In Profile: Dobelbower takes Ag Council lead with enthusiasm for the future
A passion for both the agriculture industry and helping others runs deep for Midlothian native Sinclaire Dobelbower. The junior agricultural communications major has been heavily involved in agriculture from high school FFA to student organizations within Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, so it's no surprise she is the 2015-2016 Ag Council President.
"I've seen first-hand what Ag Council has done for students," Dobelbower said. "I knew that I wanted to use my leadership experience to give back to CASNR in this role."
Dobelbower first became involved in Ag council with her involvement in Ag Ambassadors, AgriTechsans, Collegiate FFA and the Tech's Equestrian Team. She knows from experience that involvement in these organizations can take you places you would never imagine, and encourages students in CASNR to become involved in those opportunities.
"College is a completely new time for you to re-invent yourself if you want to, make a new name for yourself and to do different things," Dobelbower said. "Don't be afraid to stand up, be part of something and run for that officer position."
Looking ahead, Dobelbower said, the Ag council team has been gearing up for the year with plans to implement new activities for students to get involved and build relationships with their peers across the college. Meantime, students should look forward to annual activities, like Ag Fest, Pig Roast, Ag Awareness Week, and Ag Olympics.
Dobelbower said it's important for students to understand that the officer team's mission is to better CASNR as a whole. A key element in meeting that goal is input from students across the college.
"We have had great leadership in the past, so I have big shoes to fill, but I feel confident that we are going to continue to steer CASNR in the right direction," she said.
Written by Kayla Wilkins
CONTACT: Steven Fraze, Chair, Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2816 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Editor's Note: Ag Council members include the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow; Agricultural Economics Association; Agri-Techsans; Agronomy Club; Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity; Ambassadors for Agriculture; American Society of Landscape Architects; Block & Bridle; Collegiate 4-H; and Collegiate FFA. Other members are the Food Science Club; Horticulture Society; Meat Science Association; Pi Alpha Xi; Range, Wildlife and Fisheries Club; Sigma Alpha; Society for Conservation of Biology; Student Association for Fire Ecology; Tech Collegiate Horsemen's Association; Tech Pre-Vet Society; and Tech Turf.
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