Tag Archives: Student

Ag Media Summit

By: Amantha Hons The temperature in the Arizona desert was nearing 90 degrees on Friday morning and the dry breeze felt like someone had pointed a hair dryer in your face. My group and I stepped off the charter bus into the sandy soil of a jalapeño pepper farm, the rows of bright green plants a stark contrast to the reds and browns of the desert landscape behind them. We gathered around the farm owner, Rob Knorr, as he talked about the new processes and technologies he had… Read More →

Spotlight: Student Embodies Leadership

By: Meagan Brown Leadership is one of the six core values that Texas A&M University strives to instill in each student. Yashwant Prakash Vyas, a leadership studies minor, has taken his role as a leader in stride. During his time at A&M, Vyas has participated in many community service programs, leadership opportunities, and university related events, all of which support his coursework in LDAG, a minor housed in the ALEC department. Vyas transferred to A&M from a university in India, where he is originally from, to complete his… 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 →

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 →

Costa Rica Study Abroad Opens Eyes of Students

By Caitlin Powers Students and faculty from the ALEC department moved their classroom to Costa Rica for two weeks on a study abroad over the winter break. Led by Assistant Professor Robert Strong, Ph.D., and Senior Lecturer Landry Lockett, Ed.D., the 20 undergraduate and graduate students’ eyes were opened to the Costa Rican way of life. “The motto in Costa Rica is pura vida meaning pure life,” Tomas McDermott, senior university studies major said. “The country has an incredible appreciation for the unique nature surrounding them and they… Read More →

High-Impact Experience in Agriculture

We are now accepting applications to enroll in ALEC 380-510 (3 hours), A high-impact field experience in agriculture, history, people, global society, diversity, culture, American resilience, and youth development. Students enrolled in this semester-long course will meet 13 times during the semester (Friday 10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.) and participate in a 10-day field experience, including Community recovery from tornado damage in Joplin, MO Missouri Amish and Mennonite communities near Columbia, MO University of Missouri Caterpillar track-type tractor factory in Peoria, IL University of Illinois The National FFA… Read More →

Maggio Wins Big 12 Championship

Texas A&M junior AGCJ student Mary Michael Maggio shot the low round of the day on Sunday to capture the individual title in the 2012 Big 12 Championship at the Lawrence Country Club. click here for additional information

Fall 2012 Registration

Pre-registration for Fall 2012 begins April 12-27th. Plan a time to meet with one of your Peer Advisors to get your semester-or your year-planned out! Please see the schedule for available Peer Advisors.