ACEL Weekly Update – April 9, 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!


Ohio Corn and Wheat Scholarship
Ohio Corn and Wheat is announcing their new scholarship for high school and college students. These scholarships are meant to reward members of our organization who are committed to a career in agriculture or the automotive industry with emphasis on biofuels. Applicants must be high school seniors who are pursing a two or four-year degree in the next year or an undergraduate student that has at least one year left of education.  The application can be found online at and is attached here. All applications are due to Ellen S. Gilliland by April 24.

Internships & Jobs – All New!!

Internship Openings
AFL – Fall Graphic Design Internship (Greeville, SC)
American Cheese Society – Marketing Intern (Denver, Colorado)
Atlanta Motor Speedway – Marketing and Promotion Internship (Hampton, Georgia)
Crane Renovation Group – Graphic Design Intern (Columbus, Ohio)
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center – Conservation Education Internship (Glen Rose, Texas)
Manta – Social Media Marketing Internship (Columbus, Ohio)
Nationwide Children’s Hospital – communication internship (Columbus, Ohio)
City of Upper Arlington – Community Affairs Internship (Upper Arlington, Ohio)

Full-Time Job Openings
AAEA – Communication Manager (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
ABS Global, Inc – Marketing and Design Coordinator (DeForest, Wisconsin)
Alaska Sea Life Center – Marketing and Communications Manager (Seward, Alaska)
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company – Graphic Designer (Sandusky, Ohio)
Equine Affaire – Trade Show Associate (London, Ohio)
Greater Columbus Sports Commission – Marketing Manager (Columbus, Ohio)
Houston Zoo – Marketing Coordinator (Houston, Texas)
North American Meat Institute – Web & Graphic Design Manager (Washington DC)
Ohio State, Newark Campus – Director of Marketing and Public Relations (Newark, Ohio)
Ohio State, Mortar Board – Program Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
Snohomish County Public Works – Communication Specialist (Everett, Washington)
State of Michigan, Environmental Quality – Graphic Arts Designer (Lansing, Michigan)
State of Ohio, Secretary of State – Digital Media Coordinator (Columbus, Ohio)
The Mott Foundation – Communications Officer (Flint, Michigan)
Toledo Zoo – Enrichment Coordinator (Toledo, Ohio)
USA Volleyball – Coordinator, Communications (Graphic Designer) (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Extension and Teaching Jobs
Ohio Ag Ed Openings

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

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