Shared Passion; Marah Walls named Agri-Techsan of the Month
By: Hannah Harken
Name: Marah Walls; Major: Agricultural Education; Minor: Plant and Soil Science; Classification: Junior; Organization: Agri-Techsans; Hometown: Ingram; Month: December
Marah Walls, a junior agricultural education major has been named Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources December Agri-Techsan of the Month.
"I feel so humbled and blessed to have been selected as AT for the month of December," said Walls. "I don't recruit and travel all over the state for the recognition, but it sure is nice. I love being an Agri-Techsan and getting to share my passion for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources with prospective students. This is a perfect treat before finals."
Tech's Department of Plant and Soil Science was originally what drew Walls. At the time her main interests were the department's scope of research, as well as the opportunity to compete on the crops judging team. After two years, she changed her major to agricultural education, but remains an active member in both departments.
"CASNR is blessed in the sense that all departments have qualified and exemplary staff, it is tough to choose just one," she said.
Walls believes that there are many things to love about CASNR, but her favorite thing is the faculty and student relations. "Not only are professors teaching the classes, but having them as our advisors serves as a tremendous benefit when it comes to potential scholarships, internships, and job opportunities," she said.
"They really take the time to know you and help you succeed in your future endeavors. Being a Red Raider is already a blessing, but being a part of CASNR makes it all the more meaningful. It's a home away from home."
As a future educator, she said it is exciting to meet so many students who are passionate about agriculture. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school for agricultural education, and then become a high school agricultural science teacher and FFA advisor. She has even set the bar for herself to work for the Texas or National FFA Organization.
Brandyl Calley, CASNR's College Recruiter, said the student organizations does yeoman's work in promoting the college. The Agri-Techsans are the official student recruiters for CASNR. The undergraduates can come from every department, and bring with them different backgrounds from rural areas to large metropolitan areas.
Agri-Techsans give tours of the college's facilities, including the horticultural gardens and the meat laboratory on campus, as well as the research farm at New Deal, and the Texas Tech Equestrian Center in southwest Lubbock.
CONTACT: Brandyl Calley, College Recruiter, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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