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Michael Wilcox
by Michael Wilcox and Elisa Worland For many, just reading the title of this article sets off the tune in your head. Well, assuming that you can find it in your brain, which has become a jumbled mess over the last year for many of us. In the song, Jackson Browne sings: “Gotta do what …
Michael Wilcox
~by Michael Wilcox Assistant Director and Program Leader for Community Development / Purdue Extension Associate Director / North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD) The Future is… I was looking back at my blog post from August 2020 where I was reflecting on my first year as Assistant Director and Program Leader. In it, …
Michael Wilcox
~by Michael Wilcox Assistant Director and Program Leader for Community Development / Purdue Extension Associate Director / North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD) You may have noticed a trend if you have been reading my blog in the Purdue Extension Community Development Newsletter, I spend a lot of time thinking about data and …
Michael Wilcox
~by Michael Wilcox Assistant Director and Program Leader for Community Development / Purdue Extension Associate Director / North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD) Community and Regional Economics Specialist / Dept. of Agricultural Economics / Purdue University Senior Associate / Purdue Center for Regional Development   The end of one year and the beginning …
Michael Wilcox
For the December 2020 edition, we have hijacked Michael’s column to bring you some great news! Dr. Wilcox, Purdue Extension’s Assistant Director and Program Leader for Community Development and Associate Director of the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD), was awarded the Mid-Career Award by Purdue University during our Professional Development Conference (PDC) …
Michael Wilcox
~Michael Wilcox, Assistant Director and Program Leader for Community Development, Purdue Extension Every November, our Purdue Extension Community Development team takes a moment to reflect on what they are thankful for, personally or professionally. I always look forward to reading their reflections. However, this year has been like no other. Period. As such, it makes …
Michael Wilcox
~ by Michael Wilcox, Assistant Director & Program Leader for Community Development, Purdue Extension Summer is over, and fall is finally here. Fall is my favorite season. Crisp air, falling leaves, harvest, and holidays. Time for family and friends. Here on campus, fall is a time for reconnecting, making new friends, and going into learning …
Michael Wilcox
~ by Michael Wilcox, Assistant Director & Program Leader for Community Development, Purdue Extension During the last six months, many individuals, organizations, and institutions have been stretched to their limits in terms of leadership, resources, teamwork, relationship-building, and collaboration. Somewhat similar to our experience during the Great Recession, everyone has had to make decisions on …