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Debbie King retires after 46 years of service with Texas A&M

After 46 years of service in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications (ALEC), Debbie King, senior administrative coordinator, plans to retire. Since 1971, King has served as the assistant to all ALEC Department Heads, including Drs. Earl Knebel, Herman Brown, Glen Shinn, Chris Townsend, Jack Elliot and Clare Gill. King began her career at Texas A&M University when she was 18-years-old after marrying a former student in January 1971. “I was a newlywed to an Aggie at the time and followed him to College Station,” King… Read More →

Boggus Recognized as Recipient of Distinguished Achievement Award

By: Mollie Lastovica Charlene Boggus, Lead Office Associate for the Department of Agricultural Leadership Education and Communications, was formally recognized as a recipient of the Association of Former Students University-Level Distinguished Achievement Award for Staff on April 29. Boggus is one of only two staff members across the Texas A&M System recognized for 2013. “This award humbles me,” Boggus said. Boggus has worked in her current position for ALEC for six years, but has been working in different facets for the department since 1987. She has impacted the… Read More →

New Hire to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service: Kevin Andrews

By: Caitlin Powers Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service welcomes the newest member of the extension team, Kevin Andrews. “We have a great team here,” Andrews said. As the newly hired extension assistant Andrews assists with the Texas Extension Accountability System Help Desk. “The Texas Extension Accountability System is what every agent and specialist across Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service uses to keep track of what they do on a daily basis,” Andrews said. The TExAS Help Desk is what provides the Texas Extension Accountability System users assistance when… Read More →

New Program Coordinator Baldwin Hopes to Increase Alumni Relations

  By: Mollie Lastovica In an effort to increase alumni relations, the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications welcomes program coordinator Ambrya Baldwin.. A Gainesville, Fla., native, she is married to Aron Baldwin and they have a four-year-old son, Eli.  Baldwin graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Florida, where she also worked as alumni assistant. “That position gave me a mix of event planning and publicity and how to tie those into alumni relations,” Baldwin said. As program coordinator, she… Read More →

Texas A&M Alumnus Joins Extension as Software Engineer

By: Mollie Lastovica Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired Cory Phillips as a software engineer. Phillips graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in nuclear engineering. “I first heard about this position from someone who already works here and the job description greatly interested me,” Phillips said. Phillips will work on the development side of software and brings industry experience as a former applications and web developer. “It is my job to develop user interface functionality for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, specifically the Texas Extension Accountability System,”… Read More →

Krajca Fills Software Engineer Position

By: Mollie Lastovica Having recently joined the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Organizational Development team as Software Engineer, Curtis Krajca is excited for what his new position has in store. Krajca graduated with a master’s degree in computer science from Prairie View A&M following the receipt of his Texas A&M bachelor’s degree in computer engineering. As software engineer, Krajca will work with both the design and application of software programs. “I will be primary software developer for the rebuilding of the TExAS application and any associated development projects,” Krajca… Read More →

Meet new University Studies- Leadership Studies adviser, Christine Arnold

By: Mollie Lastovica The ALEC department is excited to welcome Christine Arnold to the advising staff. Arnold began working Nov. 1 as the adviser for university studies—leadership, while also assisting with advising for agricultural leadership and development and periodically teaching ALED courses. “I decided I wanted to be an adviser while I was a T.A. in grad school,” Arnold said. “I realized that I enjoyed working with college students, I like people and I like to help. It fit my personality and what I wanted to do.” Arnold… Read More →

Extension Roots Lead Katy Weber Back to ALEC

  By: Mollie Lastovica The ALEC Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Organizational Development are pleased welcome Extension Assistant Katy Weber to their team. A Jonesboro, Texas native and third-generation Aggie, Weber graduated with a Master’s of Education from the department in 2011 after completing her Bachelor’s in rangeland ecology and management with a minor in agronomy in 2010. “I really enjoy getting to come back to the department and seeing a lot of the familiar, friendly faces,” Weber said. “It is nice to interact with everybody.”… Read More →