ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – From May 20-23, 2019, individuals from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs (the state office) participated in the National Urban Extension Conference (NUEC). The University of Washington in Seattle hosted NUEC 2019. The theme was “Innovation in the City: A Land-Grant University Experience,” and featured breakout sessions, exhibits, tours, and other networking opportunities.
- 1890 Extension Administrator Dr. Allen Malone participated in the panel discussion “Staffing: Preparing the Urban Extension Workforce.”
- Dr. Celvia Stovall presented on “An 1890 Regional Approach to Address Opioid Education.”
- Kimberly Burgess-Neloms, Dr. Tamara Warren, and Shanetria Brown along with 4-H youth development agent and unit coordinator at Virginia Cooperative Extension, Karen Baker, delivered the presentation “Urban ALL STARS: Advancing Leadership and Learning by Strengthening Teens and Adults with Resources for Success.”
- Dr. Karnita Garner led an Ignite Talks session on the “Implementation of the Synergistic Efforts to Reduce Pharmaceuticals in the Environment Agricultural Science and Extension Mentorship Program.”
About NUEC Leadership
NUEC is held biennially in major cities across the United States. Alabama Extension Associate Director Dr. Celvia Stovall and Assistant Director Dr. Kimberly Sinclair-Holmes serve on the National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL) Steering Committee, providing overall strategic direction to the NUEL organization.
Alabama Extension at Alabama A&M University is known for its innovative programs targeted to urban and suburban populations. For more information regarding these programs, please contact Dr. Holmes at (256) 372-4941 or firstname.lastname@example.org.