Associated Industries of Missouri Extension Industry Award
The Associated Industries of Missouri Extension Industry Award recognizes an individual who demonstrates leadership in providing educational programs that support the economic viability of Missouri firms.
Associated Industries of Missouri presents a symbol of recognition.
University of Missouri and Lincoln University campus and regional faculty and professional staff members with a 50 percent extension appointment are eligible. Members of the immediate administrative staff of the vice chancellor for extension, regional directors, campus extension administrators and members of the Fellowship and Awards Committee are not eligible.
Nominees are evaluated on:
- Recognized competence and leadership by Missouri industries.
- Demonstration of their interest and ability to assist firms in finding solutions to their problems.
- Established identity as providing quality information and educational programs.
- Success in providing information on opportunities, plans, activities and progress to interested parties.
- Effectiveness in establishing relationships with firms, organizations, legislators and civic groups.
Nominations and selection
County extension councils, extension faculty and staff members, manufacturers or other agencies may nominate an individual specialist
Nominations for the 2020 awards will be accepted May 18 — June 15. Nominators will be directed through a simple form consisting of brief text fields, drop-down selection boxes, and a single description of why your nominee is deserving of the award. Note: Nominator name and contact information are not required fields; you may nominate anonymously or self-nominate.
Nominees will be contacted in June to complete an electronic application form, with many fields auto-populated from the nomination form. The nominee may edit this information, complete a single narrative describing their work, and attach a current CV (for faculty awards). Applications for the 2020 awards will be accepted through July 17. References will then be contacted for a simple statement of support as part of the final selection process.
Nominations are reviewed by the Fellowship and Awards Committee appointed by the vice chancellor for extension and engagement. The committee — composed of representatives of UMEA, Epsilon Sigma Phi, the University of Missouri campuses and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement — makes recommendations to the vice chancellor and president of Associated Industries of Missouri, who makes the final selection.
The award will be presented at University of Missouri Extension's Annual Conference or its equivalent.
|2019||Jill Hathaway||2012||James R. Gann|
|2018||Lynette Sledge Watson||2011||Chris Vincent Thompson|
|2017||Isabel Eisenhauer||2010||Richard Dale Proffer|
|2016||Rebecca L. Gubbels||2009||Gregory D. Tucker|
|2015||Chrystal Dawn Irons||2008||Kevin Wilson|
|2014||Larry Nelson Dill||2006||Wendy Harrington|
|2013||Rebecca Rose Nace||2005||Donna Marie Porch|