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Out of respect for the financial constraints we're all facing, the Office of Extension and Engagement has elected to suspend all 2021 awards that include a cash stipend, professional development funds or program enrichment funds unless the award is funded and designated by an endowment or gift. We recognize and value the extraordinary work that our faculty and staff have done throughout the year and in response to the global pandemic, and we look forward to honoring and rewarding you, and celebrating together in the future.


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.


Recipients receive $5,000 to be used in support of the recognized program. A certificate or symbol of recognition is presented to each team member by the vice chancellor for extension and engagement.


The award will be given for an outstanding effort by University of Missouri or Lincoln University campus or regional faculty or professional staff members representing two or more disciplines or outreach and extension units (multicampus, multiregion or a combination thereof) working together as a team to plan, implement and evaluate a specific educational program. Emphasis is on a program as opposed to a single activity.


Each team member should have played a major role in completing or making significant progress toward accomplishing identifiable goals of the program (rather than a single activity).

Nominations are evaluated on:

  • Clear identification of the educational need and target audience.
  • Well-defined program objectives.
  • Use of interdisciplinary/multi-unit approach
  • Use of innovative, problem solving approach.
  • Evaluation and evidence of impact.

Nominations and selection

University of Missouri and Lincoln University campus and regional faculty and professional staff members may make a nominations.

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].

Award location

Award will be presented at annual conference or its equivalent.

Award recipients

2019 Missouri Grazing Schools 2011 Taking Care of you: Body-Mind-Spirit
2018 Corinne Riedel Bromfield, Teng Teeh Lim, Raymond E. Massey, Craigh Alan Payne, Joseph M. Zulovich 2010 Flood Recovery
2017 Pearls of Production: Women in Agriculture 2009 Improving Tall Fescue Production in NW MO with Lefumes & timing of Nitrogen Aplication
2016 Metropolitan Food Systems 2008 Stay Strong Stay Healthy
2015 Internal Partnerships/Child Care Provider Training in East Central Region 2007 Bill Bee Safe
2014 Alliance for Grassland Renewal 2006 Southwest Region News Service Team
2013 St. Louis Healthy Corner Store Project 2005 Gateway Grandparents / Kinship Network
2012 Reaching Amish and Mennonite Producers