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NC State Extension

Shannon B. McCollum, Ed.D

Shannon McCollumExtension Associate, Youth & Adult Leadership and Training Specialist

Areas of Responsibility

4-H Leadership Development

  • Provide overall leadership to the 4-H Teen Leadership Development Program
  • Provide leadership to the Youth Leadership Program including:
    • Teens Reaching Youth through Innovative Teams programs
    • NC 4-H Ambassador Program.
  • Serve as a member of the program area committees for 4-H.
  • Provide leadership for the International Program experience for 4-H’ers, Agents & Volunteers and Partners.

4-H Awards Program

  • Provide faculty leadership and direction for the North Carolina 4-H Awards and Incentives Program Team.
  • Provide leadership and direction for the following awards programs:  Honor Club, Scholarships, Project Record, Portfolios, Group Awards, and Presentations
  • Network with NC 4-H Development Fund staff, subject matter specialist and 4-H associate to support funding needs of competitive awards programs in the 4-H system.

4-H Club Program

  • Provide leadership to the 4-H Club Program.
  • Conduct training on all areas of the 4-H Club program including, organizational design & fiscal accountability.

Staff Development

  • Provide leadership for training in the areas of 4-H Awards and Incentives, 4-H Clubs, International 4-H Programs, TRY-IT, Ambassadors and others related to overall job duties.


  • Provide leadership for the 4-H Crafts, Photography, and Entomology competitions
  • Provide leadership for staffing the 4-H Area in the Educational Building with   4-H volunteers, youth, alumni, and staff.
  • Provide leadership to seven (7) educational exhibits representing the NC 4-H program in all 5 extension districts, one overall 4-H exhibit and one camping exhibit.
  • Provide leadership for the 4-H HayBale decorating contest.

Program Team Duties

  • Serve as Departmental Liaison to the NC 4-H Honor Club and North Carolina 4-H Program Assistants & Technicians Association.
  • Member of the Health Rocks! Team
  • 4-H advisor to the 4-H Juntos Club Program


  • Ed.D in Agricultural and Extension Education, North Carolina State University, August 2014
    • Dissertation Topic:  Youth Life Skill Development for 21st Century Workforce Preparedness
  • MS in Agricultural and Extension Education, North Carolina State University May, 1999
  • BS, Child Development and Family Relations, Concentrations in Special Education and Clothing and Textiles, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 1990