University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff alumna Morgan Ely accepted a position with DuPont Pioneer at LeRoy, Illinois, in the Commercial Sales Emerging Leaders Program.

The program is designed to provide participants with the necessary knowledge, experience and skills to fill future leadership positions within DuPont Pioneer. Her annual salary range is $55,000 - $65,000 per year. Ely graduated from UAPB in May 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture business.

The Pine Bluff native registered with the Office of Career Services in her freshman year. She participated in a summer internship with Monsanto as a seed production intern in Windfall, Indiana, during the summer of 2015. In the summer of 2016, Ely was offered a summer internship with DuPont Pioneer as a research intern at Princeton, Indiana. She received outstanding ratings on her work performance which led to a permanent position upon graduation, according to a news release.

DuPont Pioneer is a large U.S. producer of hybrid seeds for agriculture. UAPB students are encouraged to register with the Office of Career Services located in Caldwell Hall, Suite 202.