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The Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership develops students into well-rounded agricultural professionals.

Whether wanting to pursue a career as an agricultural education teacher, magazine editor, public relations specialist, sales and marketing associate, extension educator; the Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership can help students achieve their goals.

Students are provided one-on-one advising from faculty to discuss class schedules, internships and career possibilities. Advisers are committed to assisting students achieve their career objectives and professional aspirations.

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Ag education students awarded $13,000 in scholarships

Thirteen Oklahoma State University students have been selected as recipients of $1,000 scholarships from Agricultural Education Scholarship, Inc. for the spring 2014 semester. Each year, OSU Agricultural Education Scholarship, Inc., a private scholarship board representing 65 scholarship trusts, awards approximately $25,000 annually to agricultural education students at Oklahoma State University.

The award is based on leadership characteristics, scholastic ability and a need for financial aid. Students selected for the spring 2014 award include:


• Amber Allen
• Heather Campbell

• Jarrett Davis
• Jessie Heidlage
• Marty Jones
• Bailey Kliewer
• Trevor Lucas
• Savannah Melton

• Tyler Price

• Lee Stewart

• Steven Vekony

• Jason White

 Jessie Wright


To be eligible, applicants must be agricultural education - teaching option majors.


Juniors and seniors must demonstrate a commitment to become an agricultural education instructor. The OSU Agricultural Education Scholarship, Inc. Board of Directors selects scholarship recipients. Incoming freshmen, transfer and continuing students may apply for awards ranging from $1,000 to $1,500 per semester. Graduate students are eligible for a $500 scholarship. For more information, visit http://aged.okstate.edu/index.php/undergrad-programs/undergrad-scholarships.


Agricultural education student Marty Jones selected as 2014 OSU Outstanding Senior

Marty Jones

The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association recently selected agricultural education student Marty Jones as a 2014 Outstanding Senior.

The Outstanding Senior award recognizes seniors who excel through academic achievement; campus and community activities; academic, athletic or extra-curricular honors or awards; scholarships and work ethic during their time at OSU. Jones is one of 15 students selected for the award this year.

Jones is from Owasso, Okla., where he was a fifth generation rancher and the son of Mike and Trena Jones. While at Oklahoma State, he served within his fraternity, on the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Student Council and the OSU Alumni Association Student Board. As a Former Owasso FFA member, Jones was able to find success in individual events such as public speaking, showing livestock, and leadership positions within the chapter. Jones also had the opportunity of serving along side his peers through Career Development Events (CDEs) that included parliamentary procedure, floriculture evaluation and opening/closing ceremonies. These events encouraged him to pursue his service to the FFA by serving as a State FFA Officer and eventually as a National FFA Officer Candidate. These experiences led Jones to pursue a degree in Agricultural Education. Jones currently is student teaching at the Haworth FFA chapter.

Upon completion of his student teaching experience, Jones will earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture with a major in agricultural education from OSU.

A public banquet honoring Jones and the other Outstanding Seniors will be held Monday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center in Stillwater. Tickets may be purchased online at orangeconnection.org/osdinner or by calling 405.744.8711. 

For more information about the OSU Alumni Association’s student awards program, visit orangeconnection.org/studentawards or contact Melisa Parkerson at 405.744.8711.