Mon. Sep 25th, 2023

ENMU’s Dr. Kalynn Baldock selected for 2023 Class of E. Kika De La Garza Fellows Program

Dr. Kalynn Baldock, ENMU

Kalynn Baldock, Assistant Professor of Agriculture and Department Chair of the Agriculture, Food Science and Kinesiology at ENMU was selected by the USDA to serve as a member of the 2023 class of E. Kika De La Garza Fellows.

The E. Kika De La Garza Fellows Program aims to strengthening relationships with Hispanic-Serving Institutions, accredited and degree-granting institutions of higher education with a full-time Hispanic student enrollment of 25 percent or more.

“The selected fellows will meet directly with USDA agency representatives to learn about the opportunities available to their respective institutions and their students,” said Dr. Lisa R. Ramírez, director of USDA’s Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement. “This program exemplifies USDA’s commitment to ensuring equitable access to the department’s programs, services and resources by underserved groups.” (USDA Press Release No. 0144.23)

Baldock, along with the other members of the class of 2023 fellow program, spent a week in Washington D.C collaborating with other fellows in developing strategies to better serve the students at ENMU. They learned about national and regional issues, policy making, and research.

The next portion of her work involves meeting with scientists at the USDA’s Agriculture Research Service (ARS) in Clay Center, Nebraska to participate in a research project. Baldock explains, “through this experience I will be learning new skills, improving my research, and hopefully find ways for my undergraduate students to collaborate on research in the future.”

“This fellowship is a great professional development opportunity for Dr. Baldock and certainly speaks to her experience and expertise,” said ENMU Chancellor, James Johnston. “Thanks to her willingness to take this opportunity, our students and ENMU will benefit as well.” (, John Houser, 7.20.23)

Currently, there are more than 500 HSIs nationally, serving more than 2 million students. All E. Kika De La Garza fellows are faculty or staff at HSIs or Hispanic-Serving School Districts. To learn more, visit

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