Dr. Charla Kothmann Bading received her PhD in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication in a joint program at Texas A & M University and Texas Tech University on December 16, 2011. Her BS, was received in 1986 from The University Of Texas. She works for the Texas Agriculture Extension Service as a 4-H Specialist. Dr. Bading is the Specialist for District 7, this covers 26 counties, which includes Mason County. Her family was able to attend the ceremony and she is seen in the picture with her sisters Mrs. Merlina Kothmann Gamel and Mrs. Maela Kothmann Edmonson.