Need to Understand the Recognition and Scholarship Programs Better ?

The Scholarship, Grants and Recognition Committee Sponsored a Webinar on November 13th to explain the Recognition and Scholarships that are available to ESP Members.

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Meet Dr. Karen BrunsBruns 2015

Epsilon Sigma Phi's
2015 Ruby Award Recipient

Dr. Bruns spent her 33 year career working in Ohio State University Extension, starting as a county family and consumer sciences Extension educator and culminating her career as Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences and leader, OSU CARES.   In the Assistant Director role, which she held from 2011 to April 2015, she provided leadership to a program of over 200 faculty/staff who focus on Healthy People, Healthy Finances and Healthy Relationships.

Since 1996 she also gave lead to developing and implementing Ohio’s OSU CARES initiative. This Extension led initiative serves to catalyze interdisciplinary teams that partner OSU Extension with colleges across Ohio State University to expand the outreach and engagement of the university with Ohioans.

Read more: 2015 Ruby Award Winner

2015 ESP Award Recipients

The ballots are and and the votes have been counted, but first a few statistics.  There were 135 of
your fellow
members who were considered for recognition for outstanding Extension work and for
leadership abilities.  The regional participation breakdown is as follows:
Northeast Region: Recognition nominees submitted - 13, Chapters voting on the applicants 6 of 7
uthern Region: Recognition nominees submitted - 44, Chapters voting on the applicants 11 of 13
North Central Region: Recognition nominees submitted - 52, Chapters voting on the applicants -9 of 11
Western Region: Recognition nominees submitted - 27, Chapters voting on the applicants -  6 of 9.

2015 Recognition Award Recipients



Submissions by Recognition Category

Recognition Northeast South North Central West
Ruby 0 0 3 1
Distinguished Service Award 3 6 8 4
Continued Excellence Service 1 3 4 1
Mid Career Service 2 8 6 4
Early Career Service 2 7 6 3
International Service 1 3 5 2
Administrative Leadership 0 3 4 3
Visionary Leadership 1 4 4 3
Diversity MultiCultural - Ind 1 1 4 2
Diversity MultiCultural - Team 0 2 3 1
Distinguished Team 2 7 5 2



ESP Calendar


ESP YouTube Videos

McNealy Elevator
McNealy Elevator

2015 - Elevator Speech - Izette McNealy - Alabama Alpha PI Chapter

McKinnon Elevator
McKinnon Elevator

2015 - Elevator Speech - First Place - Sandra McKinnon - Iowa, Alpha Mu Chapter

Collins Elevator
Collins Elevator

2015 - Elevator Speech - Rusty Collins - Colorado, Zeta Chapter

Blevins Elevator
Blevins Elevator

2015 - Elevator Speech - Second Place - Mark Blevins - North Carolina Xi Chapter

Smathers Elevator
Smathers Elevator

2015 - Elevator Speech - Third Place - Carol Smathers - Ohio Alpha Eta Chapter

ESP2015 Kay Sagmiller
ESP2015 Kay Sagmiller

Dr. Kay Sagmiller, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Oregon State University, Keynote Speaker at the 2015 ESP National Conference, Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, October 2015

ESP2015 Karen Bruns
ESP2015 Karen Bruns

Dr. Karen Bruns - ESP's Ruby Award Winner for 2015 gives the Ruby Lecture at the 2015 ESP National Conference. Dr. Bruns has worked at The Ohio State University Extension for 33 years.

ESP 2015 - Vision 2020 Panel Discussion
ESP 2015 - Vision 2020 Panel Discussion

"Vision 2020: Tomorrow's Extension" a panel discussion of Extension Administrators from all levels of the system discuss what they see as the future of Extension in the popular Dialogue with the Administrators session at the 2015 ESP Conference.

ESP2015 Waded Cruzado
ESP2015 Waded Cruzado

Dr. Waded Cruzado, President, Montana State University, Keynote Speaker at the 2015 ESP National Conference, Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, October 2015. Dr. Cruzado's presentation was entitled, "Who Needs Extension Anyway?"

ESP2015 Larry Roper
ESP2015 Larry Roper

Dr. Larry Roper, Professor School of Language, Culture and Society, Oregon State University, Keynote Speaker at the 2015 ESP National Conference, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, October 2015. Dr. Roper's presentation was entitled, "Leadership and You...A Priceless Combination."