Monthly Archives: March 2013

Two ALEC Students Commit Time and Passion to Livestock Judging Team

By: Mollie Lastovica We have all heard of basketball, baseball and football teams, but two students in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications are members of an intercollegiate team you might be less familiar with. Everleigh Hayes, senior agricultural leadership and development major and Katie Eslick, junior agricultural science student are members of the Texas A&M Livestock Judging Team. “Livestock judging is the evaluation of animals based upon industry trends and concerns,” Eslick said. The team of 12 juniors and seniors including Hayes and Eslick has… Read More →

New Hire to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service: Kevin Andrews

By: Caitlin Powers Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service welcomes the newest member of the extension team, Kevin Andrews. “We have a great team here,” Andrews said. As the newly hired extension assistant Andrews assists with the Texas Extension Accountability System Help Desk. “The Texas Extension Accountability System is what every agent and specialist across Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service uses to keep track of what they do on a daily basis,” Andrews said. The TExAS Help Desk is what provides the Texas Extension Accountability System users assistance when… Read More →

Bethany Nolan Serves Greek Life as Officer on Collegiate Panhellenic Council

By: Mollie Lastovica Bethany Nolan has taken her involvement in Texas A&M University’s Greek Life to the next level after being selected in Dec. 2012 to serve as the Collegiate Panhellenic Council’s Vice President of Campus and Community Relations through Dec. 2013. Nolan is a sophomore agricultural communications and journalism student, also pursuing a minor in horticulture. She is a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. “I chose to run for the Collegiate Panhellenic Council because I wanted to become involved in Greek Life and opportunities that… Read More →

ALEC Undergraduate Research Reception

By: Mollie Lastovica In order to expose undergraduate students to the plethora of research opportunities available in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications, Assistant Professor Theresa Murphrey, Ph.D., has coordinated the ALEC Undergraduate Research Reception to take place March 19 from 1 – 2 p.m. in Room 129 of the Agriculture and Life Sciences Building. “This reception aims to foster an opportunity for students to learn more about the research process and to expand working relationships with faculty,” Murphrey said. Graduate Research Assistant Orry Pratt has… Read More →

ALEC Graduate Students Recognized in Borlaug Photography Contest

    By: Mollie Lastovica Orry Pratt and Kevin Fath, graduate students in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications have been recognized as winners of the 2012 Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture’s International Experience Photo Contest. The annual contest is intended to promote international experiences to students across campus and is judged by attendants of the Brazos Valley Worldfest. “The contest was started to promote study abroad to students so that they could not just see pictures of other countries, but see pictures of where… Read More →

Lastovica wins NAAJ Writing Contest

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AGCJ Student Named 2013 American Horse Publications Travel Award Winner

By: Mollie Lastovica Senior agricultural communications and journalism student Misty Vidrine has been selected as one of three recipients of the 2013 American Horse Publications Travel Award Winners. Vidrine will receive a $750 travel stipend to attend the 2013 American Horse Publications Meet at the Peak Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colo. June 20-22. For Vidrine, the decision to apply for this award is one that has led to the opportunity of a lifetime.  She heard about the contest only days before the application was due and decided it… Read More →