Texas Tech University


Annual Meeting

Following the CASNR Homecoming Breakfast Saturday, October 19, 2019, the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications will be hosting an alumni tailgate and open house on the east side of the AE&C Building.

An AE&C Alumni Association business meeting will take place at 10:45 a.m., and food will be available. Building tours will be offered to showcase recent renovations, and student work will be showcased in the classrooms. The 2019 AE&C outstanding alumni award recipients will also be recognized. You and your family are invited to enjoy and catch up with old friends and connect with fellow alumni and students!

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 cannot 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 Lindsay Kennedy. 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 – Bret Hobbs, Lubbock, TX - BS 1989 Agricultural Education, MS 1990 Agricultural Education
  • Vice President – Jerod Foster, Lubbock, TX - BS 2005 Agricultural Communications, MS 2007 Agricultural Communications
  • Secretary/Treasurer – Jennifer Blackburn, Shallowater, TX - BS 2009 Agricultural Communications


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