Giving Back; AEC's Hannah Dast named Agri-Techsan of the Month
By: Steeley Smith
Name: Hannah Dast; Major: Agricultural Communications; Classification: Junior; Organization: Agri-Techsans; Hometown: Krum, Texas; Month: January
Hannah Dast, a junior agriculture communications major, has been named Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources January Agri-Techsan of the Month.
"Agri-Techsans has given me the chance to give back to the college that has done so much for me," Dast said. "I first heard about CASNR from an Agri-Techsan, so it's an honor that I get to do the same thing for someone else. All of the training and travelling is worth it when you see a student that never thought college was a possibility for them realize that there is a place for them here at Tech and within CASNR."
Texas Tech's agricultural communications program convinced Dast to join the Red Raider family. As well as the fact that she felt she was more than just a number to her professors. "I have always thrived in the midst of friendly faces and wide-open spaces," she said. "Lucky for me, Lubbock has plenty of both."
Dast enjoys being a part of CASNR because it is her home away from home. She emphasized the fact that CASNR is "one big family," and believes that the professors do a great job at leading and encouraging professional growth. After graduation, Dast wants to work in communications or public relations for an organization that promotes agricultural literacy and supports producers and youth in the industry.
Shelbey Havens, CASNR's College Recruiter, said the Agri-Techsans organization 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.
In addition, 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: Shelbey Havens, 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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