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Feb 2, 2024

Alumni Spotlight

Jessica Colvin, WTC Assistant Professor, Agriculture

Jessica Colvin (WTC ‘97) serves as Assistant Professor of Agriculture for Western Texas College. A native of Sweetwater, Texas, Jessica chose Western Texas College for the meat judging program with a scholarship offered by Jim Judah.

Jessica’s journey to WTC: “I initially aimed to attend Texas Tech after graduating from Sweetwater High School, part of a competitive ag program led by Eddie Puckett and Kenneth Dudensing.

“However, a meat judging scholarship from Jim Judah led me to WTC for smaller classes. At WTC, caring instructors, including Dr. David Kattes, guided me to a job with the Upper Colorado Soil and Water Conservation District.

“During this time, I met my husband, Ryan, and gained valuable experience working with farmers and ranchers.

“After graduating from WTC, I transferred to TTU, completing teacher certification. Teaching at Snyder High School and later applying for and securing Jim Judah’s position at WTC marked significant milestones.

“My educational journey, highlighted at my going-away party, emphasized the importance of networking in the vast agriculture world.

“Having students whose families I’ve known over the years brings me joy, reinforcing the enduring connections traced back to my early years at WTC.”

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