Heather Striplin ’14 is an Agricultural Science major with a concentration in Horticulture from Terrell, Texas. She is the daughter of Dawn and Lonnie Striplin and the twin sister of Jennifer Striplin. Heather serves as the 2nd Regiment Inspector General, Discipline Officer, and Finance Officer for the 2013 – 2014 school year.
Active within the Corps, Heather was a member of Company N-1, and served on the 2nd Regiment staff as Inspector General/Judge Advocate General Sergeant and Discipline Sergeant her junior year. She also served as a fire team leader and outfit clerk her sophomore year. Very active in Parsons Mounted Cavalry, Heather currently serves as 1st Platoon Leader and served as the Veterinary Sergeant her junior year.
Outside the Corps, Heather is currently the secretary of the Future Agricultural Science Teachers (FAST), an organization that facilitates and prepares students at Texas A&M to teach Agricultural Science, as well as educating the public at events throughout the Bryan-College Station area. She is a CrossFit (principal strength and conditioning) athlete, and enjoys traveling around the country exploring aquariums in every major city she visits.
After completing her student teacher requirements in the fall in the Dallas area, Heather will graduate in December 2014. She plans to substitute teach during the remainder of the school year before choosing a school district to start her high school teaching career in Agricultural Science for the 2015-2016 school year.
I am very proud of all that Heather has achieved during her four years as a member of the Corps of Cadets. Her hard work and determination have served her well in her studies, her Corps staff responsibilities, and the Parsons Mounted Cavalry (PMC). She is an exceptional leader, and devotes herself to leading by example in all that she does. She is heavily involved in the PMC, and her love of horses and strong work ethic make her a standout every day, caring for the horses and helping train her fellow cavalry cadets. Heather’s leadership ability, strong work ethic, ability to work well with others, and her unwavering desire to help others will no doubt serve her well in the future as a great Agricultural Science teacher. She embodies all that are looking for in a leader and an educator, and I have every confidence that she will go on to great success in whatever she chooses to do in the future.