Category Archives: Alumni Relations

Alumni Spotlight: Barry A. Johnson

Barry Johnson ’87 had a great experience at the university while working on his Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering. Johnson is currently the owner of Blooming Colors Nursery and Landscaping and has worked for Quaker Oats company and Kraft Foods as a Project Engineer. What degrees have you received from Texas A&M University? Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering, 1987. What drew you to Texas A&M University? The University has a reputation for having a strong engineering program with different types of engineering available to study. I wanted… Read More →

NEW! Parnell Faculty Fellowship Created

An endowed fund to create the Dr. Calvin B. Parnell Faculty Fellowship in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department has been established by the Wesson Family Foundation.  David Wesson, AGEN ’82, wanted to honor Dr. Calvin Parnell, who was an important mentor to David as an undergraduate. The Wesson Family Foundation entered into an agreement with the Texas A&M Foundation to make gifts that establish the Parnell Faculty Fellowship as well as a Wesson Family Foundation Matching Fund.  The Matching Fund was created to encourage others who value… Read More →

2019 Career Connections Mixer

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering held its annual Career Connections Mixer, an event aimed at increasing the networking opportunities between current students and departmental former students.  The event is organized as a type of “speed-networking” social where students get to speak to alumni about their experience in the department and the path taken after graduation.  Students are organized by tables allowing 10 minutes of conversation followed by a rotation to a new table.  This format allows students the chance to informally speak to as many of… Read More →