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2022 ESP National Conference


2022 National and Regional Award Recipients

National Distinguished Service Ruby Award

Dr. Ann Berry / Tennessee - Omega (Southern)

Friends of Extension

Business/Organization

Dordt University / Iowa (NC)

Business/Organization

Kansas Leadership Center / Kansas (NC)

Business/Organization

Korey and Wendy Fauque / Montana (West)

Professional/Business Leader

Bill Brim / Georgia (South)


North Central Region

Distinguished Service Award

Paul Roback / Wisconsin – Alpha Sigma

Continued Excellence Award

Trudy Rice / Kansas – Alpha Rho

Mid-Career Service Award

Mary Ann Schilling / Wisconsin – Alpha Sigma

Early Career Service Award

Nancy Daniels / Kansas – Alpha Rho

Administrative Leadership Award

Matthew Hanson / Wisconsin – Alpha Sigma

Visionary Leadership Award

Mike Maddox / Wisconsin – Alpha Sigma

Diversity Multicultural Individual

Lupita Fabregas Janeiro / Missouri – Alpha Tau

Diversity Multicultural Team – Nebraska Extension Latino Horticulture Outreach Program

David Lott / Nebraska – Alpha Upsilon

ESP Team Members:

  • David Lott, Extension Educator, Horticulture

Non ESP Team Members:

  • Sandra Barrera Fuentes, Extension Education, Rural Prosperity Nebraska

Distinguished Team – Building an Inclusive Culture in the Workplace

Amy Patillo / Missouri – Alpha Tau

ESP Team Members:

  • Dr. Amy Patillo, Field Specialist in Labor and Workforce Development
  • Matt Pezold, Field Specialist in Labor and Workforce Development
  • Dr. Doug Swanson, Field Specialist in Labor and Workforce Development

Non ESP Team Members:

  • Dr. Mark White, Associate Extension Professor, State Specialist in Labor and Workforce Development
  • Robert Russell, Assistant Professor, Director Labor and Workforce Development


Northeast Region

Continued Excellence

Karol Westelinck Dyson / Maryland – Tau

Distinguished Service

Brenda McDonald Pruett / West Virginia – Phi

Early-Career Service

Dorothy Nuckols / Maryland – Tau

Mid-Career Service

Jodi Smith / West Virginia – Phi

Diversity Multicultural Individual

Sarah Gregory / Pennsylvania – Alpha Omicron

Diversity Multicultural Team – Northeast LGBTQ+ Virtual Symposium

Dr. Jeff Howard / Maryland – Tau

ESP Team Members:

  • Dr. Jeff Howard – Assistant Director and Unit Head- Program and Organizational Development –Maryland (Extension Administration)   
  • Dr. Alex Chan - Mental & Behavioral Health Specialist–Maryland (FCS)
  • Brad Paleg – Education Technologist -Maryland (IET)
  • Melissa Schroeder – Sr. Issue Leader, Cornell Cooperative Extension Schuyler County and NYS 4-H - New York (4-H)
  • Dr. Teresa McCoy – Director, Learning and Organizational Development – Ohio (Extension Administration)
  • Kristen Landau – 4-H State Teen Leadership Program Manager -New Hampshire (4-H)
  • Alisha Targonski –University of Maine Extension 4-H Professional, Kennebec County -Maine (4-H)
  • Liz Kenton – 4-H Youth Agriculture Project Coordinator- Vermont (4-H)
  • Matt Scarfo - Multimedia Specialist Senior - West Virginia University Extension                                    

Distinguished Team – Smart Choice/Smart Use Health Insurance™ Program

Lisa McCoy / Maryland – Tau

ESP Team Members:

  • Lisa McCoy, FCS educator, UME
  • Jesse Ketterman, FCS educator, UME
  • Maria Pippidas, FCS educator, Delaware Cooperative Extension
  • Dorothy Nuckols, FCS educator, UME
  • Carrie Sorenson, FCS educator, UME
  • Ali Hurtado, Extension specialist, UME
  • Chenzi Wang, Coordinator for Program Development and Evaluation, UMD
  • Michael Bievenour, FCS educator, UME
  • Alex Chan, FCS educator, UME

Non ESP Team Members:

  • Bonnie Braun, Professor Emerita, UMD School of Public Health
  • Lynn Little, Senior Agent Emerita, UME


Southern Region

Distinguished Service Award

Sandra “Sam” Fisher / Virginia – Alpha Gamma

Continued Excellence Award

Michele Atkins / Tennessee - Omega

Mid-Career Service Award

Jennifer Thompson / Virginia – Alpha Gamma

Early Career Service Award – TIE

Alyssa Bowers / Florida – Alpha Delta

Early Career Service Award – TIE

Valerie Turner / Arkansas – Alpha Iota 

Administrative Leadership Award

Jeffery Young / Kentucky – Alpha Kappa

Visionary Leadership Award

Roxie Price / Georgia – Alpha Beta

Diversity Multicultural Individual

Henry Mayer / Florida – Alpha Delta

Diversity Multicultural Team – Alabama Beginning Farmer Program (AL-BFRD)

Dr. Ayanava Majumdar / Alabama – Alpha Pi

ESP Team Members:

  • Ayanava Majumdar (Project Leader/Author)
  • Ann Chambliss (Senior Program Assistant, AL-BFRD)
Non ESP Team Members:
  • Harli Willis (Junior Program Assistant)
  • Libby Neal (Undergraduate Student Assistant)

Distinguished Team – Victory2020 Garden Community

Erin Harlow / Florida – Alpha Delta

ESP Team Members:

  • Erin Harlow, Residential and Commercial Horticulture Agent
  • Heather Janney, County Extension Director/4-H Youth Development Agent
  • Halie Corbitt, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent
  • Tiare Silvasy, Residential Horticulture and Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent
  • Chandler Mulvaney, 4-H Youth Development Agent
  • Emma Cannon, 4-H Youth Development Agent
  • Maxine Hunter, Residential Horticulture Agent
  • LuAnn Duncan, Family and Consumer Science/Food Systems Agent
  • Amanda Marek, Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent
  • Mark Bailey, Sustainable Agriculture/Food Systems Agent
  • Wendy Wilber, State Specialized Agent, Florida Master Gardener Volunteer State Coordinator
  • Geralyn Sachs, Regional Specialized 4-H Youth Development Agent


                        Western Region

                        Distinguished Service Award

                        Joey Peutz / Idaho – Theta

                        Continued Excellence Award

                        Justen Smith / Utah – Iota

                        Mid-Career Service Award

                        Shannon Cromwell / Utah - Iota

                        Early Career Service Award

                        Charissa Jones / Oregon - Gamma

                        Administrative Leadership Award – TIE  

                        Dr. Stacey S. MacArthur / Utah - Iota

                        Administrative Leadership Award – TIE

                        Tracy Mosley / Montana - Alpha

                        Visionary Leadership Award

                        Amanda H. Christensen, AFC / Utah - Iota

                        Diversity Multicultural Individual

                        Lisa Auer / Colorado - Zeta

                        Diversity Multicultural Team – Oregon State University Extension Service Outdoor School Program

                        Kristopher Elliott / Oregon - Gamma

                        ESP Team Members:

                          • Kristopher Elliott, Program Director
                          • Rita Bauer, Program Assistant
                          • Priscilla Johnson, Grants and Contracts Coordinator
                          • Spirit Brooks, Research and Evaluation Coordinator
                          • Charissa Jones, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator
                          • Kristi Backe, Curriculum and Professional Development Coordinator
                          • Amy Hoffman, Southern Region Coordinator
                          • Benno Lyon, Northern Region Coordinator
                          • Sarah Cuddy, Eastern Region Coordinator

                         

                        Distinguished Team – Mental Health Literacy and Awareness for Rural Agriculture Youth Organizations – TIE

                        Callie Ward / Utah – Iota

                        ESP Team Members:

                          • Callie Ward- Director and Extension Assistant Professor | Garfield County | Home and Community
                          • Joshua Dallin - Director and Extension Assistant Professor | Bastian Agricultural Center
                          • Jacob Hadfield- Extension Assistant Professor | Cache County | Agriculture and Natural Resources
                          • Paige Wray - Extension Assistant Professor | San Juan County | Home and Community
                          • Tasha Howard- Extension Assistant Professor | Juab County | Home and Community

                        Distinguished Team – MontGuide Mondays – TIE

                        Marsha Goetting / Montana – Alpha

                        ESP Team Members:

                          • Mat Walter, MSU Extension Agent, Lewis and Clark County
                          • Katelyn Andersen, Former MSU Family Consumer Sciences Agent, Ravalli County
                          • Tara Andrews, Former MSU Family Consumer Sciences Agent, Custer County
                          • Holly Miner, Former MSU Family Consumer Science/4-H Extension Agent, Big Horn County
                          • Kimberly Richardson, MSU Extension Agriculture, Horticulture, and Natural Resources Agent, Ravalli County
                          • Jane Wolery, MSU Extension Family Consumer Sciences/4-H Agent, Teton County
                          • Marsha Goetting, MSU Extension Family Economics Specialist

                        Non ESP Team Members:

                          • Keri Hayes, MSU Publications Assistant
                          • Kelda Page, MSU Extension Powder River County, Administrative Support
                          • Becky Kujava, MSU Extension Pondera County, Administrative Assistant



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