A program in N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences received top honors at the June conference of the Association of Leadership Educators (ALE) in Milwaukee, Wis. The College’s Leadership in Agriculture and Life Sciences program earned the title of Outstanding Leadership Program in ALE.
Also during the conference, Dr. David W. W. Jones, CALS assistant professor of agricultural and extension education, received the ALE Rising Star Award, and Dr. Jackie Bruce, assistant professor of agricultural and extension education, was installed as the 2010-2011 ALE president.
The ALE Outstanding Program Award recognizes the prominent leadership programs in agriculture in the nation, and the ALE Rising Star Award recognizes significant contributions of members who have served the organization for five or less years as an official member.
Directed by Jones, the CALS Leadership in Agriculture and Life Sciences minor is open to all interested baccalaureate students in the College. The minor is appropriate for students enrolled in agricultural and life science majors seeking a competitive edge when applying for supervisory or management positions in careers related to the agriculture and life sciences industries.
The Association of Leadership Educators is an international professional organization for leadership educators. Its purposes are to strengthen the leadership skills and competencies of the professional educators who work to develop the leadership capabilities of others; and to strengthen and broaden the knowledge base which supports research, teaching and outreach, student services, consulting, and other programs in leadership.