Monthly Archives: June 2012

AGCJ in Practice: Jordan Williford

By: Angela Cox Students in the ALEC department are able to put the skills they learn in class to work every day.  One example is a recent graduate of the agricultural communications and journalism program, Jordan Williford ’12. Williford put theory into practice during her last semester at Texas A&M University by serving as managing editor for the campus newspaper, The Battalion. “I am a journalism major and I really wanted some outside experience on what I was learning in class. I talked to Mr. Nelson [an AGCJ… Read More →

AGCJ Student Mikey Gattus and band on National TV

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Immersed in Brazilian Culture, ALEC Students, Faculty Participate in Mind-Opening Study Abroad

By: Mollie Lastovica A group of five ALEC students and three faculty members traveled to eastern Brazil seeking total cultural immersion on a thirteen day study abroad trip during the Maymester. The group was led by Professor Alvin Larke, Jr., Ph.D, Jonathan Howell, ALEC academic advisor and David DeSousa, admissions advisor. They started their trip in urban areas of Brazil before traveling to the states of Goiás and Bahia, which are renowned for cultural diversity and agricultural production. The study abroad trip coincided with coursework in ALED 422/ALEC… Read More →

Graduate Students at Future Leaders Forum

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Editor-in-Chief Kelbye Gaskill

By: Angela Lin Yearbooks preserve the memories of students’ faces, organizations and events. All these amazing times fit into one book, but the real story isn’t in the book, it’s the people behind the pictures and words. Meet Kelbye Gaskill, a 2012 agricultural communications and journalism graduate. “Yearbook has been a huge part of my life,” said Gaskill, who served as the 2012 editor-in-chief of Texas A&M University’s yearbook, Aggieland. Gaskill took a liking to the making of a yearbook while still in high school. She held different… Read More →

2012 Texas A&M University Outstanding International Alumnus Award

By: Suzann Svatek Rafael A. Ledesma Schoowe, Ph.D., class of ‘68, ‘70 and ‘80 was named the 2012 Outstanding International Alumnus by Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students. Ledesma graduated from the university with a bachelors and masters in animal science and a Ph.D. in adult and extension education. He has heavily influenced the lives of people in Brazil, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and many other Latin American and Caribbean countries. Ledesma said that as a student from a small Caribbean island, he didn’t even… Read More →

2012 Spring ALEC ANRP Interns

By: Christen Wilson Students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University have the opportunity to participate in a number of high-impact learning experiences, including the Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy Internship program.  This past spring, the ALEC department was well represented in the program: six of the fourteen participants in the program were ALEC students. For Kelsey Burleson,’12, an agricultural leadership and development major, working with Congressman Ralph M. Hall of the 4th district of Texas, her internship experience was much more than… Read More →

Study Abroad- Guatemala

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2012 AIAEE Annual Conference- Thailand

The 2012 Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education  (AIAEE) Annual Conference held in Nakorn Pathom Province, Thailand during May was a great success and the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences was well-represented by seven faculty and five graduate students from ALEC. The title of this year’s conference “East Meets West for Sustainable Development” Focus on Global Warming and Agriculture: The Role of International Agricultural Extension and Education is a theme of interest to the globe but particularly Thailand because of its recent floods, which… Read More →

Upcoming dates and deadlines- June

June 18  - Last day to Q-drop for Summer I semester July 3      - First day of Summer II classes July 4      - Holiday July 6      - Last day to apply for all degrees to be awarded in August July 18    - Last day to Q-drop for 10-week semester July 24    - Last day to Q-drop for Summer II semester