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Virginia's First Lady, Dorothy McAuliffe, addressed the importance of youth involvement in the agriculture industry and food safety and security as guest speaker of the 2017 Governor's School closing ceremony.

Alumni Awards 2017 Distinguished Alumnus ALCE

Carlton Everhart

General Carlton Everhart, commander of air mobility command at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, received the ALCE distinguished alumni award.  Read more.

Alumni Awards 2017 - Jamie Lucero and Elizabeth Galbreath


Recent ALCE graduate Elizabeth Galbreath recognized as an outstanding member of the CALS Ambassador program.  Read more.