Adolph Warren The Adolph Warren Family Leadership Program is named in memory of Mr. Adolph Warren. Mr. Warren served as a high school agricultural educator in Sampson County, North Carolina, for over 30 years. He was a 1952 graduate of North Carolina State University. “Adolph Warren was the consummate educator,” said Dean Richard Linton of the N.C. State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. “He helped countless young men and women achieve their full potential, be it in agriculture, education, or whatever path they chose.”

 The program is designed to develop students in the areas of personal leadership, organizational leadership and public policy leadership. The students in this program will be known as Warren Leadership and Public Policy Fellows.

Deans Eatman of the inaugural class of fellows represents his peers in saying, “We look forward to having the opportunity to be a part of the continuation of Mr. Warren's legacy of promoting leadership in agriculture in order to ensure the future of sound and effective agricultural policy in North Carolina.”

The program is made possible with a $2 million gift given by Joe and Gail Dunn through the North Carolina Agriculture Foundation, Inc., in NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The Dunn’s wanted to honor the lifetime of service of Gail’s father and NC State alum, Adolph Warren.

“Dad’s passion and love for teaching agriculture followed him well beyond his years in the classroom,” said Gail Dunn. “He loved life and lived it well, regardless of where his daily travels would find him. There weren’t many places he went, in Sampson and surrounding counties, where he wasn’t greeted with big smiles, warm strong handshakes and talk of special memories. His love for people and his gift of leadership were omnipresent. If you were fortunate to have known him, you will remember his inspirational motto, ‘Bo, go do your thing!’ I’m blessed he was my dad!” “Our college is proud to count Adolph Warren as an alumnus, and we are so grateful to the Dunns for allowing us to build on his lagacy by creating a program that will prepare new generations of young people for leadership in North Carolina and beyound," says Dean Richard Linton.