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Purpose

To recognize sustained distinguished performance and educational contributions to University of Missouri Extension and clientele by a county engagement specialist.

Award

The County Engagement Specialist Excellence Award has been established to recognize sustained distinguished performance and educational contributions to University of Missouri Extension and clientele by a county engagement specialist. The county engagement specialist is an integral part of the extension organization and their local communities. This award has a $1,000 monetary stipend as well as the associated recognition for outstanding work in this important position.

Eligibility

University of Missouri Extension faculty who have served as county engagement specialist for two years or longer.

Criteria

Nominations are evaluated on:

  • Effectiveness with county extension council in setting county program priorities and acquiring additional resources (grants, collaborations, etc.).
  • Creative, innovative and original office management. Development of a cohesive office among all faculty and staff within the county that exemplifies a strong team.
  • Outstanding leadership and management skills, providing service outside the county to extension committees, professional organizations, etc., and demonstrating effectiveness as a team player with other specialists and county engagement specialists.
  • Community connectedness, seen as a major player by others by promoting positive working relationships between University of Missouri Extension and other agencies and clientele.

Nomination submission

To learn more about deadlines, submission instructions and other important information, please visit the awards home page:

nomination process

Award recipients

2019 Velynda Cameron 2014 Phyllis Ann Flanigan
2018 Patricia Louise Snodgrass 2013 Mary Kathryn Dothage
2017 Joseph William Koenen 2012 Rebecca J. Travnichek
2016 David L. Burton 2011 Cynthia E. Crawford
2015 Georgia Marie Stuart Simmons 2010 Jay S. Chism