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Recent Graduate and Athlete, J.J. Weaver Counseling Program

University of Kentucky football player and CLD Graduate, J.J. Weaver is making a difference in the lives of others with his own experience and knowledge gained from CLD curriculum.

Read Article in Courier Journal

Photographs from Commencement on May 3, 2024

A collection of photographs taken during graduation ceremonies on the afternoon of May 3, 2024. This contains CLD, AgEd, and others graduating and attending the event.


Photographs from Academic Showcase - May 2, 2024

We had our CLD 497 poster presentations followed by our Academic Showcase Event on the evening of Thursday, May 2nd, 2024. Lots of photographs are taken and we share them here!


CLD-MS Student Kelly May Published!

Stemming from a final project in CLD 686: Research Design in fall 2021, our CLD-MS student, Kelly May has an article titled: Perceived Financial Literacy and Self-efficacy: Implications for Family & Consumer Science Extension Educators published and found on page 84 of the JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL EXTENSION ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

Link to NEAFCS Journal Article

CLD 560 Community Inequalities visit WV Mining Areas

Students in the interdisciplinary Appalachian Studies / CLD course “Community Inequalities” were immersed in labor history and the ongoing struggle for environmental justice when they visited Mingo County, WV on a class field trip.


CLD Faculty Receives Outstanding Contributor Award from NAEPSDP - November 2023

Dr. Kenneth Jones received the NAEPSDP's highest award during their 2023 Annual Conference


Agricultural Education Program Voted #1 by Peers!

The UK Agricultural Education Program received various awards during the Annual ATA Conclave in Indianapolis, IN including Number One Program Honors!


CLD Associate Professor wins MESA Book Award for 2022

January 11, 2023 - Karen Rignall, an Associate Professor in Community and Leadership Development wins a Nikki Keddie Book Award from the Middle East Studies Assocation


Contact Information

Dr. Wes Harrison, Ph.D.
Department Chair

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