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.

Contact us to discuss possible partnership opportunities.

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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Last weekend, 32 students in the Chancellor's Leadership Development Program ventured to Topsail Beach, NC for our fall retreat. We explored personal values, navigating @NCState as first-generation college students, how to give/receive feedback, and did lots of team building! pic.twitter.com/fynzdT1vBy

Today we are highlighting one of our Student Workers: Kassidy DeMaio, a Junior majoring in Political Science and Arabic.Check out our website for more info: sheltonleadership.ncsu.edu pic.twitter.com/K2VHa1rbRL

Last night the Chancellor's Leadership Development Program spent the evening at The Point, sharing a meal and conversation with Chancellor and Mrs. Woodson. The students got to hear their stories about coming from a small/rural town and then going to a large state university. pic.twitter.com/ItABBoidxr

Early bird registration is officially open for the 18th Annual Shelton Leadership Forum. Join us on Friday, November 15, 2019, from 8am-2pm in the McKimmon Center. Learn more about the featured speakers and panelists, and how to register at go.ncsu.edu/sheltonleaders… pic.twitter.com/KtpTUPIMRq

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