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Kimber Nicoletti-Martinez

Nicoletti-Martinez named National Social Worker of the Year



Kimber J. Nicoletti-Martínez, Purdue University's director of Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault (MESA) has been named National Social Worker of the Year. The award, given by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), will be presented June 22 in Washington, D.C., during the organization's national award ceremony.

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The Destination Purdue staff for Volume 23, Number 1 were the Fall 2017 students of YDAE 460 (Agricultural Publishing):

The Destination Purdue Staff: Volume 23, Number 1, Spring 2018



The Destination Purdue Staff: Volume 23, Number 1, Spring 2018

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Hannah Tuker

A Word from the Editor



I didn't always want to study agriculture. Growing up on a small farm instilled a respect for the industry in me, but I had other careers in mind during high school. I wanted to be a marine biologist. I have always been fascinated by ocean life, and I was hooked on the idea of studying sea creatures for a living. However, that dream soon changed.

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Kimber Nicoletti-Martinez

Program director awarded Indiana Social Worker of the Year



Purdue University alumnus Kimber J. Nicoletti-Martinez, program director and creator of Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault (MESA) at Purdue's Department of Youth Development and Agricultural Education, has been awarded the Social Worker of the Year by the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

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Photo provided by Gabrielle Reese
Gabrielle Reese, a sophomore agricultural education major from Lebanon, Indiana, has a love for history, government, and politics, which she drew upon as Purdue’s government relations intern in Indianapolis.

Intern states Purdues case to lawmakers



Gabrielle Reese does not go to classes every day. On some days, the sophomore agricultural education major from Lebanon, Indiana, finds herself at the Indiana Statehouse attending a committee hearing to learn about new bills that could affect Purdue University.

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 Mikaela Wieland on steps of Ag Aministration building

It's Been An Honor



For Senior Mikaela Wieland, part of the attraction of attending Purdue was the opportunity to tell her family’s story. The Princeville, Illinois native got her first experience promoting agricultural communication in high school by providing marketing services for her family’s beef business. When she found out she could continue down that path as a career ...

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Quincy Clark working with Children at YMCA

A Passion for Mentoring



Never underestimate the value of mentoring. Just ask Quincy Clark. Clark has just completed her first year as a Ph.D. student at Purdue. In addition to concentrating on completing course work, juggling several research projects, lecturing to and mentoring LSAMP and SROP scholars, and honing her dissertation topic. Quincy is planning a research agenda that...

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An Officer and a Scholar



Growing up in Spencer, Indiana, Ryan Scully didnt expect to go to college. The Purdue sophomore had always planned to join the military following high school. But involvement in organizations like FFA and 4-H changed his perspective. While participating in activities through those agricultural groups, he was encouraged to take advantage of his natural leadership....

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Ann Camden delivers her remarks at the 2018 ASEC Distinguished Alumni Awards presentation

Growth mindset leads alumna outside of comfort zone



Ann Camden was commuting home to Washington County, Indiana, during her freshman year at Purdue.

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Scott Johnsion delivers his remarks at the 2018 ASEC Distinguished Alumni Awards presentation.

Growing the next generation of educators



Scott Johnson has dedicated the past 27 years of his life to fulfilling the Purdue

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Connect Welcome



ASEC Connect Greetings from Mark Russell. We welcome 45 incoming undergraduate students and five new graduate students. ASEC also welcomed new staff and faculty.

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Future issues of 'Connect'



ASEC Connect has been printed twice a year. However, we’ve found that it is difficult to share our stories with you in a timely fashion

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ASEC recognitions



Here is a selection of recognitions that ASEC faculty, staff, and students have earned since our last issue.

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Purdue University Gate

National ag education organization honors 11 faculty and students from Purdue



Eleven faculty members and students from the Purdue University College of Agriculture have been honored by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) for outstanding achievements in educational outreach.

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