ALEC in the News Archive

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


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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Dr. Helen Fagan, ALEC Assistant Professor of Practice Kicks off Our Nebraska Events

Dr. Helen Fagan

Dr. Helen Fagan, an assistant professor of agricultural leadership, education and communication will deliver the keynote address "Every Story Matters" at the Our Nebraska events. Dr. Fagan, is the chief executive officer and founder of the Global Leadership Group.

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ALEC Student Discusses Rural Community Experience

From left: Mirissa Scholting, Haley Ehrke and Chelsie Herian

Mirissa Scholting, a senior in the ALEC program discusses her experience with the Rural Futures Institute Serviceship in Box Butte County, Nebraska.

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Forsberg and Stegen host the showing of "Follow the Water"

Hiking Greys Peak Courtesy of Mike Forsberg

The documentary  “Follow the Water” will be shown from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 31 at Hardin Hall Auditorium, 3310 Holdrege St. Mike Forsberg, ALEC associate professor of practice, and  Pete Stegen, a filmmaker, will be in attendance and a panel discussion will follow.

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Lindsay Hastings, ALEC Professor, in the Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Lindsay Hastings

Dr. Lindsay Hastings, Clifton Professor in Mentoring Research and Director, Nebraska Human Resources Institute, has made the IANR News Spotlight. Lindsay shares what she loves about working in an educational setting in the ALEC department, and what drew her to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


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AESC Student, Catherine Jones, in IANR Spotlight

Catherine Jones

Catherine Jones, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication student in the ALEC department, talks about why she came to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and why her favorite things are the culture and experiences  it provides.

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ALEC Professor has made the faculty spotlight!

Dr. McElravy teaching in the classroom

Dr. L.J. McElravy, ALEC Assistant Professor of Youth Civic Leadership, talks to IANR News about what drew him to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and how he loves the collaborative environment within education. Dr. McElravy draws upon his service in the U.S. Army and how that experience helps him today.

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ALEC Alumni, Rachel Ibach, makes the Graduate Student Spotlight

Rachel Ibach

Master's of Applied Science student and ALEC alumni, Rachel Ibach, talks about why she came to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and how it's diversity and inclusive excellence played a role in her CASNR experience.

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Rural Civic Action Program

Creighton freshman Ag students brainstorming

Kaitlyn Hanvey, ALEC 422 student and an advisee of Ag-Ed Leadership's Dr. Lindsay Hastings, is completing a project in Creighton, NE. The partnership between the Rural Civic Action Program and UNL has Kaitlyn working with Debi Doerr’s freshman agriculture class at Creighton High School. Kaitlyn and the students are focusing on things they can do to spread positivity and pride in their community.

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'Follow the Water' documentary

Mike Forsberg and Pete Stegen canoe down the Platte River during filming of the "Follow the Water" documentary.
A documentary based in part on Nebraska’s Platte Basin Timelapse project that aired on NET Television. The “Follow the Water” documentary tells the story of the Platte River Basin as photographer Mike Forsberg, associate professor of practice in agricultural leadership, education and communication, and Pete Stegen journey for 55 days through the watershed by bike, backpack and canoe. Along the way, the duo meets with dedicated conservationists and explores what is at stake in the watershed.

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