Youth Development & Agricultural Education

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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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RyanScully in front of Boilermaker Sign

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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