Dr. Marlin Priddy is a professor of welding. He received his bachelor’s degree in agricultural education from Tarleton State University, with 12 hours earned through Ranger College; he also received a minor in agriculture engineering. He earned his master’s of science in teaching from Tarleton while serving as a graduate assistant. After his ten-year career at Alvarado High School, Dr. Priddy returned to his alma mater as an instructor in the Department of Agricultural Services and Development, teaching agricultural sales and agricultural mechanics. Dr. Priddy served as Faculty Senate President, department student advisor, intern supervisor, chair of the Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Events, coordinator of the Farm Safety 4 Just Kids, and judge for agricultural mechanics at San Antonio, Waco, and Houston, as well as many other county youth fairs and agricultural mechanics project shows. Dr. Priddy served as chair of the FFA state and star awards committee. He was selected for the Barry B. Thompson Service Award and selected as the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences teacher of the year.

Dr. Priddy was in the first cohort of the Doc@Distance program with Texas A & M University and Texas Tech University. He earned his doctorate of education in agricultural education in August 2004. Dr. Priddy lives in the Stephenville area with his wife Laura Ann, who is an elementary teacher. He enjoys wood and metal working, farming, gardening, raising livestock, fishing, and hunting. He can be contacted at mpriddy@rangercollege.edu.