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NC State Extension

College Within Reach – Staff

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Dr. Harriett Edwards – Principal Investor (PI)

Harriett Edwards, Ed.D. is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist for Volunteerism in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences at North Carolina State University. Dr. Edwards serves as the 4-H Military Liaison for North Carolina and has worked with the Department of Defense, the National Military Family Association, and private funders to bring more than $1 Million to North Carolina in support of military children and their families.

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Dr. JC Johnson – Co-Principal Investor (PI)

Dr. JC Johnson is the National Director, Project Youth Extension Service (YES!), NC State University. Project YES! is a DoD-funded youth development program focused on working with youth of military families engaged in the deployment process. JC served 25-years in the United States Air Force and retired as a Command Chief Master Sergeant. During this time, Dr. Johnson served in a variety of educational leadership positions in the Professional Military Education career field.

Cam Rutledge

Mr. Cam Rutledge – Program Manager

Mr. Cameron Rutledge is the Mentoring Program Manager for the national Project YES internship program where he works to assist interns in their personal and professional development journey. He is passionate about working with high school and college students in supporting their personal growth.