Tag Archives: Student Organizations

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 →

Associate Department Head Recognized for Work with Graduate Students

By: Emily Foreman ALEC Associate Department Head Scott Cummings, Ph.D., received the Kunze Award from the Graduate and Professional Student Council. The award is named for George W. Kunze, Ph.D., long-time Dean of the Graduate College at Texas A&M University. The award acknowledges a faculty member, staff member, team of faculty or a Texas A&M University entity that has made outstanding contributions to the success and prosperity of the Graduate and Professional Student Council. Cummings’ work with graduate students is more than just a part of his job… Read More →

ACT Annual Meeting and Agricultural Media Summit

By Meagan Brown ALEC Graduate Student, Hannah Miller was elected National President of Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow at the organization’s national meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana in July. Agricultural Communications and Journalism major, Sidney Holland was also elected to a national office and will serve as ACT Communications Coordinator. The National ACT organization holds their annual meeting in conjunction with the Agricultural Media Summit to encourage students who have an interest in a professional agriculture communications field to network with experts and improve their skills. Four of Texas A&M… Read More →

Aggie Reps Attend State FFA Convention

By: Meagan Johnson Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications’ (ALEC) Aggie Reps organization represented Texas A&M University at the 86th annual Texas State FFA Convention in Fort Worth July 14-18. The Reps connected with FFA members to show them the  benefits that Texas A&M University and the ALEC department have to offer. According to Aggie Reps member and Texas A&M University junior Katrina Buerger the group works to educate prospective students about the bachelor’s programs offered in ALEC while encouraging a strong relationship between faculty and students. “When you… Read More →

Faculty Members, Andrews and Boleman, Named Fish Camp 2014 Namesakes

By: Patricia Ward Crazy hair, tutus and nonstop chanting are some of the many things one will see at fish camp. Fish Camp is designed to immerse incoming freshmen into the spirit of Texas A&M. At camp students get to learn about some of the many traditions at Texas A&M. They also get the opportunity to meet and get to know fellow Aggies. At this upcoming Fish Camp, the ALEC department has two faculty members, Extension Assistant, Kevin Andrews and Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Christopher Boleman, Ph.D.,… Read More →

Welcome to the Aggie Family

By: Patricia Ward Every semester the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications department receives a large number of transfer students. This semester ALEC student Brittney Postert was part of a hand selected group of counselors who helped welcome new Texas A&M transfers into the Aggie family at Howdy Camp. “These transfer students are already family when they come in,” said senior agricultural communications major Postert. “Now all we have to do is welcome them into that family.” Howdy Camp is a part of Aggie Transition Camps, which offers a… Read More →

Expanding International Horizons

By Caitlin Powers Kelsey Hirsch, senior agricultural leadership and development major, expands her international horizons by joining the Academy of Future International Leaders. The year-long high impact program provides outstanding undergraduates with potential leadership skills an in-depth learning experience in global issues. “I thought this would be a good opportunity to get a broader overview of what it is to be an international leader,” Hirsch said. According to their website, the academy seeks to prepare students for leadership roles in the increasingly international 21st century while gaining a… Read More →

Enocksen Elected to Represent Texas A&M, Department, Nationally

By: Mollie Lastovica One of the ALEC Department Public values statements calls for the department to encourage students and faculty to “derive answers and solve local, national, and global problems.’ Jennifer Enocksen, junior agricultural communications and journalism major, will have the opportunity to face new challenges at the national level. She was recently elected to serve as second vice-president of the National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow organization through Aug. 2014. Enocksen and four additional national officers were elected at the 2013 National ACT meeting held in Buffalo, New… Read More →

CFFA to host Harvest Ball

By: Mollie Lastovica The Texas A&M Collegiate FFA chapter will be hosting Harvest Ball from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Sat., Nov. 10 at the Hilton Hotel in College Station. “Harvest ball is CFFA’s first large social event of the reestablishing year,” said Tanner Kilpatrick, graduate student in the ALEC department and CFFA officer. “It is an event for members of CFFA, students of the university and the public to come and enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing and learning about CFFA.” Tickets for the event… Read More →

ALEC student helps coordinate Ag Open House, student leaders interact

Ag Open House Serves as Hub for Organizations and Student Leaders By: Mollie Lastovica Student leaders within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences gathered in Rudder Exhibit Hall on Wednesday, September 7, for the purpose of promoting student organizations. Hosted by the Freshman Leadership Experience, Ag Open House cumulated more than 20 student organizations and a number of students eager to learn about the opportunities to get involved within the college. Sophomore agricultural leadership and development student Bobbi Frieda coordinated the second annual event as part of… Read More →