Agricultural Council: AEC’s Katelynn Butler named ‘Matador of the Month’
By: Hannah Van Der Schans
Name: Katelynn Butler; Major: Agricultural Communications; Classification: Senior; Organization: Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow; Hometown: Stephenville, Texas; Month: September 2019
Katelynn Butler, a senior agricultural communications major from Stephenville, Texas, was named Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources' September Matador of the Month.
"I never expected to be chosen as the Matador of the Month, but I am so grateful that I was," Butler said. "Being recognized for my hard work is a great feeling, and I'm so happy to be able to represent ACT in this capacity."
Butler said she joined her organization, Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT), during her freshman year of college, thinking it would be a good opportunity to connect with other students in her major and get involved in professional development. Now, three years later, Butler is the president of Tech's ACT.
"Through ACT, I've been able to travel, have my work recognized on a national level, and create lifelong friendships," Butler said. "It is a blessing that I get to be the president of my favorite organization!"
On top of being involved in ACT, Butler said being a part of CASNR is something she always knew would happen. She said she grew up with an agricultural background and has parents who are both Tech CASNR graduates. Now in the college herself, she said she would not want to be anywhere else.
"I knew CASNR would surround me with people who had similar goals and aspirations as myself, and that was one of the reasons I chose it," Butler said. "CASNR has given me lifelong friendships, scholarships, a support system, and they even helped me find my current job. I am who I am because of CASNR, and I'm so proud to say that."
In addition to CASNR's impact, Butler said that being in the Department of Agricultural Education & Communications has allowed her to find a balance between her passion for agriculture and writing.
"Texas Tech's agricultural communications program was the perfect fit for me," Butler said,"and I have them to thank for all of the opportunities I've had to succeed."
After graduation, Butler said she plans on staying at Tech and earning her master's degree in agricultural communications.
"I've fallen in love with Lubbock and Texas Tech, and I can't think of a better program for furthering my education," Butler said.
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; Entomology Club; Equestrian Team; Farmhouse Fraternity; Food Science Association; Horse Judging Team; Livestock Judging Team; Meat Judging Team; Meat Science Association; MANRRS; Minorities in STEM; Range, Wildlife & Fisheries Club; Ranch Horse Team; Rodeo Team; Sigma Alpha Sorority; Society for Conservation Biology; Soil Judging Team; Student Association for Fire Ecology- SAFE; Tech Pre-Vet Society; Turf Club; Wildlife Society of Texas Tech; and Wool Judging Team.
CONTACT: Claire Cleveland, Administrator for Scholarships, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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