Government Beat: CASNR interns spend spring learning the ropes in Washington
Six students from Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will be spending their spring semester working as interns in the state's and nation's capital. Running from January through May, the college's congressional intern program affords selected students an opportunity to experience first-hand the government's day-to-day operations.
"This program offers CASNR students a unique opportunity to experience our government in action," said Holly Cogdell, the coordinator of student retention in the college's Dr. Bill Bennett Student Success Center. "Just as important, internship experiences often lead to jobs for many of the program's alumni, as well."
The roster of CASNR 2015 Spring interns includes:" Lisa Chesher, a graduate student in agricultural communications from San Jon, NM; (House Committee on Agriculture "" majority office)" Jordan Gregory, a junior agricultural communications major from Troy; Congressman John Carter (R-TX31)" Steven Shedd, a junior agricultural communications major from Eloy; Congressman Randy Neugebauer (R-TX19)" Barclay White, a senior agricultural and applied economics major from Lubbock; Congressman Mike Conaway (R-TX 11)" Shelbey Havens , a senior agricultural communications major from Abernathy; State Sen. Charles Perry (R-28)" Maria Rey, a junior agricultural communications major from Big Lake; State Rep. John Frullo (R-84)
CASNR interns live in the 'Tech House' during their stay in Washington D.C., which is located just over a block 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.
By NORMAN MARTIN
CONTACT: Holly Cogdell, Coordinator of Student Retention, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742.2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
1205NM14 / PHOTO: (clockwise, from top left) Lisa Chesher, Jordan Gregory, Barclay White, Maria Rey, Shelbey Havens and Steven Shedd.
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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