Eight students were named as ambassadors to represent Tennessee Tech University's College of Agriculture and Human Ecology during the upcoming academic year.
Selected to the posts were Audrey Blaylock of Monterey, Holly Greene of Cookeville, Blair Powell of Algood, Turner McKinnie of Cookeville, Emily Britton of Fayetteville, Felicia Bryant of Carthage, Carie Harrington of Soddy-Daisy and Christie York of Grimsley.
Blaylock is the daughter of Don and Julie Bohannon and is majoring in nutrition and dietetics. She is president of the Food, Nutrition and Dietetics Club and has served as FND vice president and service chairperson while also being named FND Outstanding Student. She is also a member of the Tennessee Tech chapter of the Tennessee Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and a first place winner of the Tennessee Dietetics Association poster presentation.
Greene is the daughter of Jim and Beth Greene of Sparta and is majoring in nutrition and dietetics. She is a member of the FND Club, participated in the Tennessee Dietetics Association Conference and helped teach a nutrition class at White County High School.
Powell is the daughter of Gary and Kay Powell and is majoring in housing and design. She is treasurer of TTU's Home Designers Association, a member of TTAFCS and was an AG/HEC Ambassador for the 1999-2000 year.
McKinnie is the son of James and Lonnie McKinnie and is majoring in agricultural engineering technology. He is a member of the Environmental Conservation Club and participates in soil judging.
Britton is the daughter of Dwight and Penny Britton. She is majoring in agriculture and education at TTU. At TTU, she also serves as the Agriculture Council secretary, is a member of Lambda Alpha Sigma Professional Agriculture Sorority, the Collegiate Future Farmers of America and is an Agriculture Council representative.
Bryant is the daughter of Loften and Lavona Bryant of Carthage and graduated from Gordonsville High School. She is majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences Education at TTU. While at TTU, she has served as the university's chapter secretary to the Tennessee Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, an organization that emphasizes professionalism through networking and volunteerism at the local level to enhance the quality of life of individuals and families. She is a state treasurer for the TAFCS and was named Outstanding Member for 2000-2001 by the Tennessee Tech chapter of TAFCS.
Harrington is the daughter of Robert and Vickie Harrington and she graduated from Soddy-Daisy High School. She is majoring in pre-veterinary animal science at TTU. At TTU, she is the Student Government Association's senator for the College of Agriculture and Human Ecology and is a member of Lamda Alpha Sigma, an organization for students studying in the School of Agriculture who are interested in educating women concerning the opportunities in agriculture. She also attends the Block and Bridle Club.
York is the daughter of J.C. and June York and she attended Clarkrange High School. She is majoring in agriculture and animal science at TTU. At TTU, York is involved in the Collegiate Future Farmers of America, where she has held the offices of vice president, treasurer and reporter. She is a member of the Block and Bridle Club and the Agriculture Business Club. York is also a member of Delta Tau Alpha, the national honor society for students and professionals in agriculture, and Lambda Alpha Sigma, an organization for students studying in the School of Agriculture who are interested in educating women concerning the opportunities in agriculture. She is also on the executive planning committee for the National DTA Convention.
The main goals for the AG/HEC Ambassadors:
to assist the College of Agriculture and Human Ecology in student recruitment and public relations efforts;
to promote the agriculture and human ecology, home economics and family and consumer science professions at TTU;
to increase awareness of the array and diversity of agricultural and human ecology career opportunities throughout Tennessee Tech, the community, and the Upper Cumberland region;
to provide an arena by which agriculture and human ecology students may serve the College and the university while gaining useful leadership skills and public speaking experience;
to foster or enhance a greater cooperative spirit between faculty and staff and students in the School of Human Ecology and the School of Agriculture.