Tarleton’s Waddell to speak at Purdue’s Book Harmon Leadership Forum


Monday, February 24, 2020

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State University associate professor Jolena Waddell has been named faculty fellow for the 2020 Book Harmon Leadership Forum March 2 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.

Associate dean in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Dr. Waddell has served as an associate professor in animal science and veterinary technology at Tarleton since 2014 and was previously an assistant professor in animal sciences at Purdue, where she earned a Ph.D. in molecular genetics and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in muscle stem cell biology.

The Book Harmon Leadership Program was founded in 2005 to promote leadership for Purdue students studying animal sciences.

The major focus of the program is on the leadership forum, where distinguished animal sciences professionals speak to students and present on their fields and specific leadership topics. The forum occurs once a semester and involves a presentation and several meet-and-greet opportunities.

Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven education marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. It offers degree programs to more than 13,000 students at Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and online, emphasizing real-world learning experiences that address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, excellence, leadership and service.

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A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.