2014 ESP Recognition Awards Are Announced.

The chapters have recently completed the voting for the regional and national recognition awards that will be given at the 2014 ESP National Conference that will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 8, 2014 at the annual Recognition/Awards Reception. This year there were 175 applications submitted by and for members using the online system, which represents 8% of the total annual membership. There are 36 members that will receive recognition as regional winners at the conference. There were 30 of our 39 active chapters that cast votes on behalf of their members and those members in their regions as well as the national award nominees.

Distinguished Service Ruby

Renee McKee, Indiana / Alpha Lambda Chapter

   

Northeast Region

 

Distinguished Service

Cassandra S. Corridon, Maryland / Tau

Mid Career Service

Nicholas Polanin, New Jersey / Alpha Xi Chapter

Early Career Service

Brian J. Schilling, New Jersey / Alpha Xi Chapter

International Service

Charles Frederick Schuster, Maryland / Tau

Administrative Leadership

Nicholas Polanin, New Jersey / Alpha Xi Chapter

Visionary Leadership

Barbara O' Neill, New Jersey / Alpha Xi Chapter

Diversity Multi-Cultural - Individual

Michele Bakacs, New Jersey / Alpha Xi Chapter

   

Southern Region

 

Distinguished Service

Mary A. Keith, Florida / Alpha Delta Chapter

Mid Career Service

Sarah G. Fannin, Kentucky / Alpha Kappa Chapter

Early Career Service

Christopher Sneed, Tennessee / Omega Chapter

Continued Excellence

Michael E. Heimer, Texas / Alpha Zeta Chapter

International Service

Adrian Hunsberger, Florida / Alpha Delta Chapter

Administrative Leadership

Spring Williams-Byrd, North Carolina / Xi Chapter

Visionary Leadership

Lucy Bradley, North Carolina / Xi Chapter

Distinguished Team Award

“The Third Thursday Thing at Kentucky State University,” Louie Rivers Jr. Kentucky / Alpha Kappa Chapter

Diversity Multi-Cultural - Individual

(Betsy) Mary E. Crisp, Florida / Alpha Delta Chapter

Diversity Multi-Cultural –Team

“Urban Ag: From the Farm to the City,” Sonja Stueart-Davis, Texas / Alpha Zeta Chapter

   

North Central Region

 

Distinguished Service

Vera L. Massey, Missouri / Alpha Tau Chapter

Mid Career Service

Kelly K. Kunkel, Minnesota / Pi Chapter

Early Career Service

Chelsey Byers, Illinois / Alpha Nu Chapter

Continued Excellence

Roger A. Sherer, Indiana / Alpha Lambda Chapter

International Service

Julie Middleton, Missouri / Alpha Tau Chapter

Administrative Leadership

Deanna East, Michigan / Alpha Psi Chapter

Visionary Leadership

Barbara Stone, Kansas / Alpha Rho Chapter

Distinguished Team Award

“Live Healthy Live Well,” Lisa Barlage, Ohio / Alpha Eta Chapter

Diversity Multi-Cultural - Individual

Elizabeth Brunscheen-Cartagena, Kansas / Alpha Rho Chapter

Diversity Multi-Cultural -Team

“Reaching Underserved Hispanic Audience through Extension Program Collaboration,” Paul Roback, Wisconsin / Alpha Sigma Chapter

   

Western Region

 

Distinguished Service

Bill Taylor, Wyoming / Eta Chapter

Mid Career Service

Vanessa Tranel, Colorado / Zeta Chapter

Early Career Service

Mark J. Platten, Colorado / Zeta Chapter

Continued Excellence

Jeffrey E Tranel, Colorado / Zeta Chapter

Administrative Leadership

JoAnn Powell, Colorado / Zeta Chapter

Visionary Leadership

Barbara Fahey, Colorado / Zeta Chapter

Distinguished Team Award

“OSU Food Preservation,” Nancy Kershaw, Oregon / Gamma Chapter

Diversity Multi-Cultural -Team

“Colorado 4-H Military Partnerships,” Shauna Woods & Vanessa Tranel, Colorado / Zeta Chapter