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N.D. Extension Educators Receive National Awards

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NDSU Extension Service agents who received awards at the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents conference were: (front row from left) Jackie Buckley, Acacia Stuckle and Marcia Hellandsaas, (back row from left) Deb Lee, Macine Lukach and Brian Zimprich. (NDSU photo) NDSU Extension Service agents who received awards at the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents conference were: (front row from left) Jackie Buckley, Acacia Stuckle and Marcia Hellandsaas, (back row from left) Deb Lee, Macine Lukach and Brian Zimprich. (NDSU photo)
Rachelle Vettern, leadership/volunteer development specialist in the NDSU Extension Service's Center for 4-H Youth Development, was part of a multistate team who received the Educational Technology Award. (NDSU photo) Rachelle Vettern, leadership/volunteer development specialist in the NDSU Extension Service's Center for 4-H Youth Development, was part of a multistate team who received the Educational Technology Award. (NDSU photo)
They were honored for their dedication and service to 4-H.

Several North Dakota State University Extension Service agents and a specialist received awards at the recent National Association of Extension 4-H Agents conference in New Orleans, La.

The awards and the recipients were:

  • Achievement of Service (recognizes recipients for providing 4-H programming for more than three but less than seven years) - Acacia Stuckle, family and consumer sciences and 4-H youth development agent, Emmons County, and Joel Lemer, agriculture and natural resources agent, Foster County
  • Distinguished Service (recognizes recipients for providing 4-H programming for seven or more years) - Brian Zimprich, agriculture and natural resources agent, Ransom County, and Carrie Knutson, 4-H youth development agent, Grand Forks County
  • Meritorious Service (recognizes recipients for providing 4-H programming for 15 or more years) - Jackie Buckley, agriculture and natural resources agent, Morton County
  • 25 Years of Service (recognizes recipients who have been involved in 4-H programming for 25 years) - Deb Lee, family and consumer sciences agent, Ransom County; Macine Lukach, family and consumer sciences agent, Cavalier County; and Marcia Hellandsaas, family and consumer sciences agent, McKenzie County
  • Educational Technology Award - Team (recognizes the recipients for using technology, such as computers, videos or webpages, to deliver or manage programs; expanding the use of technology in 4-H education; and promoting logical problem-solving techniques using educational technologies - Rachelle Vettern, leadership/volunteer development specialist in the Center for 4-H Youth Development, who was part of a multistate team who developed the online 4-H Volunteer e-Forums.

The North Dakota Association of Extension 4-H Youth Workers nominated these individuals for their dedication and service to 4-H youth.


NDSU Agriculture Communication - Oct. 26, 2016

Source:Karla Meikle, 701-667-3340, karla.meikle@ndsu.edu
Editor:Ellen Crawford, 701-231-5391, ellen.crawford@ndsu.edu
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