MSU Extension program assistant receives Outstanding Adult Learner Award

Michigan State University Extension program assistant Curtina (“Tina”) Goins received the 2012 Outstanding Adult Learner Award for Lansing Community College, sponsored by the Capital Area Higher Education Network (CAHEN).

 CAHEN is a group of area colleges and universities whose mission is to work collaboratively to promote lifelong learning in the Lansing metropolitan area, foster discussion of higher education issues and encourage employers to support professional development of their employees.

 Tina has worked in the MSU Extension Ingham County SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program–Education) program for 14 years. She’s pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Lansing Community College, balancing the roles of full-time student, full-time Extension employee, and full-time single mom of four and grandmother of nine.

 Previously all of Tina’s work focused on youth. This year, she has expanded her programming to include adults with disabilities.

 Joyce McGarry, MSU Extension educator said, “She is very creative with her programs, incorporating songs and interactive activities. She has great passion for her job. We are so lucky to have her on our team.”

 I second that. We are indeed lucky to have her. Congratulations, Tina!

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