Archive for the ‘Achievements’ Category

Two CALS Extension faculty honored for their programs

Rich McLaughlin and Sandy Wiggins

Two College of Agriculture and Life Science faculty members, Dr. M. Cassandra Wiggins and Dr. Richard McLaughlin, were among nine faculty and professionals from N.C. State University recently inducted into the university’s Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension.

Innovative civics program earns state award

Chuck Adams, Kannapolis Police Department

A North Carolina 4-H program in Cabarrus County was one of nine programs recently honored by the N.C. Association of County Commissioners. Earlier, the Cabarrus 4-H Citizenship Focus program earned 4-H agent Heather Jones the N.C. Center for Voter Education’s Outstanding Citizen Award for 2011.

Taylor Williams named Agent of Year

The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association has named Moore County Agriculture Agent Taylor Williams its 2010 North Carolina Extension Agent of the Year.

Sharon Runion Rowland honored by N.C. bankers

Thad Woodward and Sharon Rowland

Sharon Runion-Rowland, executive director of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service Foundation, has received the Gordon P. Allen Award for Public Service in recognition of her outstanding service to those in need, her ongoing support of her community and her dedication to all mankind.

Low-impact development project wins state award

A N.C. Cooperative Extension-led educational project on development practices to protect water quality recently won a top award from the N.C. Chapter of the American Planning Association.

ESP recognizes Cooperative Extension employees

N.C. Cooperative Extension employees were recognized during the annual meeting of Epsilon Sigma Phi’s Xi Chapter held in December. ESP is a professional development society for Cooperative Extension employees.

Sherman releases vermiculture book

Rhonda Sherman, solid waste Cooperative Extension specialist in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, is co-editor of the first scientific book on vermicomposting. Vermiculture Technology: Earthworms, Organic Wastes, and Environmental Management was released this week by CRC Press.

Lifetime 4-H’er and former State Leader Dalton Proctor named to National 4-H Hall of Fame

Dr. Dalton Proctor, former State 4-H Leader in North Carolina, was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame in an October ceremony in Chevy Chase, Md. The Hall of Fame honors 4-H volunteers, supporters, staff and pioneers who have made a significant contribution to 4-H at local, state or national levels. Active in 4-H [...]

Walden receives top UNC system award for public service

Michael L. Walden, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of economics at North Carolina State University, received the Award for Excellence in Public Service today from the Board of Governors of the multi-campus University of North Carolina.

ESP seeks award nominees

The XI Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi is seeking award applications for 2010. Any North Carolina Cooperative Extension employee with three or more years of service is eligible to be a member of Epsilon Sigma Phi and to be recognized through the annual awards and recognition process.

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