Agricultural Council: Abbie Burnett named October 'Aggie of the Month'
By: Hannah Harken
Name: Abbie Nell Burnett; Major: Agricultural Communications and Electronic Media and Communications; Minor: Business, Environment and the Humanities; Classification: Senior; Organization: Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow; Hometown: Cotton Center; Month: October
Abbie Burnett, a senior agricultural communication and electronic media and communications major from Cotton Center, has been named Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Ag Council's October 'Aggie of the Month.'
Burnett said it was an incredible honor to be selected among such an elite group of students within CASNR. "CASNR is such a special place at Texas Tech, full of talented and outstanding faculty, staff, and most of all, students," she said.
While Burnett's plans for after graduation are fuzzy at the moment, she is confident that she would like to have a career as a freelance editorial photographer highlighting sustainable agriculture and the environment.
As a third generation Red Raider, the decision to come to Texas Tech felt natural. During her visit, she said that she felt at home, relaxed, and knew that Tech was where she needed to be. She was initially unsure of her major but said after just a few short months she became passionate about CASNR and the agriculture field.
"Texas Tech's CASNR goes above and beyond. Everyone is extremely passionate about what they're teaching, researching, or learning," Burnett said. "My career goal is to create stories about the same passions and goals that were instilled in me. I'm incredibly humbled and proud to be a part of a college that is changing the world."
CONTACT: Cindy McCullough, Coordinator of Scholarships, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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