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Agricultural Education Communications and Leadership Department Represented well at National AIAEE Conference

The Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Education Communications and Leadership (AECL) faculty and students participated in the international conference of the Association for International Agriculture and Extension Educators in May.

The Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Education Communications and Leadership (AECL) faculty and students participated in the international conference of the Association for International Agriculture and Extension Educators in May.

This year OSU AECL professor Dr. M. Craig Edwards was elected President-elect of the association and was selected as an AIAEE senior fellow.

The Oklahoma State University AECL faculty and students had 2 accepted research presentations and 7 accepted poster presentations. The accepted posters and oral presentation abstracts are available in the 2020 AIAEE conference proceedings.

The Oklahoma State University AECL leadership are incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication by so many of OSU AECL faculty and students.

Accepted Presentations

African Entrepreneurs’ Growth in Human Capital during a U.S. Fellowship: A Formative Assessment.

Richie Roberts, Mahamane Cissé, M. Craig Edwards, & Craig E. Watters

A Comparison of African Entrepreneurs’ Perspectives on Youth Empowerment across Three Fellowship Experiences

Mahamane Cissé, Richie Roberts, M. Craig Edwards, Craig E. Watters, & Luis A. Flores

Accepted Posters

Assessing the Learning of U.S. Undergraduate Students for International Awareness and Global Mindedness

M. Craig Edwards, Mahamane Cissé, Luis A. Flores, Stephen C. Mukembo, José Uscanga, & Assoumane A. Maiga

Professional Development of African Entrepreneurs: Exploring the Emergence of their Entrepreneurial Identities during a Fellowship Experience

Mahamane Cissé, Richie Roberts, M. Craig Edwards, Craig. E. Watters, & Luis A. Flores

An Unexpected Consequence of a U.S. Professional Development Experience: African Entrepreneurs’ reimagining their African Identity

Alexander J. Smith, M. Craig Edwards, Craig E. Watters, Matthew W. Rutherford, & Richie Roberts

Using Facebook to promote a Mandela Washington Fellowship Institute: Oklahoma State University’s Experience

Clara M. Jungermann, Skylar R. Eagles, Michaela R. Clowser, Luis A. Flores, Mahamane Cissé, Queena Smith, Katherine A. Ashton, Vishesh Jaiswal, Victoria M. Lock, M. Craig Edwards, & Craig E. Watters

Development of Agricultural and Food Entrepreneurs from Sub-Saharan Africa during a Leadership in Business Institute: Oklahoma State University’s Experience in pitching a Poster Pitch

Craig E. Watters, Chad H. Mills, Queena V. Smith, Clara M. Jungermann, & M. Craig Edwards

North-South-South Collaboration to promote Entrepreneurial Development and improve Food Security: One University’s Experience as a Global North Actor

Michaela R. Clowser, M. Craig Edwards, Craig E. Watters, Gopal Kakani, & Alexa Rutherford

Do I want to become a Veterinarian? Using a Study Abroad Course to help Students affirm their Career Aspirations

José M. Uscanga, Natalie Cook, & M. Craig Edwards

Awards/Announcements

  • OSU/AECL alumnus, Dr. J. C. Bunch, University of Florida, was honored as an AIAEE Fellow.
  • Dr. M. Craig Edwards was honored as an AIAEE Senior Fellow (this occurs to current Fellows who accrue 20 years of AIAEE membership).
  • President-elect, 2020-2021, Dr. M. Craig Edwards