On The Floor: CASNR congressional fall interns bound for Washington
Four students from Texas Tech's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will be spending their fall semester working as interns in the nation's capital. Running from September through December, the college's congressional 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 Savannah Chambers, CASNR's Program Director of Undergraduate Studies. "The program is one of the most unique student programs that the college has for CASNR students."
This year's CASNR fall interns include:
- Elizabeth Burgess, an agricultural and applied economics major from Graham; (Congressman Sam Johnson, (R-TX-3)
- Paul Callaghan, an interdisciplinary agriculture major from Lubbock; (Congressman Jeb Hensarling, R-TX-5)
- Rachel Everheart, an animal science major from Bronte; (USDA)
- Yasmin Rey, an agricultural communications major from Big Lake; (U.S. 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 away 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: Cindy Akers, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Programs, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
0907NM16 / Editor's Note: For additional information about the CASNR Government Intern Program, click http://www.depts.ttu.edu/agriculturalsciences/gov_interns/page1.php
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