Entrepreneurial Leadership

Shelton-Albright Rural Entrepreneurial Leadership Program

The Shelton Leadership Center partners with rural counties in North Carolina to stem the brain drain of students who leave their home counties for educational and employment opportunities and then never return. The mission of the program supports the strategic priorities of NC State University to enhance and develop economic and educational opportunities in rural North Carolina counties.

The Shelton-Albright Rural Entrepreneurial Leadership Program, funded by a generous gift to the university by Andy and Jane Albright, works with schools and local community businesses to help students identify viable career opportunities that exist in their home counties. The program also helps students identify potential ways they can continue supporting the economic development in their counties even if they choose to live and work elsewhere.

The program is open to rural counties in North Carolina interested in a partnership with the Shelton Leadership Center. Ideally, counties would have some type of existing partnership between school systems and community/business organizations that can be leveraged to support the program.

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Entrepreneurship Goals

ENGAGE students in entrepreneurial thinking and leadership development opportunities.

EXPOSE students to entrepreneurial and leadership career opportunities in their home counties.

CONNECT students with entrepreneurial leaders in their home communities.

ENHANCE AND DEVELOP networking partnerships between educational, corporate, and community agencies to provide experiences for students.

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The @NCStateCMI received funding from @NIGMS to support the development of a new undergrad minor in collaboration with our office @Shelton_Center and @NCStateHonors @NCStateSciences @NCStateEngr & @NCStateVetMed ! Open to all @NCState undergrads. #ThinkandDo @NCStateProvost pic.twitter.com/6q90lrIH3b

We are thrilled to receive supplemental funding from @NIGMS to support the development of a new undergraduate minor in collaboration with @Shelton_Center, @NCStateHonors, @NCStateSciences, @NCStateEngr & @NCStateVetMed! Open to all @NCState Undergrads. #ThinkandDo @NCStateProvost pic.twitter.com/vJLuvY9h1X Retweeted by Shelton Leadership Center

Meet the Shelton Leadership Center summer interns! The next intern to be introduced is Dani Fath, a rising junior majoring in Criminology at NC State. Dani is currently a participant with the NC State Citizens Police Academy. pic.twitter.com/BMcNO0hEet

Today we're re-introducing Jenn Fendrich, the Program Specialist for Outreach Programs. Jenn has been with the center since February and works on programs for campus and community outreach. Learn more about all of the SLC staff, visit sheltonleadership.ncsu.edu/about-us/staff/ pic.twitter.com/tJ9Rhbfv7G

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