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CANR SAC award winners and other achievements recognized at reception

On March 19, Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Dean Fred Poston hosted a reception honoring significant accomplishments and milestones within the college. The reception took place at the Demmer Center. The CANR Staff Advisory Committee (SAC) sponsors the event.

Debbie Conway, office assistant and graduate secretary in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics; Diane Davis, office assistant and graduate secretary in the Department of Community Sustainability; and Georgette Kennedy, office assistant in Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Communications and ANR Event Services; all received CANR Outstanding Staff Member awards from the CANR SAC.

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife administrative staff won the Outstanding Team Award. Team members include Marcia J. Baar, Pamela Bailey, Jill H. Cruth, Shannon Davis, Jilliene McCoy, Lorie A. Neuman, Sharon S. Reasoner, Julie S. Traver and Mary A. Witchell.

Dr. Elizabeth Karcher, academic specialist in the Department of Animal Science, received the H. Paul Roberts Award for Distinguished Service in Study Abroad.

In addition, the CANR honored those with milestone years of service, faculty promotions and appointments, and awards and recognitions from state, national and international organizations. You can read more about these award winners, many of whom are colleagues in MSU Extension, and review the list of awards, recognitions and milestones in the event program.

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MSU Extension staff member is CANR Staffer of the Month

Julie Delgado, Michigan State University Extension secretary, has received the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Staff Advisory Committee December 2013 Staffer of the Month award.

The award goes to a member of the CANR support staff who has done something special or noteworthy within his or her college or unit.

MSU Extension associate director Steve Lovejoy nominated Julie for her leadership in implementing the Cisco TelePresence video technology.

Congratulations to Julie and thanks to Dr. Lovejoy for nominating her.

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MSU Extension staff member is CANR Staffer of the Month

Jessica Nakfour, Michigan State University Extension unit human resources administrator, has received the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Staff Advisory Committee September 2013 Staffer of the Month award.

The award goes to a member of the CANR support staff who has done something special or noteworthy within his or her college or unit.

MSU Extension administrative associate Nancy Axtell nominated Jessica for, among other things, her great working relationship with staff both on- and off-campus, and her knowledge of Enterprise Business Systems (EBS) that has helped us in working through transitional issues.

Congratulations to Jessica and thanks to Nancy for nominating her.

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Extension staff member receives February CANR Staffer award

Congratulations to Mary Ellen Pond, Michigan State University Extension Alger County secretary. Mary Ellen is the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Staff Advisory Committee February 2013 Staffer of the Month.

The award goes to a member of the CANR support staff who has done something special or noteworthy within their unit or college.

Vicki Ballas, Liana Graves, Jim Isleib, Jim Lucas and Joan Vinette all contributed to Mary Ellen’s nomination and all believe that without her, Alger County MSU Extension would not be as successful as it is.

Thank you, Mary Ellen, for your steady dependability and support, and thank you to the five who nominated her.

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MSU Extension staff member receives CANR Staffer of the Month award

Congratulations to Gail Hebert, Michigan State University Extension Children and Youth Institute office assistant. Gail is the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Staff Advisory Committee November 2012 Staffer of the Month.

The award goes to a member of the CANR support staff who has done something special or noteworthy within their unit or college.

Extension senior program leader Judy Ratkos nominated Gail for her efficient, thorough assistance with the coordination of the 4-H pre-college programs 4-H Exploration Days and 4-H Great Lakes & Natural Resources Camp. Gail also takes on the tedious task of formatting participant data for all the 4-H pre-college programs and 4-H seniors and submitting them to MSU Admissions and the National Student Clearinghouse. Her important work accurately tracks college attendance rates of 4-H youth.

Thanks to Gail for doing terrific work and to Judy for nominating Gail for this recognition.

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MSU Extension staff member wins CANR Outstanding Staff Member Award

Sandra (“Sandy”) Rosa received the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Staff Advisory Committee Outstanding Staff Member Award. The award annually recognizes and rewards excellence and outstanding service in the past year.

 Most of us have dealt with a lot of change these past few years with the redesign of Michigan State University Extension. Sandy’s role changed as well, yet she saw the new position as an opportunity. She adapted and excelled, continuing to contribute with grace and professionalism.

 Besides providing support for Marie Ruemenapp, MSU Extension District 11 coordinator, Sandy took on the new responsibilities of training and coordinating the administrative assistants in MSU Extension offices in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties as well as the management of the Tollgate Education Conference Center.

 In addition to facing the challenges of restructuring, staff members have the additional challenge of working with a new accounting system, the Enterprise Business Systems (EBS). Sandy assists administrative assistants in navigating the system, helping them to do their work accurately and efficiently.

 The conference center has more than doubled its bookings and revenues under Sandy’s management. With all of these responsibilities to juggle, she continued to be helpful and professional during the recent and complicated Wayne County Office move.

 Sandy’s positive attitude and willingness to accept change exemplifies the spirit of MSU Extension.

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District 5 staff member is CANR Staffer of the Month

Congratulations to Kathy Walicki, a member of the support staff from Michigan State University Extension District 5. Kathy is the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Staff Advisory Committee January 2012 Staffer of the Month.

 Jane Hart, Muskegon County Extension educator, nominated Kathy for her positive attitude, which was particularly evident during a recent office move.

 The award goes to a member of the CANR support staff who has done something special or noteworthy within their unit or college.

 Thanks to Kathy for her great work and to Jane for putting Kathy forward for this recognition.

 

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Director’s office staff member is CANR Staffer of the Month

Congratulations to Judy Lentz Bishop, a member of the support staff in the director’s office, who is the November College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Staff Advisory Committee 2011 Staffer of the Month.

 Michigan State University Extension associate director Michelle Rodgers nominated Judy for doing an amazing job in all aspects of her work but particularly for her ability to maintain composure in stressful situations in the face of technology glitches. I would add that she’s always willing to help us find the humor in our work frustrations.

 The award goes to a member of the CANR support staff who has done something special or noteworthy within their unit or college.

 Congratulations, Judy, and thanks for all that you do for MSUE!

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