CAFLS Student Services shines at NAADA

NAADA is dedicated to the professional advancement of the members and in turn the institutions they serve. The organization provides education and support for professionals, volunteers and student leaders who are dedicated to serving land-grant colleges of agricultural sciences and related programs. The network of members includes nearly 50 institutions from across the United States. For more information, please visit

Black Appointed to Board of Directors for National Agricultural Organization

St. Paul, MN (July, 2012) – Katie Black, Coordinator of Student Relations & Recruitment at Clemson University - CAFLS, was appointed to a two-year term on the Board of Directors for the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association (NAADA). Black will serve as the organization’s Student Professional Track Representative, and organize and plan all aspects of the educational sessions at the Annual Conference specific to alumni professionals.

Black’s term of service began on June 20 with that of more than 20 other Board Members from across the United States during NAADA’s 37th Annual Conference hosted by the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY.

Black Appointed to Board of Directors for National Agricultural Organization

Paula Beecher, Professional Achievement Award recipient

The Professional Achievement Award is given to recognize individuals for their significant career activities and accomplishments, leadership activities in professional and community organizations, other awards and recognitions. They also must be employed by a NAADA member institution with responsibilities for agricultural alumni, development or student service programs.

A glimpse of Paula’s assets:

  • Expertise in Student Services and Career Placement for CAFLS including the 
difficult task of serving the diversity of academic disciplines and varying 
audiences to cultivate success for students.
  • Valuable knowledge and skill as a mentor and career development coach.
  • An Excellent Student Organizations Advisor.
  • Paula’s network of contacts, corporate partners and employment organizations is 
extensive and would take years to reestablish with another individual.
  • Key leadership roles in Professional Organizations such as NAADA and college 
employment organizations have contributed to our profession at large. In fact 
Paula has just recently accepted new NAADA Board Student Services duties.
  • Her devoted and exemplary service to our institution, which goes beyond the
immediate goals of serving students, extends to the long-term view of creating lasting relationships.

paula beecher, 2012 NAADA Professional Achievement Award
Paul Beecher, 2012 NAADA Professional Achievement Award recipient with Mary Buschette, NAADA President

paula beecher, 2012 NAADA Professional Achievement Award
Paula with her family (they were all in on the surprise)