Tag Archives: Serve

New Assistant Professor, Tobin Redwine, Ph.D.

By: Emily Foreman When a compelling story about agriculture is being told you can almost be certain Tobin Redwine, Ph.D., will be nearby. As the ALEC department’s new agricultural communications and journalism assistant professor, Redwine will teach and research about how the agriculture industry can tell captivating stories and extend that knowledge through service. Redwine graduated with a Bachelor of Science in agricultural leadership and development from Texas A&M University in 2008. He continued his education at Texas Tech University. After graduating with a Master of Science in… Read More →

Collegiate FFA Builds a Legacy

Texas A&M University’s Collegiate FFA is making a difference for high school FFA members by providing them with their blue corduroy jackets through the #maroongivesblue campaign. Re-established in 2012, the Collegiate FFA is formulating a program that gives back to the community and helps provide more opportunities for local high school FFA students. The #maroongivesblue campaign will highlight and reward dedicated and deserving FFA students with their blue corduroy jackets. “We are going to find sponsors and make sure that every FFA member that needs and deserves a… Read More →

Extension Foundations and Program Excellence Academy II Hosted on Campus

By: Mollie Lastovica Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Organizational Development hosted a number of new County Extension Agents on the Texas A&M campus Nov. 13-16 as part of the organization’s commitment to employee development. Participants in Extension Foundations, the initial training for new County Extension Agents and Specialists, along with those in Program Excellence Academy II, the final component of Extension’s three-part training for new agents, comprised the Nov. training group. Jeff Ripley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist coordinated both employee development programs. “The Program Excellence Academy gest… Read More →

Student Leaders Unite at MSC Fall Leadership Conference

By: Mollie Lastovica The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications had strong representation at the 60th Annual MSC Fall Leadership Conference, held August 21-23 at Camp Allen in Navasota. Agricultural communications and journalism senior Travis Burks served on the executive team for FLC as the Director of Delegates and Associate Professor Barry Boyd, Ph.D., attended as a Focus Group Leader for the conference goers. Agricultural communications and journalism students Kalee Bumguardener and Mollie Lastovica and ALEC graduate student Kevin Andrews attended the conference as student leaders representing… Read More →

ALEC grad students welcome new Aggies to campus through Grad Camp 2012

By: Mollie Lastovica In the fall of 2012, approximately 3,000 incoming graduate students will begin their journey at Texas A&M University. For many, this will be their first time living in Texas and/or the United States. While the transition may seem daunting to those incoming students, current ALEC graduate students have devoted their time and leadership to help alleviate fears of the inevitable change of starting a graduate program. Kevin Andrews and Sarah Ho, both Ph.D. students in the ALEC Department, served as Director and Counselor, respectively for… Read More →

ALEC students volunteer, learn and serve

By: Taylor Demski Students enrolled in ALED 344, Leadership of Volunteers, and ALED 439, Agricultural Extension Philosophy and the Land-Grant Mission, applied their classroom knowledge in a real world environment when they participated in group learning at the Madison County Extension Office on July 13, 2012. Senior Lecturer and Academic Advisor, Landry Lockett, Ed.D., teaches both courses and brought students to Madisonville, Texas, to serve the community while obtaining firsthand group volunteering experience. The extension office sponsors Fun Friday, a program that incorporates children from the community who… Read More →

Guatemalan Study Abroad Trip Takes Service Learning Outside the Classroom

By: Mollie Lastovica With leadership, service learning and agricultural education at the forefront of their agenda, 13 ALEC students and three faculty members embarked on a three week-long study abroad in Guatemala from June 2 to June 27. “The goal of this trip was to give Aggies the opportunity to practice service learning in a realistic situation in an international setting,” Professor Gary Wingenbach, Ph.D., said. “We focused on taking the university to the people, which is the mission of a land-grant university.” The student group, led by… Read More →