ACEL Weekly Update – April 2, 2015

Upcoming Events:

April 14 – Ag Ed Society Meeting, 7:15pm, AA Auditorium
April 15 – ACT Meeting, 6pm, 205 AA
April 16 – CFAES Recognition Program, Ohio Union
April 21 – ACEL Spring Recognition Event, 6:30pm, Ag Admin Auditorium
April 24 – CFAES AgLympics, Plumb Hall Lawn


ACEL Spring Recognition Event Date Set
The 2nd Annual ACEL Recognition Banquet will be held on April 21 to recognize seniors, scholarship and award recipients, student organizations, faculty and staff, and incoming freshmen.

At this event we will be celebrating all of the accomplishments of our students, staff, and faculty within our department, including scholarships. If you have received any awards or special recognition by a student or professional organization, the Department, the College, or the University, please let Emily know.

All tickets for the event are $5. An undetermined number of sponsored tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis. If you have been sponsored to attend the banquet by a member of our faculty and staff or an industry professional, you will be notified before the banquet. Otherwise, you can make your payment to Emily in 203B Ag Admin or at the door the evening of the banquet. Dress for the evening will be business casual to business professional.

Register one of three ways: Visit our web registration form, email Emily at, visit Emily in 203B Ag Admin. If additional guests plan to attend with you, please email Emily that information.

ACEL workshops at Ohio FFA Convention
If you are interested in helping plan and present two workshops during Ohio FFA Convention on Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1, please connect with Emily Wickham ( These workshops will 45 minutes each and will focus on careers within our majors of agricultural communication, agriscience education, and community leadership. Times are still TBD, but will be Thursday morning (9,10 or 11am) and Friday afternoon (12 or 1pm).

Ag Ed Society raising funds for Honduran village
The Agricultural Education Society is currently collecting donations for the 2nd annual study abroad trip to Choluteca, Honduras!  Several club members are going on this experience and are trying to raise money for a small island that they are traveling to on their trip.  The island is Boca del Rojo Viejo and is a small village that relies strictly on the fish that they catch on their coast to feed their people.  Unfortunately, this means that they are very scarce in several grains such as corn, wheat, beans, etc.  Also, the Nicaraguan military has been regulating their access to fishing areas, so now there is even a bigger need for food in their village.  AES has a fundraising page through Go Fund Me and the goal is $1,500.  Each donation counts, so even a small amount would be very helpful!  The money will be sent to Honduras in May with the students and faculty. The funds will be used to purchase the grains/food needed to help feed Boca del Rojo Viejo.  Any donation helps!

AgriPOWER taking applications for next class
The AgriPOWER Institute is a leadership and advocacy development program, which consists of seven multi-day institutes (17 total days), covers public policy matters facing local communities, the state of Ohio, the nation and the world. Additionally, specific sessions will help class members develop important skills necessary to become an effective leader and advocate. Two of the institute sessions will be held out of state, one in Washington, D. C., to help class members gain a valuable understanding of national and global issues. More in depth information can be found at  Click here for a complete list of dates for the Class VII sessions and session topics. Applications are due on Friday, April 17. Scholarships are available to those who do not have a sponsoring company or organization.


Please let students know there is a scholarship application available for those having difficulty purchasing the assessment platform, Tk20. Students will be asked questions to determine individual need, such as questions related to their financial situation. The link to the Tk20 scholarship application is: This information is also located on the Educator Preparation website at and at

Farm Broadcasters Scholarship
The National Association of Farm Broadcasting Foundation has been investing in the future of farm broadcasting by providing financial support for students pursuing careers in agriculture communications by awarding college scholarships since 1975. The foundation will be awarding three $5,000 scholarships this year.

Eligible applicants are in-coming college juniors, seniors or graduate students currently enrolled in a college or university agriculture communications program and pursuing careers in agriculture communications. Scholarship recipients will also receive an expense-paid trip to the NAFB Convention in Kansas City, MO, November 11-13, 2015. Scholarship Application Deadline is June 6, 2015.  Click Here For Scholarship Information

Burley Tobacco Growers Scholarship
The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association (BTGCA) is pleased to offer ten $2,000 scholarships for the 2015-2016 school years.

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of the student’s overall grade point average, writing ability, and leadership potential. This application gives a good overview of each applicant’s development in these areas. Applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 from your current educational institution. Preference will be shown to those applicants who have a tobacco farming background. Additional information and application. Postmark deadline is April 1!

Internships & Jobs – All New!!

Internship Openings
AmeriCheer – Marketing and Social Media Internship (Westerville, Ohio)
FleishmanHilliard – Public Relations Intern (Houston, Texas)
Singleton & Partners – Marketing Intern (Cleveland, Ohio)
Shelly Company – Public Relations/Marketing Internship (Thornville, Ohio)
Wilson Memorial Hospital – Public Relations Internship (Sidney, Ohio)
University of Minnesota, Extension – 4-H Youth Development Summer Intern

Full-Time Job Openings
BioZyme, Inc. – Communications Marketing Manager (St. Joseph, Missouri)
Boys and Girls Clubs Metro Phoenix – Communications Manager (Phoenix, Arizona)
California Farm Bureau – Program/Communication Coordinator (Sacramento, California)
Certified Angus Beef – Web Design Specialist (Wooster, Ohio)
Children’s Hunger Alliance – Director of Communications and Community Engagement (Columbus, Ohio)
Columbus College of Art and Design – Vice President for Marketing and Communication (Columbus, Ohio)
Family Promise-Greater Phoenix – Volunteer Coordinator (Scottsdale, Arizona)
Grand Canyon Association – Event Coordinator (Grand Canyon, Arizona)
Indiana Farm Bureau – Grassroots Government Program Coordinator (Indianapolis, Indiana)
International Rescue Committee – Community Garden and Aquaponics Coordinator (Glendale, Arizona)
League of Conservation Voters –Ohio Campaigns Director (Columbus)
Legrand – Marketing Coordinator (Moraine, Ohio)
Liberty University – Campus Garden Education and Events Coordinator (Lynchburg, Virginia)
New York Botanical Garden – Program Coordinator of the Edible Academy (Bronx, New York)
State of Ohio, Secretary of State – Communications Designer (Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio State, Computer Science and Engineering – Coordinator, Public Relations (Columbus)
Ohio State, Newark Campus – Coordinator, Student Programs (Newark, Ohio)
Ohio State, Lima Campus – Director of Marketing (Lima, Ohio)
Ohio State, Mansfield Campus – Admissions Counselor and Staff Assistant (Mansfield, Ohio)
Ohio State, Marketing and Strategic Communication – Program Coordinator, Campaign Manager (Columbus, Ohio)
Oklahoma State University – Communication Specialist, Publications (Stillwater, Oklahoma)
Otterbein University – Community Outreach Coordinator, AmeriCorps VISTA – Center for Community Engagement (Westerville, Ohio)
Phoenix Resue Mission – Donor Event and Engagement Coordinator (Phoenix, Arizona)
Purdue University – Public Relations Coordinator, Animal Sciences (#1500674) (West Lafayette, Indiana)
Purdue University – Content Marketing and Social Media Manager (#1500665) (West Lafeyette, Indiana)
Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio – Volunteer Assistant (Lorain, Ohio)
Smuckers – Project Manager, Digital Marketing (Orrville, Ohio)
Soldier’s Best Friend – Event/Volunteer Coordinator (Peoria, Arizona)
Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network – Volunteer Coordinator (Tucson, Arizona)

Extension and Teaching Jobs
Ohio Ag Ed Openings
OSU Extension, Harrison County – Program Assistant, 4-H Youth Development

Jobs to check out on Hire-A-Buckeye
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Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership

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