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Gum, Nolan participate in CASNR congressional internship program

Gum, Nolan participate in CASNR congressional internship program

Two students from Texas Tech’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will be spending the fall semester working as interns in the nation’s capital. Running from first of September through early December, the college’s fall intern program affords selected students an opportunity to experience first-hand the government’s day-to-day operations.

“The program is one of the most unique student programs that the college has for CASNR students,” said Lori Dudley, the coordinator of student development in the college’s Dr. Bill Bennett Student Success Center.

This fall’s CASNR interns include:
Rhett Gum, a junior natural resources management major from Arlington; Congressman Mike Conaway (R-TX 11)
Ilissa Nolan, a Department of Agricultural Education and Communications graduate student from Gilmer; House Committee on Agriculture.

CASNR interns live in the “Tech House” during their stay in Washington D.C., which is located just over a block from the Capitol Building. Their living expenses are offset through scholarships from generous donors, including the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Texas Corn Producers Board, Plains Cotton Growers, Texas Corn Growers, Texas Peanut Producers, Dan Taylor, Texas Farm Bureau, and South Texas Cotton and Grain, as well as others.

Written by Norman Martin

CONTACT: Lori Dudley, Coordinator of Student Development, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742.2808 ext. 283 or


Editor’s Note: For additional information about the CASNR Government Intern Program, go to


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