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LCC grads move on to prestigious internships

May 01, 2014

As recipients of the Texas State University and LCC’s USDA Food Safety and Agroterrorism Training: Educating our Future Workforce (FATE) grant, these LCC graduates transferred to Texas State University to complete a degree in agriculture or related sciences in order to gain the necessary training for employment with a USDA agency upon graduation.

Support for the grant is provided by a Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) grant funded by the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).


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Grad students travel to Costa Rica to learn sustainable farming practices

Posted by Jayme Blaschke, University News Service
April 30, 2014

Six graduate students in the Department of Agriculture at Texas State University will travel to Costa Rica May 14-28. The trip, funded by U.S. Department of Agriculture grants, will provide an opportunity for Adriana Aleman, Erica Molina, Elise Valdes, Jessica Espinoza, David Vela and Shawntel Lopez to learn about sustainable farming practices in a country where those farming practices are prevalent.


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Dr. Tina Marie (Waliczek) Cade, delivered the keynote address at the Interior Plantscape Symposium.

Apri 10, 2014

The event was held at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.  Dr. Cade was a nationally selected keynote speaker for the annual event.  Her address was entitled "Sustaining the Human Spirit: The Effect of Interior and Outdoor Greening on Urban Inhabitants."


Dr. Ryan Saucier Dr. Ryan Saucier to Receive Faculty Excellence Award in Scholarly/Creative Activity.

Every year individuals across the university are selected to receive Faculty Excellence Awards in Teaching, Scholarship, and Service. This year one of our very own faculty members from the Department of Agriculture was chosen.  Assistant Professor, Dr. Ryan Saucier, received the Excellence in Teaching Award for the College of Applied Arts for Scholarly and Creative Activities.  He will now go onto to compete against other college-level winners for recognition at the university level.

2014 Outstanding Student Awards

Graduate Awards:

Outstanding Graduate Student in Academics - Dag Osorio

Outstanding Graduate Student in Research - Juan Garcia

Outstanding Graduate Student in Service - Megan Holmes

Undergraduate Awards:

Outstanding Freshman Student - Dorothy Bell

Outstanding Sophomore Student - Valerie Inman

Outstanding Junior Student - Michael Simer

Outstanding Senior Student - Sarah Moreman

Undergraduate Student Service Award - Abigail Hampton