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Awards and Recognition

Customizable Certificates of Appreciation

One of the ways we can thank community leaders and supporters for their efforts, advocacy, service or support is through awards and recognitions. While some awards, like the annual Leaders Honor Roll (LHR), honor community leaders and individuals, other awards are available to honor years of support, council members stepping off council terms or companies/organizations who have supported MU Extension and 4-H.

We have created “fillable” templates with the university name and our newest logos, for use by MU Extension offices in the counties. The first two are explained below, and are ready for use. The third (Leaders Honor Roll), are completed through the submission process each fall to the Strategic Partnership office. However, for last minute needs, there is also a template supplied here as well.

(Please note that to complete a certificate's fillable fields and not see the comment markers, you must save and rename the file, and then reopen it in Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader Adobe PDF. Open right click, and select “save as” (name), and then open using Acrobat. The comment markers won’t print on your certificate -- and will only serve as prompts for what to fill in there.)

Certificates for use by University of Missouri Extension offices in the counties

For outgoing council members and officers

Certificates for outgoing council members and officers at end of term

For groups and businesses

Certificates for groups and businesses not included in Leaders Honor Roll

Businesses and groups are not honored in the Leaders Honor Roll nominations. That is for individuals or couples only. A separate award is available to use for groups and businesses at any time of the year.

For Leaders Honor Roll (LHR)

Certificates for outgoing council members and officers at end of term

Leaders Honor Roll:

Designed for honoring MU Extension and Engagement's volunteers and those who champion extension

The Leaders Honor Roll is a traditional award that takes place each fall to honor two volunteers (or a couple and a single volunteer), that each county feels deserves recognition. The program is intended to honor outstanding community leaders and volunteers who have excelled in supporting, educating and advancing MU Extension and/or 4-H in their communities.

The call for nominations is provided to county engagement specialists each September from the director of strategic partnerships. Names are collected by Nov. 1. Certificates are presented at annual dinners or any time from Nov. 15 through the first quarter of the following year by that county’s extension faculty and staff to honor service of the previous year.

A customizable certificate for couples and a separate template for individuals, honoring champions of extension and 4-H (see above) is provided in case of emergency printing needs. Traditionally they are printed and mailed from the home office each November.

Learn more about the Leaders Honor Roll criteria, timeline and recognition ceremony (PDF).

For assistance, contact Tracy Feller, director of strategic partnerships.