Epsilon Sigma Phi
The Extension Professionals' Organization

International Service Recognition Award
Chapter & National by Region

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International Service Recognition (Chapter)

Available to ESP members who have contributed significantly to the development and/or expansion of an Extension program in another country or countries through in-state and/or overseas work.

  • National guidelines allow each ESP chapter to present one such recognition for each 150 members (Active+Life), or fraction thereof, for this achievement recognition each year to ESP members whose dues are paid for the previous year and the current year (by February 1).
  • Specific criteria for nomination, balloting, and presentation are developed by each chapter.
  • An editable/ printable Chapter Recognition Certificate (download from the Chapter Resources) can be prepared and signed by chapter leadership. ESP certificate seals are available for purchase from the ESP Store.

International Service Recognition (National by Region)

Gives regional recognition to Epsilon Sigma Phi members who have contributed significantly to the development and/or expansion of an Extension program in another country or countries through in-state and/or overseas work.

  • One nominee per chapter per year.
  • Nominee must be current or previous chapter recipient.
  • One recognition per region per year will be awarded to an ESP member whose dues are paid for the previous year and the current year (by February 1).
  • Nominees must complete an online International Service Recognition Application and must be included on the Chapters National Recognition Nomination Form. Both must be submitted by March 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.
  • Personal and professional performance (as suggested in the guidelines) do apply, but of greater importance for this recognition is noteworthy contributions to a recognized international program, and might include references to teaching/training foreign students in the U.S. about Extension; providing technical assistance in a cooperating/host country; implementing new ideas and/or research in a host country; assisting with programs in a host country; and showing demonstrated competence in international program leadership in education.
  • The recognition is presented to recipients during the National ESP Conference Recognition Event.



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