Last week, Michelle Rodgers, the associate dean and director of Extension for the University of Delaware, nominated Patrick Cudney and me for the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) awareness. Before working with the University of Delaware, Michelle spent five years as associate director with us at Michigan State University Extension.
For those of you who don’t know, the Ice Bucket Challenge is an opportunity for individuals to raise money and awareness for ALS. The challenge is to dump an entire bucket of ice water on your head, nominate two to three additional individuals to do the same and then post the video on social media sites. The challenge was a great opportunity for us to get involved, and bring more awareness to the disease. We were excited to not only “take the plunge” in icy water but also make our contributions to this worthy organization.
I challenged Tom Coon, vice president, dean and director at Oklahoma State University (and previous director of MSU Extension), and Doug Buhler, director of MSU AgBioResearch, to take on the challenge next. Patrick challenged Ray Hammerschmidt, interim associate director of MSU Extension, and George Smith, associate director of MSU AgBioResearch. I am excited to see the future challenges!
Take a look at our Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS here: