3:30 p.m., Feb. 24, 2011----Mallory Vogl has joined University of Delaware Cooperative Extension as the new 4-H agent for New Castle County.
Vogl comes to UD Extension from Lake Forest Elementary School, where she taught 5th grade. She is currently a master's degree candidate in elementary education at Wilmington University, where she expects to receive her degree in June. She earned a bachelor's in psychology from Wesley College.
Vogl has been associated with the 4-H youth development program since she was seven, when she joined the 4-H Cloverbuds. She was an active member of the Westville 4-H club, based in Camden, Del., throughout her school years and, while in college, was a counselor at 4-H camps. Her project areas of interest included horses and swine.
“I've always bled green; 4-H has always been an essential part of my life,” says Vogl. “As a 4-H educator I am able to combine my interest in educating children with my passion for 4-H. I can't think of a better mix.”
Vogl's objectives in her new role are to revitalize 4-H's agriculture programming in New Castle County. She also would like to increase the number of clubs and grow the membership base. “There are so many facets to 4-H; our projects encompass so many different interests. I want youth to see that in 4-H there is something for everyone.”
“I am delighted that Mallory Vogl has joined UD Cooperative Extension as our newest 4-H agent,” says Jan Seitz, associate dean and director of UD Cooperative Extension. “Her enthusiasm for 4-H shines through; I know she will be a real asset to our organization.”
Vogl can be reached at the New Castle County Extension office at 302-831-COOP or by email at [firstname.lastname@example.org]. To learn more about Delaware 4-H, call the state 4-H office at 831-2509.
Article by Margo McDonough
Photo by Danielle Quigley