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Annual Meeting

Join the Agricultural Education and Communications Alumni Association for a Homecoming Party on Friday, October 19, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 4th St. in Lubbock! Visit them online.

You and your family are invited to enjoy an evening catching up with old friends and connecting with fellow alumni! We 'll have a brief alumni meeting at 7:30 p.m. A chuck wagon dinner will be served.

There is no cost to attend, but contributions are welcome! All contributions will support funds for our alumni scholarship.

Please RSVP by Friday, October 4, by calling (806) 742-2816 or emailing aec_alumni@ttu.edu.

If you can 't attend, please consider contributing to the AE&C Alumni Association as we work to build our scholarship endowment! Checks can be made and mailed to the AE&C Alumni Association, Texas Tech University, Agricultural Education & Communications, Box 42131, Lubbock, TX 79409.

Photos from Past Homecoming Parties


Annual Reception

The Agricultural Education and Communications Alumni Association hosts a reception in conjunction with the VATAT conference each year. Alumni, family and friends are invited to attend.


Several have mentioned that they were not aware that we had an Agricultural Education & Communications Alumni Association. It is alive and well and continues to grow. Please consider joining!

The association began in 1990. Each year a reception has been held at the State Agri-Science Teacher's Conference with the first one being held in Amarillo, Texas. We also have participated in the Texas AgriLife Extension Conference and the Regional Agricultural Communications Conference.

Officer elections are held every three years and the association has a Constitution and Bylaws in place.

How to Join

If you are interested in joining the Agricultural Education & Communications Alumni Association, click here for a membership application.

Dues are as follows:

  • Initial Memberships is $25.00
  • Annual Membership is $25.00
  • Life Membership is $150.00

If you don't remember if you have ever joined, join now.
If you don't remember when the last time you paid your dues, we will take it now.
If you are a Lifetime Member and want to make a donation to the Endowment, we will gladly accept it.

Checks can be made and mailed to the AEC Alumni Association:

Texas Tech University
Agricultural Education & Communications
Box 41231
Lubbock, TX 79409

For further information you may contact Dr. Rudy Ritz or Mary Lou Flom. You can also email the AEC Alumni Association directly.


Each year the Agricultural Education & Communications Alumni Association awards numerous scholarships to deserving students.

Current Officers

  • President –Mary Jane (Short) Buerkle, Lubbock, TX - BS Agricultural Communications '03, MS Agricultural Education ‘04
  • Vice President –Lindsay (West) Kennedy, Lubbock, TX - MS Agricultural Communications ‘06
  • Secretary/Treasurer – Bret Hobbs, BS '89 Agricultural Education, MS '90 Agricultural Education

CASNR Development & alumni relations

Mission: To secure private resources for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, its Departments, Institutes, Centers, and other associated programs; serve as an ambassador for the College with alumni, friends, and the industry; steward relationships with donor; and engage alumni, friends, and industry partners in ways that will benefit them and the College and its students.

Click here for more information about CASNR Development & Alumni Relations