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Donaldson Earns Distinguished Extension Educator for the Southern Region of AAAE

The Southern Region of the American Association of Agricultural Education (AAAE) recently held its regional conference on February 5-7, in Oklahoma City, OK. The purpose of AAAE is to be the premier national society for social science scholarship in food, agriculture and natural resources for individuals engaged in agricultural education at U.S. colleges and universities.

During the conference, Joseph Donaldson was recognized with the Distinguished Extension Educator Award for the Southern Region of AAAE. This award is to recognize an individual AAAE member for outstanding accomplishments in the extension field. Donaldson states, “This award reflects the encouragement I receive from North Carolina Extension professionals, administrators, faculty, students, and staff. The NC State community is a place to innovate and excel. I feel honored to be part of an energizing and fulfilling profession”.

Donaldson was co-nominated by the Agricultural and Human Sciences Department Head, Ben Chapman, along with fellow professor, Jay Jayaratne. Chapman remarks “This prestigious recognition from the Southern Region of AAAE is a testament to how dedicated and passionate Donaldson is every day in the classroom and in the field. It is wonderful to see him receive the acknowledgment that he deserves.” Congratulations to Donaldson on this award and your continued success!