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Faculty and Staff Awards and Recognition

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    Extension Teamwork Award

    Recognizes University of Missouri and Lincoln University campus and regional faculty and professional staff members who have collaborated on an interdisciplinary or cross-campus team to develop, implement and evaluate a specific educational response to a specific need.

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    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.

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    C. Brice Ratchford Memorial Fellowship

    The C. Brice Ratchford Memorial Fellowship Award recognizes a University of Missouri System faculty member who demonstrates commitment, dedication and effectiveness in advancing the land-grant mission through extension, international education, and agricultural economics programs. The fellowship is presented to a faculty member who personifies the creativity, vision and leadership exhibited by the late Dr. C. Brice Ratchford, president emeritus of the University of Missouri System and dean of cooperative extension. The annual award is funded from a permanent endowment created with contributions from the Ratchford family and from numerous colleagues, friends and organizations in recognition of Dr. Ratchford's memory.

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    Carl N. Scheneman Excellence in Teaching Award

    The Carl N. Scheneman Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes a University of Missouri Extension faculty member for planning, conducting and evaluating one extension educational activity conducted this past year.

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    County Clerical Staff Recognition Awards

    Recognize council-paid support staff members for outstanding performance.

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    David E. Baker Distinguished Extension Programmatic Leadership Award

    The David E. Baker Distinguished Extension Programmatic Leadership Award recognizes a University of Missouri Extension faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in the development and delivery of strategic educational efforts or programming to address emerging agriculture and/or natural resource challenges and issues.

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    Dr. Ronald J. Turner Endowment Global Education Award

    The Ronald J. Turner Endowment Fund is established in honor of Dr. Turner's decade of service as the executive vice president for outreach and extension and director of cooperative extension at the University of Missouri. This endowment will be awarded each year to a faculty or staff member within University of Missouri Extension to support global education opportunities. The annual award is funded from a permanent endowment created with contributions from Dr. Turner's faculty, staff, colleagues and friends. The award may be used to assist in funding exchanges to Ireland, South Africa, Thailand, Costa Rica or other locations as requested.

    A stable, well-trained workforce is necessary to ensure program quality and sustainability. University of Missouri Extension will strengthen efforts that will result in workforce diversity and retention. The goal is to ensure that the workplace climate affords a flexible, safe learning organization where employees are empowered and motivated to attain the greatest levels of success.

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    Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP)

    National fraternity for extension professionals, para-professionals, administrators and retirees. Provides additional leadership and professionalism development opportunities and networking with extension colleagues in other states.

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    Extension fellowships

    To assist individual faculty and professional staff in continuing their professional development in support of the university outreach mission.

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    Gordon Warren Land-Grant Award

    The Gordon Warren University Extension Land-Grant award is given an individual who sees the universities as a community resource and who accesses knowledge and research to improve the lives of Missouri citizens. Further, the award is to recognize someone who facilitates the use of knowledge to affect public policy.

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    Missouri Association of Community and Economic Development Extension Professionals (MACEDEP)

    Open to all MU Extension faculty and staff, MACEDEP encourages and supports the application of the principles of community resource development throughout the state. It is affiliated with the NACDEP (National Association of community Development Extension Professionals).

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    Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Extension Business Award

    The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Extension Business Award recognizes faculty and professional staff members whose educational programming supports the economic viability of Missouri businesses.

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    Missouri Farm Bureau Federation Outstanding 4-H Youth Specialist Award

    The Missouri Farm Bureau Federation Outstanding Specialist 4-H Award recognizes outstanding performance by a 4-H youth faculty member. Individuals must be nominated jointly by the county Farm Bureau board and the county extension council.

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    Missouri Farm Bureau Federation Outstanding Agricultural Specialist Award

    The Missouri Farm Bureau Federation Outstanding Agriculture Specialist Award recognize outstanding performance by a regional agriculture faculty member. Individuals must be nominated jointly by the county Farm Bureau board and the county extension council.

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    Missouri Farm Bureau Federation Outstanding Human Environmental Sciences Specialist Award

    The Missouri Farm Bureau Federation Outstanding Specialist Awards recognize outstanding performance by a regional human environmental sciences faculty member. Individuals must be nominated jointly by the county Farm Bureau board and the county extension council.

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    Pat and Tom Buchanan Endowment Professional Development Award

    Pat and Tom Buchanan believe in University of Missouri Extension. They have a desire to support the organization and a goal to see regional extension specialists enhance their knowledge and skills through professional development. Because of these key reasons, they have financed an endowment to create opportunities for regional extension specialists to strengthen their abilities to provide the people of Missouri with quality extension programs.

    This award will be given each year to an MU Extension faculty member to support professional development opportunities. Because of Pat and Tom's work with Human Environmental Sciences and Business Development, preference will be given to regional extension specialists in these areas.

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    Provost's Award for Creative Extension Programming by New Faculty

    This award recognizes faculty with a current assignment who have made exceptional accomplishments in their first four years of service to MU in the field of extension or continuing education.

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    The Donald W. Fancher Provost Award for Outstanding Achievement in Extension and Continuing Education

    This award provides special recognition to faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to the extension and continuing education efforts of the campus.

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    Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Achievement - Off Campus

    The Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Achievement recognizes excellent performance by a University of Missouri or Lincoln University campus or regional faculty or a professional staff member in planning, conducting and evaluating a multiyear outreach program. This is an award for an individual.

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    Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Achievement - On Campus

    The Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Achievement recognizes excellent performance by a University of Missouri or Lincoln University campus or regional faculty or a professional staff member in planning, conducting and evaluating a multiyear outreach program. This is an award for an individual.

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    Vice Chancellor's Diversity Award: Team

    The Vice Chancellor's Diversity Award recognizes a team providing leadership in the area of diversity. This may include excellence in programs or other initiatives.

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    Vice Chancellor's Diversity Award: Individual

    The Vice Chancellor's Diversity Award recognizes individuals providing leadership in the area of diversity. This may include excellence in programs or other initiatives.

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