Tag Archives: Students

2018 Scholarship Reception

The department’s annual scholarship reception recognizes those deserving students receiving scholarship awards. Social is from 9 – 9:30 am with the program beginning promptly at 9:30. Light appetizers will be served. We encourage students to bring their parents and families to join them for this special occasion.  

ALEC 380 students receive experience of a lifetime

Fourteen students enrolled in ALEC 380 traveled nearly 4,000 miles in October representing Texas A&M University. The class traveled across 12 states and visited agricultural operations that represented various sectors in agricultural leadership, education and communications on the way to and from the 90th Annual National FFA Convention. Along the way, students toured and met with representatives from Buck Cattle Company, Geisert Farms, Anheuser-Busch, John Deere, Fair Oaks Farms, Grand Ole Opry, CNN and Growing Leaders. In addition to formal tours, students also had the chance to walk… Read More →

Graduate students learn sustainable farm technologies to strengthen communities in developing nations

In an effort to learn about globally sustainable farm methods and technologies, six graduate students in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications visited the World Hunger Relief farm outside of Waco, TX, earlier this month. As part of the high impact experience, students toured the farm’s gardening and field operations, harvested vegetables and explored their broiler production operation. They also visited the farm’s dormitory, a Nicaraguan-inspired house and various other facilities similar to ones found in developing nations. “This farm is an excellent training ground for… Read More →

ALED senior learns about world, self during reciprocal exchange program

By: Mollie Lastovica When senior agricultural leadership and development student Bobbi Frieda opted out of a fall semester in College Station, she had no idea how much she would learn about herself and the world. Frieda is currently part of the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Non EU Exchange, studying at University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland. “Studying abroad helps you grow in every area,” Frieda said. “It allows you to see things that you never knew existed and helps you see beyond the borders… 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 →

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 →

ALEC Students Receive Senior Merit Awards

Four graduating seniors in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication were recipients of the 2013 Senior Merit Award. Awarded for over 50 years, the Senior Merit Award is the highest recognition that is bestowed upon students by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Recipients of the 2013 award from the ALEC Department were Lockie Breeding, agricultural science major, Christine Cruz, agricultural leadership and development major, Jason Haas, agricultural leadership and development major and Ashley Hambleton, agricultural science major. Click here to read the biographies of… Read More →

ALEC Students Receive Awards of Merit from Gamma Sigma Delta

By: Mollie Lastovica Gamma Sigma Delta, the Honor Society of Agriculture, is an international professional group dedicated to recognizing and accomplishing success in improving agricultural pursuits. The Texas A&M Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta annually recognizes students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine for their scholastic contributions to agriculture. Six students in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications received undergraduate and graduate awards at the Gamma Sigma Delta Annual Awards Reception April 17. Jana Kubecka, agricultural leadership and development… Read More →