Tag Archives: Students

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 →

Students Recognized at Prestigious All-University Awards Ceremony

Each year, the top Texas A&M University students are recognized for their outstanding scholastic, extra-curricular and service activities at the Parents’ Weekend Committee’s All-University Awards Ceremony. The 2013 All-University Awards Ceremony was held April 14 in Rudder Auditorium and recognized recipients of the Buck Weirus Spirit Award, Gathright Scholar Award, Margaret Rudder Service Award and Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Among the elite students recognized at the event were nine undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications. The… Read More →

Student, Farmer, Cotton Grower Marketer of the Year

By: Mollie Lastovica Thomas Wynn, Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications graduate student, was recently named the 2012 Cotton Marketer of the Year. Sponsored by Cotton Grower magazine, the New York Cotton Exchange and Bayer CropScience’s Certified FiberMax program, the award recognizes a United States cotton producer for his or her excellence in a marketing program. “There are probably half a dozen people who are just as qualified or more qualified than me to receive this award,” Wynn humbly said. “I am honored that they selected me… Read More →

ALEC Graduate Student Interns with Super Bowl XLVII Champion Baltimore Ravens

  By: Caitlin Powers During the 2013 NFL Season, the Baltimore Ravens utilized the skillsets of many great team members on their way to a Super Bowl XLVII victory. One of those team members was ALEC graduate student Lindsey Smith. Smith, a Maryland native, is a corporate sales and suite intern for the Ravens while working on a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications. “Growing up I have always been a big Baltimore Ravens fan,” She said. In fact, her love for sports and… Read More →

ALEC Students Selected to Serve Foundation, University

By: Mollie Lastovica The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will have four representatives on the Texas A&M Foundation’s Maroon Coats, filling a void of two years without COALS members in the elite organization. Two of those newly selected members are members of the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications. Junior agricultural communications and journalism student Jordan Symon and senior agribusiness major Deanna Bosse, who will begin her Master’s in ALEC in the fall, will serve the Foundation and the College of Agriculture Development Council as Maroon… Read More →