Capitol Idea: CASNR congressional fall interns bound for Washington
By: Norman Martin
Three 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 Manager 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:
• Bryce White, a graduate student majoring in agricultural communications from Lubbock (U.S. House
• Myranda Villanueva, a senior majoring in agricultural and applied economics and general business from Converse (Congressman Jodey Arrington, R-TX 19th District)
• Shannon O'Quinn, a senior majoring in agricultural communications from League City (Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, D-TX 18th District)
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.
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
09017NM17 / Editor's Note: For additional information about the CASNR Government Intern Program, click here
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