2013 Award Winners Announced
Thanks to the Chapters that took the time to review the excellent applications that we received this year and to cast your vote to select the following outstanding Exttension Professionals that will be honored at the ESP National Conference which will be held at Galaxy IV in Pittsburgh September 16-20, 2013.
Congratulations to all who were selected and to all of those who were nominated for awards at the chapter level a especially to the nearly 200 awards that were submitted for national and regional consideration.
ESP National Board Provides Support to Members at Galaxy
This year's National Conference will be held as a part of the Galaxy Conference which will be held September 16-20, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We had nearly 90 submissions made as ESP members and as a result we will have 30 of our members making presentations. In addition we will have several others presenting in the poster sessions at Galaxy.
2013 Scholarship Recipients Announced
The winners of Scholarships have been announced recently. Epsilon Sigma Phi has always had providing professional development opportunities for it's members as a high priority. The ESP Development Fund was established to provide a funding source so that ESP would be able to fund scholarships for members to obtain professional development.
The following members have been awarded scholarships to attend professional development conferences, workshops or seminars.
|PILD||Rusty Collins||Colorado / Zeta|
|PILD||Forrest Connelly||Georgia / Alpha Beta|
|PILD||Margie Hudson||Tennessee / Omega|
|PILD||Daniel Culbert||Forida / Alpha Delta|
|PILD||Margo Herman||Minnesota / Pi|
|PILD||Rene Myers||Arkansas / Alpha Iota|
|PILD||Kathy Bruynis||Ohio / Alpha Eta|
|McKinney||Gae Broadwater||Kentucky / Alpha Kappa|
|Mini Grant||Barbara O'Neill||New Jersey / Alpha Xi|
|Angus PD||Donna Green||Ohio / Alpha Eta|
|Angus PD||Elaine Courtney||Florida / Alpha Delta|
|Angus PD||Nav Ghimire||Wisconsin Alpha / Sigma|
|Angus PD||Stephen Beck||Oklahoma / Omicron|
With the approval of the National Board 3 additional PILD Scholarships were awarded since there were so many excellent applications entered this year.
The Scholarship, Grants and Recognition Committee reccommended moving funds from the Mini-Grants to provide the funds for the additional PILD applications.
The committee would like to encourage members to participate in the scholarship and grants program, but they would like to remind applicants to follow the procedures and guidelines in the application instructions.
Mini-Grants are intended to be used to develop model education / professional development programs for use across the membership within the chapter and to create programs that can be adapted across state lines.
Gearing Up to Recruit Volunteers for Galaxy IV
Like all National Extension meetings, volunteers will be needed to make the event run smoothly. Plans are under way by many of the subcommittees defining where volunteers will be needed for Galaxy IV. We ask that you consider volunteering to assist in some aspect of the Galaxy Meeting to be held September 16-20, 2013 in Pittsburgh, PA. Sign-up for volunteer duties will be available from the Galaxy IV website when it goes up next Spring and/or during Galaxy IV registration. Stay tuned and say "yes" when asked to volunteer. Thank you! Galaxy IV Volunteer SubCommittee