1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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. 

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. JUNETEENTH: Remembering June 19, 1865

    Jun 19, 2020

    Today is the 155th anniversary when black slaves received the news in Texas of their freedom from Federal soldiers; two and half years after the Civil War ended and the Emancipation Proclamation.  Really not that long ago. There have been additional amendments and legislation to secure other freedoms including the 13th Amendment (to abolish slavery, Dec. 1865) and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Even though proclamations, declarations, and legislation have been passed to free slaves, grant equal protections and right to vote, only true freedom and equality will be achieved when racial bias and beliefs of superiority are removed from hearts and minds. It is difficult because often these beliefs or implicit biases are hidden and affect our thoughts and actions in an unconscious manner. Together in ACEL through education, communication, and leadership we will work to promote anti-racism that fosters racial equality and justice. 

  8. ACEL students named to Dean's List for Spring 2020

    Jun 16, 2020

    Congratulations to more than 100 ACEL students who were named to the Dean's List for the 2020 Spring Semester.

    The spring semester was hit with many challenges, including our university moving to virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are proud of these students who excelled in their courses during this unprecented experience.

  9. Solidarity

    Jun 5, 2020

    The tragic deaths of George Floyd,  Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor (only three of the many unjust deaths in the BIPOC community) over the last several months have amplified the long history of systemic racism in this country. Please know this message comes from a genuine place of care and concern; also that words alone cannot solve or address the racial injustices in the U.S., rather this work will involve our daily intentions, actions, and behaviors. 

  10. ACEL alumni named finalists for Ohio’s Golden Owl Award

    May 5, 2020

    Seven alumni from Ohio State’s Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) were named finalists for Ohio’s Golden Owl Award. 

    In the second year of the award program, 10 teachers from Ohio were selected as honorees, each receiving a $500 price and entrance into the finalist selection state. This award is presented in partnership with Nationwide, Ohio Farm Bureau and Ohio FFA to shed light on the contributions of Ohio’s agricultural educators. They collected over 400 nominations from local students, fellow teachers, parents and community members.