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Huntington County Leadership Academy congratulates 17 graduates from the 2018 Purdue Extension Community Leadership class.  The group has been meeting since January to develop and strengthen leadership skills and learn more about Huntington County.  Participants were able to participate in tours of and learn more about the following local businesses and organizations: Our Sunday Visitor, …
Leadership Jasper County graduated the 2017-18 class this week.  The Community Leadership Program works to create a network of willing, knowledgeable and committed leaders to step up and make a difference in their community. The Community Leadership Program was designed by several Purdue Extension faculty and staff to assist potential leaders in communities around the …
Congratulations to the 2018 class of Leadership Vigo County, a program provided by Purdue Extension Vigo County, who graduated last month! The graduation ceremony was held at a local restaurant and Kristi Whitacre, Purdue Extension Community Development Educator and Leadership Vigo County Program Leader, congratulated participants as she passed out their certificates. After researching the …
Wired’s article, “Redefining ‘Broadband’ Could Slow Rollout In Rural Areas’, utilized remarks from our own Roberto Gallardo. The article covers the issue the Federal Communications Commission is tackling right now. What counts as a broadband internet connection? New guidelines are being considered for lowering the current standards. However, Gallardo argues for the opposite. Wired includes him …
In a globally connected world, access to the internet can link people to a variety of resources that can be of value in their daily living, such as information on health, education, finances and more. Yet, according to an article recently published in Daily Yonder, about 31 million people (or about 10 percent of the …
This article was adapted from the Wabash Plain Dealer Members of the community came together on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to discuss diversity at the “Navigating Differences” workshop at Living Well Winchester Center in Wabash. Wabash County Purdue Extension Educator Teresa Witkoske and Purdue Extension Educator Steve Yoder facilitated the morning workshop. …
“Dear Colleagues: It’s my honor to inform you of yet another prestigious honor earned by Bo Beaulieu, Assistant Director of Purdue Extension and Community Development Program Leader. Late last month in Burlington, Vermont, Bo received the National Distinguished Career Award from the National Association of Community Development Professionals (NACDEP) at the organization’s annual awards banquet. …
Last week, the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) was recognized with the Purdue Extension Director’s Award for its partnership with Purdue Extension…
Daviess County Purdue Community Development Extension Educator Cindy Barber was the recipient of two awards last week in honor of her community development work over the past year. During Purdue Extension’s Professional Development Conference, Cindy was awarded the Indiana Extension Educator Association (IEEA) Community Development award for her efforts conducting the 4th Annual Daviess County …
The national Stronger Economies Together program (SET) has earned a National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Partnership Award for Multistate Efforts. The award was presented during a NIFA Day of Appreciation event Thursday, October 22 in Washington, D.C. The award honors work aligned with NIFA’s strategic goals that supports the mission of the U.S. …