Lastovica Recognized for their commitment to underrepresented populations and students, Associate Professor Manuel Piña, Ph.D. and Professor Carlos Gonzalez, Ph.D., received the 2013 Deans Outstanding Achievement Award for Diversity. Created in 2012, the Deans Outstanding Achievement Awards recognize administrators, faculty, staff and student for their efforts in bettering the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Piña has worked and taught in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications since 1974. In his 29 years in the department, he has made great strides in championing underrepresented… Read More →

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 →

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 →

Whitaker’s Heart for Service

By: Mollie Lastovica For Cory Whitaker, graduation puts him one step closer to his dream of serving others. The May 2013 agricultural leadership and development graduate has been revered as a selfless servant with a heart of gold. And while he plans to pursue a career in agricultural sales, he has long-term goals of doing what he does best, helping others. “I want to build a good financial backing and then want to open my own horsemanship therapeutic practice specializing in special needs children,” Whitaker said. “I have… Read More →

Students with Livestock Background Receive Prestigious Scholarship

By: Mollie Lastovica Distinguished as the best in North America by the top livestock show supply company, two students in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications were recognized as recipients of the 2013 Sullivan Supply/Stock Show University Scholarship. With over 1,121 applicants from 45 states and Canada, Stephanie Lastovica, sophomore agricultural leadership and development major and Bethany Nolan, junior agricultural communications and journalism major, were among the 20 recipients of the $1,000 Sullivan Supply scholarships. Both girls grew up exhibiting livestock on a state and national… Read More →

Sophomore Strives to End World Hunger

By: Mollie Lastovica Taylor Whittlesey, sophomore agricultural leadership and development student, is a member of a four-person team devoted to ending world hunger through education and youth development. Team Green Eggs and Ham, comprised of Texas A&M Students, is competing in the 2013 Thought for Food Challenge. Thought for Food is a movement focused on food security and feeding the world. Through innovation and collaboration, the group hopes to meet the global challenge of feeding a rising population while enhancing community and fostering creativity worldwide. To do that,… Read More →

Students Recognized at Annual Awards Banquet

By: Mollie Lastovica Outstanding students in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications were recognized at the ALEC Awards Reception April 12. Awards and scholarships were presented to recognize student achievement both extra-curricular and academic success. Each major in the department recognized outstanding freshman, sophomore, junior, senior and non-traditional students.   Agricultural Communications and Journalism Outstanding Freshman: Claire Whitfield Outstanding Sophomore: Amantha Hons Outstanding Juniors: Alexis Benningfield, Allyson Heil Outstanding Seniors: Josh Hardcastle, Mollie Lastovica Outstanding Non-Traditional Students: Barbara Hosler, Mark Spillers   Agricultural Science Outstanding Freshman:… Read More →