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Auburn University launches agriculture leadership program for high school students

AUBURN – Auburn University has launched MATRIX for the Future: Premier Agriscience Education Academy in response to a growing shortage of secondary and postsecondary agricultural educators and declining enrollment numbers in agriculture at Auburn and at land-grant colleges nationwide.

The two-year project, funded by a $100, 000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, was developed by Don Mulvaney, an Auburn University College of Agriculture professor, animal scientist and leadership coordinator for the College of Agriculture; and Brian Parr, an assistant professor in the College of Education and agriscience education specialist. Out of a shared concern for the future of agriculture in the United States, Mulvaney and Parr launched the program to prepare outstanding high school students enrolled in agricultural classes and involved in agricultural organizations to be the next generation of leaders in agricultural production, education, science and agribusiness.

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Retired Air Force lieutenant general, Auburn ROTC graduate, to give inaugural Extraordinary Women Lecture at Auburn University

AUBURN – Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Leslie F. Kenne will deliver the inaugural Extraordinary Women Lecture in Auburn University’s Telfair Peet Theater Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 11 a.m. to noon. This public event is sponsored by the Women’s Leadership Institute in Auburn’s College of Liberal Arts. A reception will follow.

Kenne is a graduate of Auburn’s ROTC program with 32 years of active military service. She is the first woman to achieve the rank of lieutenant general in the U.S. Air Force and one of three women in history to achieve a three-star rank in the U.S. military.

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Women’s Resource Center presenting Women’s Leadership Conference

AUBURN — Auburn University’s Women’s Resource Center will present the third annual Women’s Leadership Conference March 30-31 with the theme of “Redefining Woman: Celebrating Diversity, Finding Voice.”

The conference features the Inaugural Awards Dinner on Monday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m. at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center honoring distinguished Auburn alumna, faculty member and students. Mary Ellen Mazey, Auburn provost and vice president for academic affairs, will give the keynote address. Continue reading

‘Acting Locally, Thinking Globally’ theme of AU Women’s Leadership Conference April 8

AUBURN – The Auburn University Women’s Resource Center and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs will host a one-day Women’s Leadership Conference Tuesday, April 8, in room 217 of Foy Student Union.

The theme for the second annual conference is “Acting Locally, Thinking Globally.” The mission of the conference is to promote the development of leadership skills, provide information about important issues affecting women’s lives and promote women’s active involvement in their communities, countries and in the world.

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