Epsilon Sigma Phi
The Extension Professionals' Organization

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Mid-Career Service Recognition Award
Chapter and National by Region

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Mid-Career Service Recognition (Chapter)

Designed to recognize an experienced Extension professional (with 10-20 years of service) that has exhibited continuing leadership and excellence in State Extension program planning, delivery, and evaluation in program and/or administration.

  • 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.

Mid-Career Service Recognition (National by Region)

Gives national recognition to a mid-career professional who has shown outstanding competence in Extension program planning, delivery, and evaluation in nominee's subject matter area or in administration on a regional or state basis (10-20 years tenure).

  • One nominee per chapter per year.
  • Nominees must complete an online Mid-Career Service 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 and still be less than 20 years of service.
  • One recognition per region per year will be awarded 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.
  • Chapters vote for the nominee from their region.
  • The recognition is presented to recipients during the National ESP Conference Recognition Event.



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