ALEC in the News Archive

Correction--25 ALEC students received the American FFA Degree

Photo by New Horizons

Correction--25 ALEC students were awarded the 2019 America FFA Degree – the highest achievable degree in the National FFA Organization.

The American FFA Degree shows a member’s dedication to his or her chapter and state FFA association. It demonstrates the effort FFA members apply toward their supervised agricultural experience, outstanding leadership abilities, and community involvement. Students who are awarded the degree show promise for the future and have gone above and beyond to achieve excellence.

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ALEC Twitter Post Featured on KLKN News

Incoming UNL Freshman and FFA Officers

On Tuesday morning an ALEC Twitter post highlighting two outstanding ALEC students was featured on the KLKN News "You Post, We Report" segment. Incoming students, Faith Santana and Megan Fehr, committed a year of service to Nebraska FFA, its members and the agriculture industry as State Officers. Santana and Fehr, along with five other team members, were responsible for facilitating FFA conferences, meeting with business and industry representatives, traveling statewide to FFA chapters, serving as delegates at the National FFA Convention, and more.

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Dr. Helen Fagan named Rotary Paul Harris Fellow

Dr. Helen Fagan

Dr. Helen Fagan, ALEC Assistant Professor of Practice and Director of Leadership Engagement for the Rural Futures Institute, joins the ranks of UN Ambassadors, an astronaut, a Nobel Prize Laureate and more as a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow.

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Natalie Jones, a senior AESC student, writes for IANR's Growing magazine

AESC student Natalie Jones

IANR's Growing magazine features a story about Prairie Pines written by Natalie Jones, a senior Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication student.

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48 ALEC Students Named to CASNR Dean’s List

student desks

48 ALEC students were named to the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dean’s List for Spring 2019.  Qualification for the CASNR Dean’s List is a minimum 3.75 grade-point average based on a four-point scale and minimum of 12 graded semester hours.

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Agricultural Education student, Caleb tenBensel, reflects on his time abroad in Rwanda

ALEC Students, 2019 study abroad, Africa Mount Bisoke, photo courtesy of Caleb tenBensel

In May, a group of students led by Dr. LJ McElravy and Dr. Nathan Conner traveled to Rwanda to learn about the history, culture, agricultural and environmental practices of the region. In addition, the group explored and studied how arts-based digital storytelling techniques can be used for engaging public audiences in positive change movements.

Junior Agricultural Education major, Caleb tenBensel, from Cambridge, Nebraska reflects on his time abroad.

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Meet Kara Bruns, ALEC Alumni

Kara Bruns

Kara Bruns, ALEC Alumni, talks about what graduating from UNL means to her and her future.

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ALEC's Former Department Head to Lead the University

Susan Fritz, Craig Chandler | University Communication

Susan Fritz, ALEC tenured faculty and former department head, will be leading the University as interim president-elect. Fritz will assume the title of interim president on Aug. 15 following the departure of current NU President Hank Bounds.

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ALEC Student among Rural Futures fellows to serve in Nebraska communities

Courtney Albrecht, ALEC student

Courtney Albrecht, ALEC Senior, will be joining 8 other University of Nebraska-Lincoln Rural Futures Institute’s students with the Student Serviceship program this summer. The RFI program will send students out in the rural communities to help with community improvement projects as part of their summer mentorship program. It will connect students with mentors from the community to complete strategic, future-focused projects.

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Jason Headrick Receives Outstanding Graduate Studies Award

Photo courtesy of Greg Nathan, University Communications

Jason Headrick, Agriculture Leadership Education and Communication doctoral student and graduate assistant, received an award for his Outstanding Graduate Research & Creative Activities. 

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ALEC Faculty to Receive Promotion & Tenure

ALEC Faculty that received promotion & tenure

Three of ALEC's faculty were part of the 98 Nebraska faculty that received 2019 promotion and tenure.

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Dr. Lloyd Bell honored with NU Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. Lloyd Bell

On April 9, 2019 the winner of the University of Nebraska's most prestigious faculty award for Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity was announced by President Hank Bounds. Dr. Lloyd Bell, professor in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was the recipient of that award. The award recognizes individual faculty members who have demonstrated meritorious and sustained records of excellence and creativity in teaching.

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Dr. Helen Fagan provides perspective regarding Inclusive Leadership Development

Dr. Helen Fagan

Dr Fagan, Director of Leadership Engagement at Rural Futures Institute and an Assistant Professor of Practice in Leadership Engagement in ALEC, provides an insightful perspective regarding Inclusive Leadership Development of current and emerging leaders in this white paper.

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#The Husk catches up with Dr. Dann Husmann

#TheHusk

AESC student Cade Adamson from ALEC's 341 class, talks with the Dr. Dann Husman, PGA Golf Management Director. Dr. Husman talks about the opportunities provided to their students after graduation.

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ALEC was represented at the CASNR's Award Luncheon!

CASNR Award Winners

ALEC's motto, "Developing Human Potential", was evident at the CASNR Award Luncheon. Two of ALEC's student workers, and two faculty members were nominated for awards. Mirissa Scholting, ALEC Student Ambassador, won the Outstanding Student Worker Award!

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Dr. Gina Matkin gives the UNL December Commencement Address

Dr. Gina Matkin

Dr. Gina Matkin, associate professor in agricultural leadership, education and communication at Nebraska, gave the commencement address at the graduate and professional degrees ceremony for the December graduates. 

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Drs. Balschweid and Lodl answer the questions about Science Literacy and why it is important

Dr. Mark Balschweid & Dr. Kathleen Lodl

Dr. Mark Balschweid, ALEC Department Head, and Dr. Kathleen Lodl, Associate Dean and State 4-H Program Leader, answer the question, "Why is Science Literacy important to the public?".

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ALEC Associate Professor of Practice, Matt Kreifels, is in the Spotlight!

Matt Kreifels

ALEC's very own, Matt Kreifels, is in the "Faculty Spotlight" in the IANR News!

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AESC Student Featured in IANR Student Spotlight

Halle Ramsey

Halle Ramsey, an Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication student from Ord, NE discusses her experiences at UNL and what she plans to do in the future. 

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Dr. Lloyd Bell Receives Al Sick Award

Photograph courtesy of the Nebraska FFA Alumni & Supporters Convention

Dr. Lloyd Bell, professor in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, receives the Al Sick award for outstanding service to the Nebraska FFA Alumni at the 2019 Nebraska FFA Alumni & Supporters Convention.

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