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 programming faculty, staff, partners and collaborators 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
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 are automatically requested to complete an electronic application form, and references will then be contacted for a simple statement of support as part of the final selection process. This is a simple, rolling, multi-step process and each nomination proceeds independently of all others.
If you have questions regarding this process, please contact Tippie Greene. For award-specific questions, please email [email protected].
Nominations are reviewed by the 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.
2020: Matthew Pezold
2019: Jill Hathaway
2018: Lynette Sledge Watson
2017: Isabel Eisenhauer
2016: Rebecca L. Gubbels
2015: Chrystal Dawn Irons
2014: Larry Nelson Dill
2013: Rebecca Rose Nace
2012: James R. Gann
2011: Chris Vincent Thompson
2010: Richard Dale Proffer
2009: Gregory D. Tucker
2008: Kevin Wilson
2006: Wendy Harrington
2005: Donna Marie Porch