Illinois 4-H celebrates campus alumni during National 4-H Week
In Chancellor Robert J. Jones' welcome address to campus, he pledged to uphold the land-grant mission that created Extension and 4-H. "The land-grant mission is in my blood, and I am a proud product of it," Jones said. "And as chancellor at Illinois, one of the original land grants established by the Morrill Act, I have the opportunity to help ensure that my experience is one that any student can have in this century of higher education."
The University reaches some 200,000 youth each year in Illinois through the 4-H youth development program. From Chicago to Cairo and all points in between, one in fourteen youth in the state are part of the 4-H family. 4-H cultivates leadership, a love of learning, and a commitment to serve, so it's no surprise to find many 4-H alumni among the faculty, staff, and students at the University of Illinois.
In honor of National 4-H Week, U of I Extension invites 4-H alums on campus to share their story and receive a 4-H alumni t-shirt to celebrate your 4-H heritage. Go to go.illinois.edu/4Halumni and complete the short survey. Then, drop by 101 Mumford Hall during business hours October 3-7 and pick up your t-shirt. The invitation is open to University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students.
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