Tag Archives: Former Students

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Provides Hands-On Experiences to ALEC Students

By: Patricia Ward What started with a group of agricultural communications and journalism students writing press releases for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has grown into something much larger. Now, the Show provides hundreds internships to students at Texas A&M University each year. Since about 1974, the ALEC Department has maintained a strong and growing relationship with the Show after former agricultural communications and journalism student Leroy Schaffer started working there. Schaffer noticed that the public relations firm did not have the agricultural background needed to write… Read More →

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 →

Life After Texas A&M

By: Patricia Ward After graduating in 2008 with her bachelor’s degree, Emily Summey, along with many other graduates that year, faced a tough job market. After a little searching and some luck Summey found a way to put her agricultural communications degree to work. Summey grew up in the central Pennsylvania area. After looking around at several agricultural communications programs she decided on Texas A&M. Heading to school was not as easy as it is for most incoming freshman. Summey’s father was facing a heart condition so unlike… Read More →

ALEC Department forms two Advisory Boards

By: Mollie Lastovica An extended period of vision and planning cumulated Oct. 18 with the first meeting of the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications advisory boards. The Internal Advisory Board and Development Advisory Board are each comprised of influential contributors to and former students of the department. “The Internal Advisory Board was assembled to help us develop curriculum, to help spot areas to be added in order to help students prepare for careers,” Alumni Relations Coordinator Ambrya Baldwin said. “They are helping us find new opportunities… Read More →

New Program Coordinator Baldwin Hopes to Increase Alumni Relations

  By: Mollie Lastovica In an effort to increase alumni relations, the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications welcomes program coordinator Ambrya Baldwin.. A Gainesville, Fla., native, she is married to Aron Baldwin and they have a four-year-old son, Eli.  Baldwin graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Florida, where she also worked as alumni assistant. “That position gave me a mix of event planning and publicity and how to tie those into alumni relations,” Baldwin said. As program coordinator, she… Read More →