Tag Archives: Undergraduate

Texas A&M’s radio broadcasting program places 90 percent of graduates with industry jobs

Students interested in landing a job in radio broadcasting immediately after college should look no further than right here in Aggieland. Since 2010, the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications’ radio broadcasting program has been steadily building, and in the last four years, approximately 90 percent of students who are actively seeking jobs in the radio and records industry find them prior to graduating – at some of the hottest companies from the East Coast to the West Coast. Billy McKim, associate professor of agricultural communications and… Read More →

ALEC faculty lead mentoring program for first generation student veterans

Texas A&M’s recognition as a military-friendly university attracts many veteran students, and as a result, provides various activities, programs and support to ensure Aggie student veteran success. One of these is the First Generation Veterans learning community, or #FirstGenVets, a year-long comprehensive program composed of first generation undergraduate veterans and faculty and staff from across the university. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (AGLS) facilitators include Drs. Summer Odom, Julie Harlin, Barry Boyd and Lori Moore – faculty in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications –… Read More →

Aggie veteran completes 40-year journey to earning degree

For University Studies – Leadership major and veteran Bobby Deiss ’80, his graduation from Texas A&M University this week is a story 40 years in the making. Deiss, who first came to Texas A&M in 1976, left after the summer semester after failing to maintain his grades. He was told to take 15 hours from a community college before reapplying to Texas A&M, which he never did. However, the following year, he was invited to join the Corps and came back to campus for Fish Orientation Week, thinking… Read More →

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 →

Undergraduate Research Reception Gives Students Insight on Research Opportunities

By: Mollie Lastovica In order to expose undergraduate students to the myriad research opportunities available in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications, Assistant Professor Theresa Murphrey, Ph.D., coordinated the ALEC Undergraduate Research Reception that took place March 19. “The reception aimed to foster an opportunity for students to learn more about the research process and to expand working relationships with faculty,” Murphrey said. Graduate Research Assistant Orry Pratt worked with Murphrey to promote the event. He believes that the reception was a great opportunity for undergraduate… Read More →

ALEC Undergraduate Research Reception

By: Mollie Lastovica In order to expose undergraduate students to the plethora of research opportunities available in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications, Assistant Professor Theresa Murphrey, Ph.D., has coordinated the ALEC Undergraduate Research Reception to take place March 19 from 1 – 2 p.m. in Room 129 of the Agriculture and Life Sciences Building. “This reception aims to foster an opportunity for students to learn more about the research process and to expand working relationships with faculty,” Murphrey said. Graduate Research Assistant Orry Pratt has… Read More →

Lastovica wins NAAJ Writing Contest

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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 →