Monthly Archives: March 2012

Costa Rica Follow Up

By: Debbie Prince Beyond the books, outside the classroom and off campus, students are learning methods of technological change. This learning experience in Costa Rica is one of the many study abroad opportunities offered through Texas A&M University. Beth Alexis, Sidney Hammond and Shiloh Perry are just three of the students who participated in the Costa Rica study abroad class in January, led by Dr. Kim Dooley, and Dr. James Lindner, through the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications Department. The study abroad class was for two weeks and… Read More →

Dr. Larke

By: Debbie Prince Alvin Larke, Ph.D., was awarded the Texas Council of Alpha Chapters Humanitarian Award on Friday Feb. 17.Larke was nominated for the state award by his Pi Alpha Lambda Chapter. Out of twenty five people who were nominated, three were selected. The Humanitarian Award is awarded annually to a Brother in good standing who has distinguished themselves by engaging in humane acts and serving to promote Brotherhood and social well-being within the ranks of the Fraternity and throughout the community. Larke said he was not aware… Read More →

Fall 2012 Registration

Pre-registration for Fall 2012 begins April 12-27th. Plan a time to meet with one of your Peer Advisors to get your semester-or your year-planned out! Please see the schedule for available Peer Advisors.

ALEC Department Welcomes New Faculty Member

By Debbie Prince New faculty member Roger Hanagriff, Ph.D., brings something unique to the Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications Department (ALEC): an agribusiness background. Hanagriff has taught agribusiness courses at Sam Houston State University and worked in farm management. He is currently teaching agribusiness at Texas A&M University – Kingsville in addition to his position with the ALEC department. His assignment with ALEC is increasing professional development for agricultural education teachers through the department’s Instructional Materials Service (IMS) unit. Creating a large series of professional development courses for… Read More →

ALEC Awards Reception

Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications When: Friday, March 30, 2012 Where: AgriLlife Center (Glass building next to AGLS) Cost: FREE (no tickets necessary) Time: 1:00-2:30pm Tours           2:00-2:30pm Reception           2:30pm ALEC Awards Presentation Bring your family and show off our new faculties, enjoy food and fellowship! Introduce them to your professors! Stop by anytime during the afternoon, even if you cannot stay long! We’d love to see you!

ALEC Reps BBQ

ALEC Aggie Reps BBQ Fundraiser March 22,2012 Who: Everyone! What: $5 gets you a BBQ sandwhich, pickles, onions, BBQ sauce, chips, a cookie and tea Where: In front of the Hort. Building When: Thursday, March 22nd 11am-3pm PRE-ORDER TODAY! Turn in pre-order forms to Room 276, MS 2116 or email to ALECRepsBBQ@gmail.com Order forms will be accepted until Wednesday, March 21st at noon. *Reps will deliver pre-ordered lunches to the Kleburg, AGLS and Hort. Building lobbies at a pre-determined time on March 22nd*

Kassadi DRIVE spotlight article

Kassadi Click, a junior Agricultural Communications and Journalism (AGCJ) student, was enrolled in AGCJ 380—a high impact field experience course during the Fall 2011 semester. The story she wrote for her final project was recently published in DRIVE magazine. Holli Leggette, a Doctoral Student in Agricultural Communications and Journalism,  worked closely with Kassadi throughout the process. You can find the electronic version of Kassadi’s article at http://drivebyev.com/magazine/issues/march2012/journalist-spotlight.html. click here for additional information