Are you “Gearing Up for Your Chapter’s Membership Campaign”? If so, the National ESP Membership Recruitment and Retention Committee wants to help! We are sponsoring a webinar Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 2-3 ET, 1-2 CT, 12-1 MT & 11-12 PT.
The webinar will offer membership chairpersons and chapter leaders an opportunity to hear ideas and learn from three of our most successful ESP Chapters. Specifically, there will be tips and techniques to help you better prepare for and implement a membership recruitment and retention strategy, including a sample timeline that will help you plan for and stay on track in your membership campaign. This webinar will be especially helpful to new ESP Chapter membership chairs.
The webinar presenters will be Gayle Price, Alpha Ro Chapter Membership Committee Chair, Andrea Nelson, Alpha Mu Chapter & Natasha Lucas, Alpha Kappa Chapter. Each one will share how their chapter has succeeded in attracting and retaining ESP members.
The webinar URL is https://meeting.psu.edu/esp-membership. Using either Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer, you will need to log on as a “guest” and enter your name.
We look forward to your participation in the August 30 webinar, ”Gearing Up for Your Chapter’s Membership Campaign.” For more information contact - firstname.lastname@example.org
Introducing the 2016 Distinguished Ruby Award Winner
Dr. Pennie Crinion, University of Illinois / Alpha Nu Chapter
Following high school graduation, Dr. Pennie Crinion entered Eastern Illinois University and completed a Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a major in home economics and was issued a certification to teach levels K-12. While attending EIU she was elected and served several terms on the Student Senate and managed the Student Senate campus instructor evaluation system.
Dr. Crinion completed a Masters of Education in Home Economics Education degree by commuting to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to attend classes while working as Extension Assistant Adviser, Home Economics in Vermilion County, Illinois. Her coursework focused on child development and educational methodology.
After taking a few non-degree courses while employed on the campus of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Crinion formally enrolled in the doctoral Administration, Higher, and Continuing Education program and completed both on campus and off-campus courses after rejoining Extension. During her degree pursuit, she was selected as the University of Illinois student representative to attend the Seventh Annual Seminar on Higher Education Policy in March of 1985. Following completion of her dissertation evaluation of the effects of merit scholarships on college enrollment decisions, she was awarded her degree in May of 1989.
Announcing the 2016 ESP Award Recipients.
Thanks and congratulations to the nearly 200 members who were nominated for the awards that will be
presented to the national and regional award recipients at the Recognition Banquet that will be held on
Tuesday October, 25, 2016 during the ESP National Conference at Cape May, New Jersey. Again,
congratulations to those that were nominated as well as to those who were chosen for national and
|2016 ESP Regional and National Recognition Awards
|National Award Recipients
|Distinguished Service Ruby Award||Dr. Pennie Crinion – Illinois /Alpha Nu|
|Friend of Extension||Cliff and Judy Bracher, Extension Volunteer/Lay Leader, OR|
|Friend of Extension||Terry England, Elected Official, GA|
|Friend of Extension||Ann Turkos, Extension Volunteer/Lay Leader MD|
|Northeast Region Award Recipients
|Distinguished Service Award||Karol Dyson – Maryland / Tau|
|Continuing Excellence Award||Susan K. Morris – Maryland / Tau|
|Mid Career Award||Robert C. Goodling, Jr - Pennsylvania / Alpha Omicron|
|Early Career Award - Tie||Amanda Marie Wahle – Maryland / Tau|
|Early Career Award - Tie||Michelle F. Brill – New Jersey / Alpha Xi|
|Administrative Leadership Award – Tie||Marilyn Corbin – Pennsylvania / Alpha Omicron|
|Administrative Leadership Award – Tie||Mary Jane Willis – New Jersey / Alpha Xi|
|Visionary Leadership Award||Christopher C. Obropta – New Jersey / Alpha Xi|
|Diversity Multicultural Award – Indiv.||Jeffrey D. Myers – Maryland / Tau|
|Diversity Multicultural Award – Team||Karol Dyson – Maryland / Tau|
|Distinguished Team Award||Meredith Melendez - Preparing for Later Life Farming: Helping Farmers Pan and Develop Estate and Farm Transition Plans – New Jersey / Alpha Xi|
|Southern Region Award Recipients
|Distinguished Service Award||Charles Overstreet – Louisiana / Alpha Alpha|
|Continuing Excellence Award||Diane Sasser – Louisiana / Alpha Alpha|
|Mid Career Award||Lisa Hagman – Kentucky / Alpha Kappa|
|Early Career Award||Karen Franck – Tennessee / Omega|
|International Service Award||Brent Broaddus – Florida / Alpha Delta|
|Administrative Leadership Award||Allen Malone – Texas / Alpha Zeta|
|Visionary Leadership Award||Janet Johnson – Kentucky / Alpha Kappa|
|Diversity Multicultural Award – Indiv.||Rhea Bentley – Georgia / Alpha Beta|
|Diversity Multicultural Award – Team -Tie||Jennifer Abel – 4H, Finance and Nutrition Programs Foster Success for Foreign-born Youth and Adults – Virginia / Alpha Gamma|
|Diversity Multicultural Award – Team - Tie||Nancy Moores- Differently Abled Youth – Florida / Alpha Delta|
|Distinguished Team Award||Crystal Osborne – Owsley County School Health & Wellness Committee – Kentucky / Alpha Kappa|
|North Central Region Award Recipients
|Distinguished Service Award||Trudy Rice – Kansas / Alpha Rho|
|Continuing Excellence Award||Julie A Chapin – Michigan / Alpha Psi|
|Mid Career Award – Tie||Meridith Berry – Missouri / Alpha Tau|
|Mid Career Award – Tie||Patricia Brinkman – Ohio / Alpha Eta|
|Early Career Award||Mark Light – Ohio / Alpha Eta|
|International Service Award||James Hoorman – Ohio / Alpha Eta|
|Administrative Leadership Award||Greg Hadley – Kansas / Alpha Rho|
|Visionary Leadership Award||Jacqueline Kirby Wilkins – Ohio / Alpha Eta|
|Diversity Multicultural Award – Indiv.
||Emily Proctor – Michigan / Alpha Psi|
|Diversity Multicultural Award – Team||Suzanne Mills-Wasniak – “Vacant to Vibrant” Dayton, Ohio Urban Agriculture Project – Ohio / Alpha Eta|
|Distinguished Team Award||Carol Smathers – Water First For Thirst – Ohio / Alpha Eta|
|Western Region Award Recipients
|Distinguished Service Award||Shana Withee – Oregon / Gamma|
|Continuing Excellence Award||Lyla Houglum – Oregon / Gamma|
|Mid Career Award||Justen Smith – Utah / Iota|
|Early Career Award||Melanie Jewkes – Utah / Iota|
|International Service Award||Shana Withee – Oregon / Gamma|
|Administrative Leadership Award||Barbara Brody – Oregon / Gamma|
|Visionary Leadership Award||Jeff Sherman – Oregon / Gamma|
|Diversity Multicultural Award – Indiv.||Jim Ekins – Idaho / Theta|
|Diversity Multicultural Award – Team||Mike Knutz – Healthy Kids Club – Oregon / Gamma|
|Distinguished Team Award||Shanna Northway - Youth Advocates for Health! (YA4-H!) Teens as Teachers Program – Oregon / Gamma|