GALLERY: New semester begins with SSC Agri-Techsan Training Days
By: Norman Martin
Team building was the focus for the more than 20 students attending a two-day training program for Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Agri-Techsans, the college's award-winning organization of student recruiters. The sessions were held Aug. 24 to 25 in the Goddard Building.
Comprised of select undergraduates from every department in the college, the Agri-Techsans are a diverse group. Some are native Texans; others are not. Many live in rural, agricultural communities while still others hail from metropolitan, non-agricultural backgrounds. While the organization's diversity serves both Texas Tech and prospective students equally well, all Agri-Techsans have at least one thing in common – their enthusiasm for the university and the college's programs, program officials said.
As part of their duties during the school year, the Agri-Techsans travel to high school career days, job fairs, class presentations, and club meetings throughout the region to inform prospective students about the university's admissions requirements, financial aid opportunities, and what it is like to be a member of the Red Raider family.
This year's session, led by CASNR Student Recruiter Brandyl Calley, and featured Steve Fraze, CASNR Interim Dean; Cindy Akers, CASNR's Associate Dean for Academic and Student Programs, Scott Burris, interim chairman of the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications; along with several members of the CASNR faculty and staff.
Selected each spring for the following academic year, Agri-Techsans must be nominated by either a faculty member or a current Agri-Techsan, maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average, and be a full-time student in CASNR.
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
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