Head, heart, hands and health: these four attributes can make or break the foundation you build for yourself. For those who participated in 4-H, these four elements helped guide them into the successful citizens of society they are today.


In the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications at Texas Tech University, the students are many. Some have followed in their parents’ and even their grandparents’ footsteps to take their knowledge of the agricultural industry to the next level. Mary Lou Flom has been a vital part of the intellectual growth of these young minds for 40 years, working behind the scenes in the department as the administrative business assistant.