Monthly Archives: February 2012

TAMU Collegiate FFA

A tradition that began in 1931 at Texas A&M is returning to campus this spring. A tradition whose focus is to promote agriculture through social and service activities as well as career development. The tradition being re-established is Collegiate FFA. In October a group of ALEC students attended the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Four of these students returned with the assignment of creating a plan to re-charter the Collegiate FFA (CFFA) Chapter at Texas A&M – and they have done just that. Step one in re-establishing… Read More →

Kalee Bumguardner

Kalee Bumguardner:  graduate student in Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications:  the first Aggie to be editor-in-chief for The Battalion and the Aggieland Yearbook. click here for additional information

Congratulations Dr.Boyd

Dr. Barry Boyd was recently honored by the University Professorships for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence with the Thaman Professorship. Dr. Boyd was among one of five professors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences recognized for their dedication to undergraduate teaching excellence. Learn more about the honor at http://agrilife.org/today/2012/02/09/agriculture-professors-honored-for-undergraduate-teaching-excellence/. click here for additional information

Agricultural Communications and Journalism Program

The Agricultural Communications and Journalism at Texas A&M University has been ranked the most popular program of its type by Campus Explorer.  Campus Explorer is an online database of more than 8,000 colleges and universities, providing resources and tools to select an institute of higher education. Rankings are determined by a number of factors, including enrollment data, graduation rates and popularity of the school and program on the Campus Explorer website. The agricultural communications and journalism program at Texas A&M began in 1978.  Students in AGCJ take a… Read More →

Natosha Rogers: ALEC Student Runs to Victory

By Debbie Prince Seven years ago, a petite brunette soccer player from Littleton, Colo., who said she was too small for soccer, took her dad’s advice to quit [soccer] and began running. She joined cross country and did so well that she “just kept running,” she said. That former soccer player turned runner is twenty-year-old Natosha Rogers ’13, a junior in the Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications department. Rogers’ decision to “just keep running” has resulted in five of Texas A&M’s women’s track records being broken. Rogers has… Read More →

Greece Study Abroad

Greece study abroad application due:  April 1, 2012.  Don’t let this opportunity pass by! click here for additional information

Honduras Study Abroad

Honduras study abroad application due:  April 1, 2012.  Secure your spot for this opportunity today! click here for additional information

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Internship

Students from all areas of the University are eligible to participate as interns at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ each year. This year’s show runs February 28 – March 18, 2012. Deb Dunsford, AGCJ faculty, works with HLSR each year to oversee the day to day Aggie intern activities and assignments. Other Texas A&M faculty and staff help with the show by serving as judges for livestock and agricultural events. Students have the opportunity to participate as interns in the Capital One™ Bank AGVENTURE exhibit, which showcases… Read More →

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Deborah Dunsford

Texas A&M University professors are here to help their students learn, but in the process they may gain a bit of knowledge themselves. This is the case for Dr. Deborah Dunsford, a senior lecturer and academic advisor for agricultural communications and journalism in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications (ALEC), who is also doing research in issues management. Dr. Deborah Dunsford, known by her students as “Dr. Deb,” said she became interested in issues management when she took her first faculty job at Texas A&M in… Read More →