Grad, undergrad students provide valuable assistance for ANSC 117

Since the beginning of ANSC 117, Texas Barbecue in 2009, graduate and undergraduate students have provided outstanding leadership to help Ray Riley and me teach this class. We have enjoyed working with these students and watching them progress on their journeys through Texas A&M University.

The Texas Barbecue teaching assistants help with the weekly set up of the kettles, smokers, and/or pits, with cooking/smoking/serving meat, and with clean-up and put-away of equipment and utensils. There is a lot of work that goes into preparing each week’s activity, and having experienced assistants makes everything go very well. The knowledge that goes with being a sophomore, junior or a senior with respect to coursework, extracurricular experiences, and college life gives these students special credibility as they work with the freshmen during the semester.

Marc Vogelsang and Katy Jo Nickelson

Marc Vogelsang and Katy Jo Nickelson

This year, Katy Jo Nickelson and Marc Vogelsang are the graduate students who are working with ANSC 117. Both Katy Jo and Marc have unique advantages in that they were first freshmen in class and have been teaching assistants since that time. We appreciate the support that these two have given to Texas Barbecue over these years.

Snazzy Seniors, ANSC 117, Texas Barbecue, 2017 class

Snazzy Seniors, ANSC 117, Texas Barbecue, 2017 class

This year’s Snazzy Seniors are:

  • Carley Armstrong
  • Abbey Chrz
  • Marti Hanson
  • Ty Robertson
  • Vanessa Sanchez
  • Libby Schneider

Each of these seniors brings his or her unique talents and skills to the class, and we are grateful for their continued service to the freshmen.

Carley Armstrong introducing herself to the students of ANSC 117, Texas Barbecue

Carley Armstrong introducing herself to the students of ANSC 117, Texas Barbecue

Jazzy Juniors, ANSC 117, Texas Barbecue, 2017 class

Jazzy Juniors, ANSC 117, Texas Barbecue, 2017 class

The Jazzy Juniors this year are:

  • Rebecca Anderson
  • Christina Borquez
  • Cody Carroll
  • Mallory Eilers
  • Marley Grams
  • Devon King
  • Kadden Kothmann
  • Kenzie Lackey
  • Alec Lucas
  • Nikki Martinez
  • Sandy Martinez
  • Cassidy Reddout
Kenzie Lackey (middle) introducing herself to ANSC 117, Texas Barbecue

Kenzie Lackey (middle) introducing herself to ANSC 117, Texas Barbecue

Super Sophomores, ANSC 117, Texas Barbecue, 2017 class

Super Sophomores, ANSC 117, Texas Barbecue, 2017 class

The Super Sophomores this year are:

  • Anahi Arredondo
  • Rylee Barber
  • Wade Baty
  • Mark Bosse
  • Emily Bush
  • Sarah Crum
  • Bo Garcia
  • Clayton Garrett
  • Courtlyn Ranly
  • Kelley Ranly
  • Holly Sanders
  • J.D. Schnitker
  • Jason Shamburger
  • Menzi Spiller
  • Morgan Thomas

We look forward to a great year with these student leaders.

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