The Indiana Extension Educators Association presented its annual award to county educators during Purdue Extension’s Professional Development Conference last week.
Awards and recipients were:
Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR)
Individual: Sara Dzimianski, ANR educator, Purdue Extension – Perry County.
Team: Emergency Animal Management – Scottsburg: Candace Croney, associate professor, Department of Animal Sciences; Mark Kepler, Purdue Extension – Fulton County director and ANR educator; Ron Lemenager, professor, Department of Animal Sciences; Danielle Howell-Walker, Purdue Extension – Washington County Director and ANR educator; and Megan Voyles, Purdue Extension – Scott County director, Indiana 4-H Youth Development educator, and ANR educator.
Individual: Jan Dougan, Purdue Extension – Dubois County Director and Health & Human Sciences Educator.
Health & Human Sciences (HHS)
Individual: Nancy Hudson, HHS educator, Purdue Extension – Fulton County.
Team: I am Moving, I am Learning Child Care Provider Training: Barb Beaulieu, Human Development Extension specialist, Department of Human Development and Family Studies; Esmerelda Cruz, HHS educator, Purdue Extension – Clinton County; Kim Frazier, Purdue Extension – Miami County director, Indiana 4-H Youth Development educator and HHS educator; Jane Horner, HHS educator, Purdue Extension – Cass County; Mindy Mayes, HHS educator, Purdue Extension – Grant County; Lindsey Pedigo, HHS educator, Purdue Extension – Howard County; and Teresa Witkoske, Human Development educator, Purdue Extension – Wabash County.
Indiana 4-H Youth Development (4-H)
Bob Amick Award: Jill Andrew-Richards, 4-H educator and ANR educator, Purdue Extension – Ohio County
Individual: Malea Huffman, 4-H educator, Purdue Extension – Greene County
Team: Southeast Indiana 4-H Judges and Leaders Clinic: Liz Beiersdorfer, Purdue Extension – Dearborn County director and 4-H educator; Peg Ehlers, Purdue Extension – Switzerland County director, 4-H educator, and HHS educator; Lesley Lodmell, Purdue Extension – Lawrence County director and 4-H educator; Heather VonDielingen, 4-H educator, Purdue Extension – Jackson County; Katie Whiteford, 4-H educator, Purdue Extension – Clark County; and Lisa Wilson, HHS educator, Purdue Extension – Gibson County.
Bi-Literacy Program: Esmerelda Cruz, HHS educator, Purdue Extension – Clinton County; and Alejandro Cuza-Blanco, associate professor of Spanish and Linguistics, Purdue School of Languages and Cultures.
Cooperative Extension Team Service Award
Food Science Frenzy: Meagan Brothers, Purdue Extension – Vanderburgh County director and HHS educator; Megan Hoffherr, 4-H educator, Purdue Extension – Gibson County; and Hans Schmitz, Purdue Extension – Gibson County director and ANR educator.
Friend of Extension
Beth Steiner of North Vernon for leadership in Jennings County’s Indiana 4-H Youth Development and Health and Human Sciences programs, fundraising efforts, and advocacy on behalf of the Purdue College of Agriculture.