WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Agricultural Communicators’ Congress here this week brought high honors for several Texas A&M communications faculty and a student. A team of communications specialists from Texas A&M won top honors for their information technology efforts in 1995. Danielle Engel of Luckenbach was elected national editor for Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow.
Lynette James, Kathleen Davis, Blanca Jackson, David Lipe and Glen Vigus, all of College Station, and Marty Otero of El Paso were presented a first place Gold award in the Information Technology category and the overall Outstanding Professional Skill Award from Agricultural Communicators in Education. The team, who are agricultural communications faculty for the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station or Texas Agricultural Extension Service, marketed news, publications and video about the Texas A&M Agriculture Program through the World Wide Web to a variety of audiences.
James also received a third place Bronze award in the Information Campaign category. Communications specialists Edna Smith and Carla Beals won a third place Bronze award for Information Technology Education.
Engel, a junior agriculture journalism major, will edit the national ACT newsletter during the fall 1996-97 school year.
The U.S. Agricultural Communicators’ Congress, which consists of four professional organizations and the student association, meets every four years in Washington, D.C.