AMARILLO – Shawnte Clawson has accepted the position of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist for 4-H and youth development to serve the agency’s District 1, according to Dr. Chris Boleman, AgriLife Extension 4-H and youth development program director in College Station.
Clawson will begin Sept. 1 and work from the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Service Center in Amarillo, but serve all 26 counties of the district, Boleman said.
“Shawnte has quite an extensive 4-H background and has demonstrated excellence in 4-H and youth development programming during her AgriLife Extension career,” he said. “Moreover, she has been active at the state level, serving on the 4-H Housing and Home Environment Committee, the Texas 4-H Volunteer Conference Committee and the Texas 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Invitational Contest Committee. And she has served as a judge for the Texas 4-H Scholarship Program.”
In addition, Boleman said, Clawson has served as the District 6 4-H Council adviser, among many other district leadership roles.
Clawson earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University in family and consumer sciences and a master of education degree from Lamar University.
She started her career as an AgriLife Extension county agent in Swisher County in July 1998, has spent time teaching in the classroom in two school districts, and most recently served as the family and consumer sciences agent in Ector County.
“I’m excited to join the District 1 team and lead county agents in thinking outside the box to reach new 4-H audiences, increase enrollment and prepare youth for the future,” Clawson said.