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Alumni Spotlight: Chuck Paulsen



Chuck Paulsen is our June Alum of the Month. Paulsen is an Agricultural and Commercial Loan Officer at Bank Iowa in Cedar Falls. He is a trustee for the Iowa 4-H Foundation and is actively involved with the marketing committee. He is an avid Black Hawk County 4-H mentor and volunteer. Paulsen spent fifteen years on the Black Hawk County Fair board and served as Superintendent of livestock judging contests. He was a nine-year member of the Cedar Falls Hustler 4-H Club and served on the Black Hawk County 4-H Council during his youth years. The projects and activities that Paulsen was involved in while in 4-H included sheep, horses, beef, home improvement, gardening, sewing, fashion review, horticulture, and county council.

“4-H has shaped most of my adult life. From my choice of Animal Science as a college major to being very actively involved as an adult volunteer. In some way, I can confidently say it somehow affects most all aspects of my life. You don’t realize as a youth how impactful 4-H’s motto of “Learning by Doing” will be as you journey through life.”

Some of Paulsen’s favorite 4-H memories are carrying the flag during county parade on his horse, making lifetime friends, giving club presentations, and being one of two boys in the fashion review. As an adult leader he fondly remembers taking multiple teams and individuals to top place finishes at many livestock judging contests including state.

Paulsen considers his most recent accomplishments involving 4-H to include being asked to be a trustee for the Iowa 4-H Foundation and completing his training to be a county archery instructor along with his wife. He looks forward to creating many new memories with his son who is currently in 4-H. 





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