Monthly Archives: April 2014

Giving Milestone

  By Caitlin Powers A memorial endowment celebrating a man of many stories, Thomas R. Hargrove, Ph.D. ’66, was awarded at the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications Awards Reception on April 11 to ensure his story would continue to be told. “It is a way to pass down the story of who Tom was, what all he did and what happened to him,” Senior Lecturer Deb Dunsford said. A graduate of the department, Hargrove received a double degree from Texas A&M in agricultural science and journalism. While at… Read More →

2014 ALEC Reception Highlights

  By Caitlin Powers The Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications department gathered on April 11, 2014 to celebrate the department’s collective success. Students were awarded scholarships, recognized for outstanding achievements and organizational leadership. Each major within the department selects outstanding students to represent each class. Here are the 2014 Outstanding Students. Agricultural Communications and Journalism Outstanding Freshman – Mattie Chachere Outstanding Sophomore – Jordan Glidewell Outstanding Juniors – Amantha Hons and A-Micha Milla Outstanding Seniors – Joshua Hardcastle, Allyson Heil, Mollie Lastovica and Caitlin Powers Non-Traditional Students –… Read More →

ALEC Students Participate in Undergraduate Research Scholars Program

  By: Patricia Ward Long nights, hours of research and days of endless writing and rewriting make up the days of the Undergraduate Research Scholar. So it was for 11 ALEC students in the spring semester. Each year undergraduate students have the opportunity to develop and work on a research project for two semesters. Their research topic can range from communications to a science related field of study. This year the ALEC department had 11 students in the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program. Two students in particular, senior agricultural… Read More →

Lasting Impacts

By Caitlin Powers After learning in a classroom in College Station, Texas all spring semester, 11 undergraduate students traveled to Chajul, Guatemala to apply their new knowledge on international development and bring life to what they have learned. Professor Gary Wingenbach, Ph.D., and Graduate Assistant Chris Bielecki served as the instructors for the study abroad/field trip incorporated course, ALEC: 489 applying international development theories in agriculture. Wingenbach explained the course to be extremely impactful on students because of what students get to experience in Chajul. “We have lots… Read More →

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Becomes the Classroom for ALEC Students

By Caitlin Powers The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo served as the classroom for over 100 Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications students during the duration of the Show, March 4 – 23, 2014. Offering a number of internships, the Show provides students with educational experiences in a real-world setting. “Interning with the Houston Livestock Show really allowed us students to gain hands on experience,” Mary Hannah Winstead, senior agricultural leadership development major, said. With a history of showing livestock at the Show, Winstead wanted to participate in the… Read More →

Award-Winning Journalist Skip Hollandsworth

  Are you interested in writing for a magazine, film, column, or books? If so, we have an amazing opportunity for you! Skip Hollandsworth is an executive editor for Texas Monthly who will be on-campus April 23-24. He will be giving an open lecture on Wednesday, April 23 at 3:30 p.m. about his 2011 movie Bernie at Rudder Tower room 501. A lecture exclusively for agricultural communications and journalism students will be given by Hollansworth at 9:35 a.m. on April 24. Hollandsworth will also be facilitating a VIP workshop for 8-10 students on April… Read More →