Monthly Archives: November 2014

TALL Welcomes New Cohort

By: Meagan Brown The Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership recently finished its 13th cohort and welcomed the 14th class in June 2014. Housed in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications, TALL is a competitive leadership development program for those who are involved in Texas agriculture industry. The program involves a two-year curriculum in which the class members will develop their leadership skills and expand their knowledge of the current issues in agriculture. According to the TALL website, each student will receive 455 hours of intensive training which… Read More →

Doc@Distance Students Coming to Texas A&M for Fall Meeting

By: Patricia Ward Career growth does not have to be limited by your location. That is true for students in the Doc@Distance program. Established as the first of its kind in 2000, Doc@Distance is a joint program between Texas A&M’s Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications and Texas Tech’s Department of Agricultural Education and Communications. Doc@Distance provides mid-career professionals from across the country an opportunity to obtain their doctorate degree in agriculture education from a distance. With the joint faculty team, this program brings a unique mixture… Read More →

Experiencing U.S. Agriculture with ALEC 380

  By: Patricia Ward This semester 35 students, faculty and staff loaded up a bus and traveled to 14 states in just 13 days. That may not sound like a lot of time, but this trip allowed students to experience leadership, service and diversity in agriculture . Led by Graduate Assistants Kasee Smith and Ashley Stewart, ALEC 380 was about showing students different forms of agriculture in the U.S. by visiting universities, businesses, organizations and the National FFA Convention. To prepare for the trip, junior agricultural communications and… Read More →

ALEC Week 2014

  ALEC Week 2014 By: Patricia Ward If you missed ALEC Week 2014, you missed one ALEC-trifying week. Hosted by the ALEC Aggie Reps, ALEC Week showed off how great the Agriculture Leadership, Education and Communications department is. The ALEC Aggie Reps focus on improving faculty-student relations and creating a positive image of our department across campus and the community.The Aggie Reps did just that by having events multiple events to highlight the department. The week started off with free coffee and donuts for  ALEC students, faculty and… Read More →

Technology in the Classroom

Ty ’03 and Ebony Warren Honored for Selfless Service and Giving

  By: Patricia Ward Family, education, leadership and agriculture is what Ty Warren is all about. The native of Bryan, Texas grew up with Texas A&M University in his backyard. He developed a deep love for the university before even attending and it is still evident to this day. The Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications department recently unveiled the new Ty ’03 and Ebony Warren Model Classroom to honor Ty and his wife, Ebony “Kesha”, for their selfless service and giving to the department and the university. The… Read More →

ALEC Internal Advisory Board Meets for Fall Meeting

  By: Patricia Ward The Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications Internal Advisory Board met for its fall meeting to discuss new ways to improve the department and how to provide opportunities for current students. This is the second year the board has been in existence. The purpose for the internal board, according to its bylaws, is to provide objective internal guidance to the department and support for the academic and scholarship initiatives. Each member of the board contributes their experience and understanding of the department’s mission and vision… Read More →

A Summer at Monsanto

By: Patricia Ward It all started with ACE Day. The AgriLife building was full of fliers, booths and industry professionals looking to recruit college students. Graduate Assistant, James Sledd, who was not looking for an internship, but rather to gather to gain contacts for his research on seed corporations and companies.  After stopping by and visiting with several companies, Sledd came upon the Monsanto booth. “As I was visiting with him, his tone began to change and he asked me if I had a résumé on me,” Sledd… Read More →

ALEC Graduate Student Interns in Haiti

By: Meagan Brown Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications graduate student, Elizabeth Bird spoke to students and faculty about her experience as an intern with the Christianville Foundation on October 29, 2014. The Christianville Foundation is a faith-based mission centered in Gressier, Haiti. The organization works to provide a Christian witness in Haiti through education, evangelism and humanitarian assistance. During Bird’s two month internship, she worked with an orphanage to build a sustainable garden for the children. The garden consisted of 4 raised beds, a pumpkin patch and a… Read More →

ALEC Week 2014

Get ready ALEC students for an ALECtrifying week! Monday, November 3, 2014- Free Breakfast to all ALEC faculty, staff and students. Join us for Coffee and Donuts in AGLS 129 from 7:30-9:30   Thursday, November 6, 2014 Rock it with ALEC! Live music and free food in AGLS Central Lawn, 4-6 PM