Capitol Idea: CASNR interns spend summer learning the ropes in Washington
Four students from Texas Tech's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources are spending the summer working as interns in the nation's capital. Running from June through August, the college's congressional summer intern program affords selected students an opportunity to experience first-hand the government's day-to-day operations.
"Intern selections are always an exciting and difficult process," said CassiDe Street, the Coordinator for Student Retention in the college's Dr. Bill Bennett Student Success Center. "The program is one of the most unique student programs that the college has for CASNR students."
This year's CASNR summer interns include:
- Garrett Lam, a senior animal science major from Burkburnett; (Mike Conaway, R-TX-11)
- Taylor Turner, a senior animal science major from Ropesville; (Randy Neugebauer, R- TX -19)
- Jordan Vogel, a senior animal science major from Canyon; (Blake Farenthold, R- TX -27 and House Agricultural Committee)
- Holton Westbrook, a senior agribusiness major from Stephenville; (House Agricultural Committee)
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: CassiDe Street, Coordinator for Student Retention, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742.2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
0708NM15 / PHOTO: (clockwise, from top left) Garrett Lam, Taylor Turner, Jordan Vogel and Holton Westbrook
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