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Shinn Fulbright

Texas A&M University’s Shinn to teach technology and education at Moscow universities College Station, TX. Texas A&M University’s professor emeritus Glen C. Shinn has been awarded the Fulbright Distinguished Chair of Technology and Education to teach at Moscow State Agroengineering University and Tymiryazev State Agrarian University in Russia during the 2014-15 year. Shinn will serve as Distinguished Chair beginning in September, teaching courses for 120 undergraduates and 30 graduate students. He will also conduct research on technological change and disruptive innovation. Shinn said the appointment will benefit his… Read More →

Former Students Recognized as Aggie 100 Award Winners

By: Mollie Lastovica Four former students of the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications have been recognized as recipients of the 2013 Aggie 100 Award. Initiated by Mays Business School’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship, the Aggie 100 recognizes 100 Aggie-owned and Aggie-led businesses for their growth rate and success. Eligible companies are those that have been in business for five or more years with revenues of $250,000 or more for a specified year. The companies’ operations and initiatives must comply with Aggie values and the… Read More →

Extension Professionals Learn the Ropes through Extension Foundations, Program Excellence Academies I, II

By: Mollie Lastovica Texas A&M AgriLife Extension professionals from across the state gathered in College Station Nov. 12-15 for Extension Foundations and Program Excellence Academy workshops. Organized and implemented by the Organizational Development branch of Extension, the series of workshops helps familiarize new County Extension Agents and Specialists with the functions and programs housed within Extension. Extension Foundations, the initial workshop of the series, gives professionals an overview of the entire Extension service. “It introduces many different concepts and aspects of our positions in counties,” said Marie Arick,… Read More →

Students Attend Professional Development Conference in Kansas City

By: Mollie Lastovica Four students in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications attended in the National Association of Farm Broadcasters Annual Conference in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 13-15. Undergraduates Karina Farias, Jennifer Enocksen and Jackie Hill, along with graduate student David Walther represented the university while fostering relationships with industry professionals and learning about current trends and technologies affecting broadcast journalism. “I attended numerous workshops which offered a wide range of topics including social media, agriculture policy and target audience,” said Hill, a senior agricultural communications… Read More →

Graduate Students Serve, Study through Peace Corps Master’s International Program

By: Mollie Lastovica Three graduate students in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications have stepped outside the boundaries of College Station and are working internationally through the Peace Corps Master’s International program. Holly Van Groll, Kevin Fath and Orry Pratt are not only serving as Peace Corps volunteers, but also, they are gaining valuable research and educational experience while living abroad. The Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences partnered with the Peace Corps International program in 2007 and the university has since been named… 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 →

ALEC Faculty and Students Recognized by the National FFA

By: Caitlin Powers At the 86th National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY, ALEC faculty and students were recognized for their outstanding commitment to FFA by receiving Honorary American FFA Degrees and American FFA Degrees. Associate Professor Lori Moore, Ph.D. and Assistant Professor John Rayfield, Ed.D. received the Honorary American FFA Degree on November 1 at the National FFA Convention. The award recognizes individuals who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment. The National FFA Organization noted the accomplishment of these recipients in a press release that said… Read More →

International Collaboration in the Desert: A new Aggie Tradition

 By: A-Micah Mills and Tobin Redwine Texas A&M University is fond of tradition. The old saying goes: if it is done once, it is an accident; twice, a tradition. Henceforth, a new A&M tradition was started this summer – a tradition of traveling 8,000 miles around the world into a sea of sand at the Gobabeb Research and Training Centre. From this tradition, an international collaboration was born. The partnership between the ALEC department and the Gobabeb Research and Training Centre will be on display when Mary Seely,… Read More →

Namibia Public Showcase

  Come learn about the adventures of our ALEC study abroad to Namibia. Students will be showcasing their photography projects from the experience on Friday, September 6th, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm in AGLS 200.

ALEC Study Abroad in Namibia

Follow the 2013 ALEC Study Abroad to Namibia! Check out the blog: http://alec.tamu.edu/ALECHome/InternationalPrograms/StudyAbroad/NamibiaInfo.aspx See what they see: #TAMUSafari on Instagram Share the experience: https://www.facebook.com/groups/279954072096898/