Agricultural Council: NRM’s Madelyn Hill named 'Matador of the Month'
By: Steeley Smith
Name: Madelyn Hill; Major: Natural Resource Management; Minor: Wildlife Biology; Classification: Senior; Organization: Texas Tech Chapter of Wildlife Society; Hometown: Katy, Texas; Month: October
Madelyn Hill, a senior natural resource management major from Katy has been named Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources October Matador of the Month.
"Since I was a freshman, I have admired the recipients of these awards as they always had their stuff together, were exemplary students and overall were just good people," Hill said, "Being nominated for this was an honor and to win was an even bigger honor!"
Hill said that as the only Natural Resources Management organization in Ag Council, the monthly Ag Council meetings offer them the opportunity to get to know the other organizations and learn about upcoming events to get further involved in CASNR.
"This college, by far, is the most welcoming and family-like college within the entire university," Hill said, "No matter what department, every professor is more than willing to help you in any way they can."
Whether it be advice on what classes to take or how to manage applying for graduate school, Hill said as a CASNR student you have hundreds of resources at your fingertips.
Another reason Hill said she chose CASNR is because she has always loved animals and knew she wanted a career working with them. She said CASNR was a perfect fit, being the only college offering opportunities in that field.
After graduation, Hill plans on attending graduate school, focusing on mammal ecology and conservation. She said she hopes she will get to become a wildlife biologist for Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Ag Council members include the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow; Agricultural Economics Association; Agri-Techsans; Agronomy Club; Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity; Alpha Zeta; Ambassadors for Agriculture; American Society of Landscape Architects; Block & Bridle; Collegiate 4-H; Collegiate FFA; Collegiate Horsemen's Association; Equestrian Team; Food Science Club; Horse Judging Team; Livestock Judging Team; Meat Judging Team; Meat Science Association; MANRRS; Rodeo Team; Sigma Alpha Sorority; Soil Judging Team; Student Association for Fire Ecology- SAFE; Tech Pre-Vet Society; Wildlife Society of Texas Tech; and Wool Evaluation Team.
CONTACT: Cindy McCullough, Coordinator of Scholarships, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or email@example.com