Monthly Archives: February 2015

New Faculty: Alumni Relations and Development Coordinator

Jenna Kujawski, new Alumni Relations and Development Coordinator, offers a diverse background in communications, marketing, and public relations to the ALEC Department. Kujawski is a member of the 2004 graduating class of Texas A&M and completed her Master’s Degree in Agricultural Education in 2005. Many of her marketing and communications skills developed from her master’s degree, which had an emphasis in Agricultural Communications. Kujawski has used her skill sets to gain seven years of experience as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the College of Human… Read More →

ACT Members Attend Professional Development Conference in Orlando, Florida

By: Patricia Ward “Making Magic Happen,” was the theme for this year’s National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Professional Development Conference. It was all about how “magic” cannot happen without “ag.” Hosted by the University of Florida, ACT members from all across the country,including 19 ALEC students and sponsor, Assistant Professor Holli Leggette, Ph.D., traveled to Orlando, Florida to network with leaders in the agricultural communications field and experience professional growth. ACT is designed to build relationships among agricultural communication professionals and college students and faculty, to provide professional… Read More →

Doc@Distance Students Come to Texas A&M

By: Patricia Ward Over Winter Break four graduate students traveled from across the country to gather for the Doc@Distance fall meeting at Texas A&M University. 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… Read More →

Open Your Eyes to the World

By: Patricia Ward This January one of the program facilitators for ALEC’s study abroad Namibia trip and Namibia native, Bernd Schneider, came to share with students the benefits of stepping out of one’s comfort zone and experiencing a study abroad trip to open your eyes to the world. During Schneider’s time here in Texas he visited with students to get them interested in studying abroad, discussed study abroad logistics with professors, and experienced Texas for the first time. Although focusing more on the summer study abroad trip to… Read More →

Empowering a New Generation of Farmers

Empowering a New Generation of Farmers Texas A&M Team is Gaining National and International Recognition for YAIC Model College Station, Texas – Jan. 5, 2015 – A team of Texas A&M University student innovators are revolutionizing the agricultural sector by promoting a new generation of farmers. The team is made up of five Texas A&M graduate students: Juan Whiting, Shiva Thompson, Taya Brown, Levi Brewer, Nathaniel Haight, and recent graduate, Andrew McArdle. This team combines expertise in food systems, curriculum development, cross-cultural exchange, management logistics, aquaponics, and horticulture… Read More →