Many 4-H members graduate from high school and continue their education at a community college, 4 year university or college or vocational/trade school. These former 4-H members have many outstanding leadership skills and knowledge of various projects that can be shared with others. Collegiate 4-H provides an open and dynamic student organization involving active outreach to young people and their communities. The chapter at Mississippi State University also provides the opportunities for the 4-H members to renew friendships they have made throughout the state and meet new friends at MSU.
What does Collegiate 4-H offer to students?
Collegiate 4-H members conduct youth leadership, service learning, and individual and group development. In turn, students enhance their personal development through community service and participation in social events.
Collegiate 4-H Values
We believe_ Collegiate 4-H provides active leadership within the community, state, region, and nation.
We believe_ Cooperation is essential to the exchange of ideas and the opportunity for growth.
We believe_ Collegiate 4-H benefits the 4-H organization, communities, and the people in those communities.
We believe_ Collegiate 4-H promotes community service through active participation of its members and audiences reached.
We believe_ Collegiate 4-H experiences enhance skills for life-long learning.
How can I join Collegiate 4-H?
You can join Collegiate 4-H at Mississippi State University by contacting the State 4-H Department:
State 4-H Department
Mississippi State, MS 39762
MISSISSIPPI STATE – Two groups known for their dedication to others met recently to talk about healthy living and community service.
Students from the Mississippi State University G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Center for American Veterans joined the Controllers Generation II 4-H Club in Oktibbeha County for a tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces and a celebration of healthy living.
By Kaitlyn Byrne
MSU Office of Ag Communications
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Mississippi State University graduate student Stedmond Ware has lived out the 4-H motto, “To make the best better,” from high school all the way to graduate school.
Ware said he joined 4-H during his freshman year of high school and won a variety of awards in photography contests and art exhibitions, but his most meaningful experiences involved his service with 4-H P.R.I.D.E., a group geared toward teaching youth about interpersonal relationships, diversity and teamwork.
MISSISSIPPI STATE – "Next to my family and my faith, 4-H has had the biggest influence on my life," said Camille Scales Young, national president of the Mississippi State University Alumni Association representing more than 125,000 alumni worldwide.
As a third generation 4-H’er, Young was a member of the Countyline 4-H Club in Lee County. Her projects included nutrition, public speaking and clothing selection/construction.
MISSISSIPPI STATE – When Paula Threadgill became leader of Family and Consumer Sciences for the Mississippi State University Extension Service, she decided to tackle the state’s obesity problem.
Threadgill was named state leader of the Extension Service arm of Family and Consumer Sciences, or FCS, on Jan. 1. She had been filling the role on an interim basis since April 2010. She is also an Extension professor.
By Patti Drapala
MSU Ag Communications
MISSISSIPPI STATE – A group of Mississippi State University students has spent two years breathing life into the inactive chapter of Collegiate 4-H on campus, and for those doing the hard work, recognition from the National Collegiate 4-H organization feels great.