Archive for the ‘Staff News’ Category

Nancy Keith named Iredell Cooperative Extension director

Nancy Keith, who has directed North Carolina Cooperative Extension programs in Yadkin County since 2007, has been named Cooperative Extension director in Iredell County.

Extension part of N.C. State service award

N.C. Cooperative Extension is recognized as one of the factors in North Carolina State University receiving the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement – a Presidential Award. As part of the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, N.C. State is one of only five Presidential Awardees nationwide, and one of two in the “general community service” category.

Owings named Henderson Extension Director

Marvin Owings, long-time Cooperative Extension agent in Henderson County, has been named to direct Extension programs in the county.

ESP presents awards at annual meeting

Hertford County staff

North Carolina’s Xi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi professional development society presented awards to Extension professionals at its annual meeting in Raleigh Nov. 17. Award winners, along with a description from their nominations, are listed here.

Naderman receives national FFA honor

George Naderman

Dr. George C. Naderman Jr. of Cary, retired Extension soil specialist with N.C. State University, received the Honorary American FFA Degree during the 84th National FFA Convention, held Oct. 21-23 in Indianapolis. The award is given to those who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment.

Chapman is guest on Tarheel Talk

Dr. Ben Chapman

Ben Chapman, Extension food safety specialist in N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will be interviewed Sunday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 a.m. on Fox50′s Tarheel Talk in the Triangle area.

Register now for Nov. 17 ESP meeting

Registration is now underway for the Nov. 17 annual meeting of Epsilon Sigma Phi, XI Chapter. The meeting will be held at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost of the meeting is $25, and a registration form is available on the XI Chapter website.

Bertie raises $7,000+ for tornado relief fund

Bertie County Extension staff with raffled lawnmower

Bertie County’s Cooperative Extension staff raised $7,320 for that county’s tornado relief fund through a drawing for a donated John Deere riding lawnmower.

Claudette Smith honored by AEA

Dr. Claudette Smith, interim associate administrator and program leader for Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H for The Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University, was one of two members of Extension faculties at 1890 land-grants honored with an Association of Extension Administrators Chairman’s Award at the AEA’s annual meeting in St. Louis, June 26 – July 1.

Behnke wins national eXtension award

Dr. Andrew Behnke recently won the national 2011 eXtension Community of Practice Achievement Award. He was cited for his “technological innovation and extraordinary inclusiveness and generosity in sharing his skills and resources at the local, state and national levels.”

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