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The Memorial Belltower and the American flag on a cloudless day

Apr 26, 2021

Acker Named Interim Director of the Shelton Leadership Center

Debbie Acker, senior associate director for operations and academic programs at the Shelton Leadership Center (SLC), has been named the center’s interim director, effective May 1. She will replace Barbara Mulkey, who is retiring. Acker has served in her current position since March 2019 and has been part of the center and its programs since its inception in 2003. In her role, she is responsible for managing SLC operations for all budgets and providing supervision over program areas. She assists the director with oversight of the SLC’s board of advisors, fund development and special projects related to grants and contracts. 

Tommy Hibbs

Apr 19, 2021

Shelton Leadership Center Welcomes Tommy Hibbs

Tommy Hibbs recently joined the Shelton Leadership Center as the graduate assistant for pre-college programs. Hibbs is a master’s student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and previously taught high school English in eastern North Carolina. 

Closeup of the Memorial Belltower on a cloudless day

Apr 12, 2021

Director of the Shelton Leadership Center to Retire

Barbara Mulkey has announced that she will retire effective May 1 after five years of helping fulfill the Shelton Leadership Center’s mission to develop the next generation of values-based leaders. She also has overseen personalized educational and hands-on outreach programs for professionals, college students and pre-college students. A College of Engineering alumna, Mulkey has served in a variety of university volunteer leadership positions, too. 

General Shelton speaks in front of Leadership Forum banner

Aug 4, 2020

Annual Shelton Leadership Forum Coming Up on Oct. 1

The Shelton Leadership Forum, heading into its 19th year, involves participants from all over North Carolina and surrounding states in a day focused on practical lessons in values-based leadership. This year's theme is Leadership Challenges: The Complexity of Leading Organizations with a Global Mindset. Scheduled keynote speakers include Chuck Robbins, Carla Harris and Anders Sorman-Nilsson. 

General Shelton speaks in front of Leadership Forum banner

Nov 12, 2019

Shelton Forum to Focus on Ethical Leadership During Difficult Times

Three prominent leaders -- Jim Kouzes, Jim Whitehnurst and Natalie Nixon -- will serve as featured speakers at NC State’s Shelton Leadership Forum this Friday, Nov. 15, at the McKimmon Center. The one-day forum, celebrating its 18th anniversary, also will feature a panel session of small business leaders focusing on highly successful NC State alumni who demonstrate the “think and do” mentality. 

Toinette Powers in Spain

Nov 5, 2019

Busy Turning Dreams into Reality

From Europe to Mexico, and plenty of places in between, College of Humanities and Social Sciences student Toinette Powers is taking advantage of opportunities to lay the foundation for a wide-ranging future. 

Oct 29, 2019

Shelton Speaker Series Continues with Owens

The inaugural Shelton Speaker Series, open to the campus community, focuses on how seven NC State alumni have used their university experiences to become leaders in unexpected careers. The next session on Nov. 11 will feature Dr. Jim Owens, a three-time alumnus and former chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc., as well as former chair of NC State's Board of Trustees. 

General Shelton speaks in front of Leadership Forum banner

Oct 8, 2019

Registration Open for This Year’s Shelton Leadership Forum

The forum, a nationally recognized event heading into its 18th successful year, welcomes participants from all over North Carolina and from surrounding states for a day focused on practical lessons in values-based leadership. Networking opportunities are plentiful with an audience of corporate and emerging leaders. This year's keynote speakers include Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of Red Hat; Natalie Nixon, president of Figure 8 Thinking; and Jim Kouzes, author of the bestseller The Leadership Challenge. 

students pose in Prague

Jul 30, 2019

NC State Launches Minor in Global Leadership and Team Decision Making

The minor open to all NC State undergraduates features 12 hours earned abroad during a spring semester program taking place in three European countries and co-taught by an interdisciplinary faculty team from the university and its partner institutions. Debbie Acker, senior associate director for operations and academic programs for the Shelton Leadership Center, led development and partnership-building for the unique minor; philanthropy enables more students to participate. 

Nov 9, 2018

Video: Shelton Leadership Center Provides Extraordinary Opportunities

In a new video, students share how the Shelton Leadership Center and Chancellor's Leadership Development Program has enriched their time at NC State. With the support of NC State alumnus Gen. Henry Hugh Shelton, USA (R) and other donors, the center inspires, educates and develops values-based leaders committed to personal integrity, professional ethics and selfless service.