Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication News & Stories
National ag education organization honors 11 faculty and students from Purdue
June 20, 2018
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.
Nicoletti-Martinez named National Social Worker of the Year
May 15, 2018
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.
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.
Program director awarded Indiana Social Worker of the Year
September 15, 2017
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).
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.
For Senior Mikaela Wieland, part of the attraction of attending Purdue was the opportunity to tell her familys story. The Princeville, Illinois native got her first experience promoting agricultural communication in high school by providing marketing services for her familys beef business. When she found out she could continue down that path as a career ...
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 ...
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....