Epsilon Sigma Phi
The Extension Professionals' Organization

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Continued Excellence Recognition Award
(Chapter & National by Region)

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Continued Excellence Recognition (Chapter)

Gives recognition to an experienced Extension professional with more than twenty years of experience who has exhibited continued leadership, initiative, and excellence in Extension program planning, delivery, evaluation in program or administration, on a state, regional and/or national level in the years after receiving the state Distinguished Service recognition. Data supporting measurable impacts of the candidate's work in meeting the needs of clientele will strengthen the nomination.

  • An Extension professional will become eligible for this recognition after five years of receiving the Chapter Distinguished Service recognition.
  • National guidelines allow each ESP chapter to present one such recognition for each 150 members (Active +Life) or fraction thereof, to ESP members whose dues are paid for the previous year and the current year (by February 1).
  • Each chapter develops specific criteria for nomination process and recognition requirements.
  • An editable/ printable Chapter Recognition Certificate (download from Chapter Resources) can be prepared and signed by chapter leadership. ESP certificate seals are available for purchase from the ESP Store.

Continued Excellence Recognition (National by Region)

Designed to recognize an experienced Extension professional with more than twenty years of experience who has exhibited continued leadership, initiative, and excellence in Extension program planning, delivery, evaluation in program or administration, on a state, regional or national level five years after receiving the chapter Distinguished Service recognition. Data supporting measurable impacts of the candidate's work in meeting needs of clientele will strengthen the nomination.

  • One nominee per chapter per year.
  • Nominees must complete an online Continued Excellence Recognition Application and must be included on the Chapters National Recognition Nomination Form. Both must be submitted by March 1.
  • Nominee must be a current or previous chapter recipient.
  • The year the applicant received the chapter Distinguished Service recognition should be provided in the text of the nomination application.
  • One recognition per region per year to ESP members whose dues are paid for the previous year and the current year (by February 1).
  • Chapters cast a single vote for the nominees from their region, votes will be weighted based on the number of delegates the chapter has for the National Council Meeting.
  • The recognition is presented to the recipient during the National ESP Conference Recognition Event.


Epsilon Sigma Phi is a
501(c)3 non-profit organization.


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Newnan, GA 30263
470-347-0394

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