1. Twelve ACEL Buckeyes graduate

    Dec 18, 2020

    This past Sunday, Ohio State held it's 426th Commencement Ceremony (and third virtual ceremony). 

    Our department had eight undergraduate students and six graduate students complete their degrees at the end of Autumn Semester 2020.

    Undergraduate students include:

    Trent Baldwin
    community leadership
    Salinas, California

    Lisa Brenner
    community leadership
    Sunbury, Ohio

  2. Rumble named Ohio State ATI Outstanding Advisor

    Dec 17, 2020

    Congratulations to Dr. Joy Rumble, assistant professor of agricultural communication, for being named the recipient of the Ohio State ATI Outstanding Advisor award.

    Rumble advises ACEL students who attend our CFAES Wooster campus and teaches several of our agricultural communication undergraduate and graduate courses at both the Wooster and Columbus campuses.

    Rumble joined the ACEL faculty in 2018. She is a three time graduate of Ohio State, which includes a master's degree in agricultural communication from our department.

  3. McMullen places first in regional interview contest

    Nov 2, 2020

    Nicole McMullen, a junior studying agriscience education, earned the top award in the interview contest during the virtual Region V Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) Cluster. She will represent Ohio State and Region V at the National MANRRS Conference this spring.

    MANRRS is a national society of people of all racial and ethnical groups in agricultural and related science careers with a focus on promoting these fields in a positive manner among ethnic minorities.

  4. Landaverde receives international fellowship

    Oct 23, 2020

    Rafael Quijada Landaverde, graduate associate and doctoral student in the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) at The Ohio State University was named one of seven recipients of the Kirchner Food Fellowship. 

  5. Schaffter awarded national agricultural education scholarship

    Aug 5, 2020

    Paige Schaffter, a senior in agriscience education from Edon, Ohio, has been selected for the 2020 Upper Division Agricultural Education Scholarship from the National Association of Agricultural Educators.

  6. OSU Leadership Center: 30 Years of Accessibility, Affordability, and Applicability 

    Jul 31, 2020

    Since 1990, The Ohio State University Leadership Center has had the mission of providing research-based resources and high-quality practical programs to build and strengthen leadership capacities. 

    This year, we are celebrating 30 years of hands-on workshops and strength-based training activities to both organizations and individuals.

  7. Wickham Elected to Board of Directors for National Agricultural Organization 

    Jul 24, 2020

    Emily Wickham, communication and undergraduate program manager at The Ohio State University, was elected to a two-year term on the board of directors for the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association (NAADA). Wickham will serve as the communications track representative and be responsible for assisting in the development of educational content for the conference and virtual “beg, bor

  8. Whittington selected as president-elect of NACTA professional society

    Jun 29, 2020

    Dr. M. Susie Whittington, professor of agriscience education in the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL), has been selected as president-elect of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agricultural (NACTA). NACTA, which was formed in 1955 as a professional society, focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning in agriculture and related disciplines at the postsecondary level. Members of NACTA are from two-year and four-year colleges, both public and private. 

  9. Faculty and graduate students represent ACEL at virtual NACTA conference

    Jun 25, 2020

    Congratulations to our ACEL faculty and graduate students who represented our department so well at the annual NACTA (North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture) virtual conference held last week.

    Dr. Susie Whittington, professor of agriscience education, was announced as the 2020 President-Elect.

    Dr. Mary Rodriguez, assistant professor of community leadership, was recognized with a 2020 Educator Award.

  10. Rodriguez awarded NACTA Educator Award

    Jun 23, 2020

    Dr. Mary Rodriguez, assistant professor of community leadership in the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL), has been named a recipient of the North American Colleges of Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Educator Award. This award recognizes educators who excel as teachers in the agricultural disciplines. She was recognized as a recipient during the organizations virtual conference in early June.