Monthly Archives: January 2014

Welcome to the Aggie Family

By: Patricia Ward Every semester the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications department receives a large number of transfer students. This semester ALEC student Brittney Postert was part of a hand selected group of counselors who helped welcome new Texas A&M transfers into the Aggie family at Howdy Camp. “These transfer students are already family when they come in,” said senior agricultural communications major Postert. “Now all we have to do is welcome them into that family.” Howdy Camp is a part of Aggie Transition Camps, which offers a… Read More →

Outstanding Performance Recognized

By Caitlin Powers Texas A&M AgriLife Extension recognizes faculty’s and staff’s outstanding job performance during the Superior Service Awards Program on Wednesday, January 8. Among the recognized were ALEC’s Jeff Ripley, Ph.D., assistant professor and extension specialist, and Paul Pope, extension program specialist III. “These awards are the highest honor conferred by AgriLife Extension to faculty and staff who have excelled in their job performance,” Douglas Steele, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension director, said in a congratulatory email. According to the Texas A&M AgriLife website, the award recognizes… Read More →

ALEC Students Experience Life Abroad

By Caitlin Powers Studying abroad is not the only way ALEC students experience life abroad. Cameron Steele, senior agricultural communications and journalism major, will be interning in London, England this upcoming summer through the Internship and Living Abroad Programs sponsored by the MSC Leland T. and Jessie W. Jordan Institute for International Awareness. “I decided to do an internship abroad because I looked at how many classes I needed and realized a lot of what I needed to take needed to be done on campus,” Steele said. The… Read More →