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Awards and accomplishments (March 2020)

Congratulations to the following Extension faculty and staff who received awards in the past few months:

Scott Chazdon, evaluation specialist for Community Vitality, was named the 2019 winner of the Outstanding Leadership and Service to the Extension Evaluation Profession award from the American Evaluation Association and its Extension Education Evaluation topical interest group. He received the award at the American Evaluation Association conference in Minneapolis on Nov. 14.

Kia Harries is serving as the 2019-2020 president for the National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals. In November, Kia was installed as president during the 2019 conference in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Over the next year, she will work with the board of trustees and the Joint Council of Extension Professionals board to support 4-H youth development professionals across the country.

Stephanie Heim received the Emerging Leader Award for alumni from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. The award recognizes alumni who make a significant impact on their profession or community within 10 years of graduating from the School of Public Health.

John Loegering received the Wildlife Society Fellows Award for his "exceptional service to the wildlife profession." John will hold the fellowship appointment for life with a select group of distinguished professionals, and serve as an ambassador for the society and wildlife professions.

Megan Weber will be awarded the Universities Council on Water Resources Early Career Award for Extension/Outreach/Engagement to recognize her contributions and accomplishments in leading development of the Aquatic Invasive Species Detectors Program. She will receive the award at the council’s conference in June.
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