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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 Advising Welcomes Reid Stavinoha to the Team

By: Caitlin Powers The Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications advising team welcomes Reid Stavinoha, new adviser for university studies-leadership students. Previously, Stavinoha was a graduate assistant in the department and taught summer courses, and is currently working toward his Ph. D. “I am looking forward to spending more time with students and working with them to formulate a viable degree plan to fit their career goals,” Stavinoha said. While advising students, Stavinoha will continue to teach agricultural leadership and development courses. Stavinoha said he is excited to have… 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 →

USAL Student Encourages Her Peers to Study Abroad

By: Mollie Lastovica The push for international experiences across college campuses is higher than ever before. Subsequently, students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and ALEC Department are encouraged by administrators, faculty and even their peers to study abroad. The COALS Study Abroad Information Session will be held Jan. 29 in AGLS 129. Students interested in or curious about studying abroad are encouraged to stop by the informational between 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. to learn about the 25 plus study abroad programs offered through the college,… Read More →

25 Years of First Impressions

By: Caitlin Powers They call her Miss Charlene. She is the smiling lady who always has candy and good advice at her desk, sitting at the front door of the Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications Department. Texas A&M’s ALEC department is known for having a warm, family atmosphere. Lead Office Associate Charlene Boggus is one of the main contributors to that environment. “She is the face of the ALEC department,” said Jonathan Howell, a former student of the department and current Academic Adviser in the department. “She is… Read More →