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13 Extension employees recognized (12/8/2017)

The ceremony for the NDSU Agriculture and Extension Faculty/Staff Awards was held on campus yesterday. I had the pleasure of helping recognize the 13 Extension colleagues who were nominated for awards of excellence. The nominees and recipients were:

  • Chris Anderson, Production Manager-Print and Copy Services, Agriculture Communication
  • Cora Crane, Grant Coordinator, Plant Sciences
  • Sonja Fuchs, Web Technology Specialist, Agriculture Communication
  • Hans Kandel, Extension Agronomist, Plant Sciences
  • Dena Kemmet, Extension Agent, Mercer County
  • Macine Lukach, Extension Agent & Parent Educator, Cavalier County
  • Miranda Meehan, Extension Livestock Environmental Stewardship Specialist (recipient, Myron & Muriel Johnsrud Excellence in Extension/Outreach Award)
  • David Ripplinger, Extension Bioproducts/Bioenergy Economist, Agribusiness & Applied Economics
  • Rick Schmidt, Extension Agent, Oliver County (recipient, AGSCO Excellence in Extension Award)
  • Gerald Stokka, Extension Veterinarian-Livestock Stewardship, Animal Sciences
  • Acacia Stuckle, Extension Agent, Emmons County
  • Shannon Ueker, Administrative Secretary, Plant Sciences (recipient, Donald & Jo Anderson Staff Award)
  • Melanie Ziegler, Administrative Assistant, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

I said at the ceremony, and will say again here, that I sincerely thank not only the nominees for their outstanding work, but those who took the time to tell their peer’s stories and the selection committees who had the very difficult task of selecting only one recipient for each award.

Congratulations all!

Chris Boerboom, Extension Director

Ag & Ext Awards 2017

Pictured left to right are Chris Boerboom, Rick Schmidt, Sonja Fuchs, Shannon Ueker, Miranda Meehan, Chris Anderson, Macine Lukach and David Ripplinger

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