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2018 Shelton Challenge Camp Dates

Please find our Summer 2018 Shelton Challenge Camp Dates Below:

NC State University Session 1: June 10-15, 2018

NC State University Session 2: July 8-13, 2018

NC State University Session 3: July 22-27, 2018

Take 2 @ NC State University Session: July 22-27, 2018

UNC-Charlotte Session: June 24-29, 2018

NC Wesleyan College Session: July 8-13, 2018

Hampden-Sydney College Session: June 24-29, 2018

*All student and staff applications will go LIVE on our website starting November 1, 2017. Students are accepted into the program on a rolling basis once the application, two references and deposit are received.

Chancellor’s Leadership Development Program – 2017-2019 Members

The Shelton Leadership Center is pleased to announce the 18 students selected for the Chancellor’s Leadership Program for 2017-2019. Congratulations to all the students!! For more information…

Jada Arroyo CHASS Criminology
Joah Bickley COE Electrical Engineering
Katie Bunn COS Statistics
Iliana Claudio COS Biochemistry
Josue Flores Hernandez PCOM Business Administration
Nichol Henderson CNR Environmental Sciences
Samantha Lenger PCOM Business Administration
Destiny Locke CALS Natural Resources, Soil and Water Systems
Jack Mascarenhas CALS Agronomy
Sanja Miric CHASS Psychology
Anh Nguyen COS Chemistry
Toinette Powers UC Exploratory Studies
Alexis Rutledge UC Exploratory Studies
Jenna Spahr TEX Textile Design
Christian Vanegas COE Computer Science
Caitlin Vines CED Education, High School Science
Saquan Wallace DN Architecture
Kayci Willis CNR Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation

Summer Internships!

The Shelton Leadership Center will be hiring 4 college interns for the summer! Please click on the job description below for further information. Students can apply for the position by emailing Laura Pittman ( your resume and cover letter by Sunday, 2/12.
Please note that all applicants need to be currently enrolled in college at time of application. The position will directly support our Shelton Challenge leadership camps for high school students. It is a paid internship and the position runs from May 15-August 4th.

1st Annual Shelton Challenge Fall Day of Service

On Saturday, September 10th, 2016, the Shelton Leadership Center participated in Activate Good‘s 9/11 Remembrance Weekend of Service. The SLC, along with Shelton Scholars, Shelton Delegates, and summer Shelton Challenge graduates and staff, volunteered with Horses for Hope‘s Fall Hay Day. Hoses for Hope is an organization that offers therapeutic equine programs and camps to all ages and skill levels, to help promote the healing of the mind, body and soul, using horses as an interactive and dynamic tool.

We helped in so many areas–from the bake sale, live auction, children’s games, pony rides, cart pulls, horse grooming and tack to selling raffle and event tickets! In total, we had over 50 people representing the Shelton Leadership Center on Saturday.

Thank you all for volunteering your time, smiles and energy! It amazes us to see the impact the SLC is having in the Triangle community and beyond!

2016 Shelton Challenge Staff Applications & Updates

If you want to apply to be a staff member for the 2016 Shelton Challenge, please submit your applications by the following deadlines.

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About the Challenge
The Shelton Challenge is a six-day residential experience to help students expand their knowledge and skills of what it takes to be a leader. Students will participate in activities that will help them have a greater understanding for: Personal Leadership Assessment and Interpersonal Dynamics; Role of Values and Ethics in Leadership; Leadership Traits and Approaches; Teambuilding and Empowering Others; Civic and Social Responsibility; and Goal Setting.  Read More…

Leadership: Cross Disciplinary Perspectives (24SLC)


The Leadership: Cross Disciplinary Perspectives minor is a 15-hour minor that is designed for students who seek to gain greater knowledge and understanding of leadership perspectives from a variety of academic fields of study. The coursework is composed of courses grounded in theory, inquiry, and application. The student has the opportunity to select the specific courses which best fulfill his/her needs while maintaining a broad perspective on leadership across fields of study. The student in the minor may be preparing for graduate work or any field of study within the university.


  • Completion of a minimum of 15 required credit hours.
  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in the minor.
  • Students may not take minor coursework on a credit only (pass/fail) or S/U basis.
  • Four college discipline areas need to be represented toward minor requirements.
  • The program coordinator will certify the minor prior to graduation.
  • A minimum of 12 of the 15 required hours must be completed at NC State.
  • The minor must be completed no later than the final semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification must be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.
  • Students are required to take one 3hr course, SLC 250.
  • In addition, there are three categories related to leadership that students need to select courses: Cross-Functioning Teams; Ethics/Values; and Leadership.
  • Students are required to take 3hrs from each category, totaling 12hrs toward the minor.
  • For the remaining 3hrs, students can select from any of the three categories to meet requirements of the 15 credit hour minor

Required Courses (3 hours)

Elective Courses

Cross-Functioning Teams (3 hours):

Choose 1:

  • AEE 350 Personal Leadership Development in Agriculture and Life Sciences (No prerequisite)
  • El 201 Exploring Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurial Thinking (No prerequisite)
  • LPS 205 International Leadership for the Public Sector (DE) (No prerequisite)
  • LPS 302 Diversity and Leadership in the Public Sector (DE) (No prerequisite)
  • MIE 201 Introduction to Business Processes
  • USC 240 Leadership  and Coalition Building in Diverse Communities (Prerequisite: Class Level = Sophomore, Junior, or Senior)
  • NS210 Leadership and Management (No pre-requisite)

Values/Ethics (3 hours):

Choose 1:

  • AEE 323 Leadership Development in Agriculture  and Life Sciences (No prerequisite)
  • AEE 332 Youth Leadership Development (Prerequisite: AEE 323)
  • AEE 350 Personal Leadership Development in Agriculture  and Life Sciences (No prerequisite)
  • EAC 301 Introduction to Leadership Fundamentals (Prerequisite: Class Level = Sophomore, Junior, or Senior)
  • MIE 306 Managing Ethics in Organizations
  • MS 101 Introduction  to Leadership and Values I (Prerequisite: Class Level= Freshman or Sophomore)
  • NS 420 Leadership and Ethics (Prerequisite: Class Level = Senior)
  • PRT/HESM  215 Principles and Practices of Outdoor Leadership  (No prerequisite)
  • SLC 300 Leading with an Ethical Perspective

Leadership (3 hours):

Choose 1:

  • AEE 434 Collaborative Leadership: Building Partnerships Across Community Programs  (AEE 323 encouraged but not required)
  • AEE 460 Organizational Leadership Development in Agriculture and Life Sciences (Prerequisite: AEE 323)
  • AFS 344 Leadership in African American  Communities  (No prerequisite)
  • AS 321 –Air Force Leadership Studies I (Prerequisite: Successful completion of Field Training)
  • AS 322- Air Force Leadership Studies II (Prerequisite: Successful completion of Field Training)
  • COM 466 Nonprofit Leadership & Development (No prerequisite)
  • EMA 110 Introduction to Arts Entrepreneurship (No prerequisite)
  • HESA 229: Scuba Leadership (Prerequisite: HESA 227 or equivalent
  • PRT/HESM 215 Principles and Practices of Outdoor Leadership (No
  • LPS 200: Introduction to Public Leadership (DE) (No prerequisite)
  • MS 201 Intermediate Leadership Theory (No prerequisite)
  • MS 301 Military Leadership and Training Management (Prerequisite:
    ROTC advanced course cadet)
  • PRT 359: Leadership and Supervision in Recreation (Prerequisite: PRT
  • SLC 450 Applied Leadership Skill-Building within an Internship Experience


Students are required to meet with the contact person for the minor to discuss expectations established for the Leadership: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives minor and complete an application form.


Dr. Acker will certify completion of the minor. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.

Contact Person

Dr. Debbie Reno Acker
210 McKimmon Center

SIS Code: 24SLC



SLC 250-001 Critical & Creative Decision Making Models

This course is open to all undergraduate students. It is designed for students who want to learn and to think critically and creatively when making decisions by taking into consideration a variety of decision making models across disciplines. Throughout the course, students will be presented a variety of decision making processes, as well as five models on decision-making across disciplines to consider when addressing different problems. Questions will be asked of students in a way that will foster critical and creative thinking in order to analyze, process, and identify effective ways for approaching a problem or situation. Students will be asked to reflect on how the way the decisions were made may or may not apply to the their majors.

The course is required for the Leadership: Cross Disciplinary Perspectives Minor.

For more information contact:
Dr. Debbie Reno Acker

Leadership Scholarship Winners

Shelton National Leadership Scholarship Winner

Samantha Casey was recently selected as our newest Shelton National Scholar.

Samantha Casey was recently selected as our newest Shelton National Scholar.

Samantha Casey is the daughter of Daniel and Judith Casey. She plans on attending NC State to study biomedical engineering. She has volunteered in the department of radiology at her local hospital to gain relevant insight and experience. Casey plans on also joining the WISE Village (Women in Science and Engineering) and the University Scholars program.

She has also been awarded the prestigious Centennial Scholarship through the College of Textiles. Read More…



Shelton/Caldwell Scholarship Winner

Cristian Del Valle was recently selected as our newest Shelton/Caldwell Scholar.

Cristian Del Valle was recently selected as our newest Shelton/Caldwell Scholar.

Cristian Del Valle is a graduate of Fort Lauderdale High School in Florida. He is a freshman studying chemical engi-neering at NC State. He has taken initiative to become involved with the NC State community by becoming involved in organizations such as the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, “Mi Familia”, and the JUNTOS youth program. Read More…