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Extension staff member selected as CANR SAC Support Staffer of the Month

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Staff Advisory Committee (SAC) selected Lori Trailer as the May 2016 Support Staffer of the Month. Lori has been with Michigan State University (MSU) Extension for 13 years. She provides administrative and clerical support for MSU Extension’s District 6, serving Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, Mecosta, Missaukee, Osceola and Wexford counties.

Headshot of Lori Trailer.

Lori Trailer, photo courtesy of MSU Extension Communications Team.

Shari Spoelman, MSU Extension educator, nominated Lori for the award.

Lori assists with the planning and scheduling of the District Extension Council meetings, carries a heavy workload related to the employment of district staff and helps keep all the county support staff appraised of information to help them do their job well.

She provides excellent service to the employees and stakeholders of the district and is flexible with her time, often changing her schedule to accommodate other people’s schedules. She is always kind and professional and represents the organization well.

Lori also works behind the scenes in important Extension initiatives. Recently, Lori has been an immense asset during our statewide Issues Identification (ID) process in which we solicited input from community stakeholders throughout the state. In District 6, Lori helped organize three Issues ID sessions and contacted hundreds of community members to solidify their participation. As the backbone of organizing these events, her tireless work on behalf of the mission of the organization are very much appreciated.

Lori said that her favorite part of her role with Extension is the dedicated people she works with.

“It’s great to belong to an organization that helps so many people in so many ways,” she said.

Congratulations, Lori! We appreciate you and all the work that you do for MSU Extension.

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MSU Extension staff member named CANR Staffer of the Month

Rachel Kramer, Michigan State University Extension office assistant, has received the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Staff Advisory Committee November 2015 Administrative/Technical 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.

Mary Schalk, MSU Extension 4-H program coordinator based in Presque Isle County, nominated Rachel for her assistance in the process of hiring temporary on-call staff for the summer recreation program.

Mary said, “I am very grateful for Rachel’s professional and efficient handling of a situation that was nearing crisis mode for me. Rachel rocks!”

Congratulations, Rachel and thanks, Mary, for nominating her!

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ANR Communications staff member named CANR Staffer of the Month

Kraig Ehm, Michigan State University Extension television producer/director in Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Communications, has received the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Staff Advisory Committee October 2015 Administrative/Technical 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.

Eileen Gianiodis, communications manager in ANR Communications, nominated Kraig for his outstanding work on a series of videos, which highlight CANR faculty members. The videos will help draw high school students into CANR majors, focusing on science, technology, engineering and math.

Eileen said, “The project was a quick turn-around, with less than two weeks to shoot, edit and finalize three long-form videos (2‒3 minutes) as well as three :30 spots. His willingness to go above and beyond to meet the deadline at the same time producing a quality product makes it easy to recommend him for this award.”

Congratulations, Kraig! Thanks, Eileen!

You can view the videos below:

Jade Mitchell full:

Jade Mitchell 30 second:

Dawn Reinhold 30 second:

Dawn Reinhold full:

Lisa Tiemann 30 second:

Lisa Tiemann full:

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MSU Extension staff member named CANR Staffer of the Month

Betsy Braid, Michigan State University Extension educational program coordinator in Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Event Services, has received the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Staff Advisory Committee September 2015 Administrative/Technical 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.

Steven Safferman, associate professor in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, and Bindu Bhakta and Terry Gibb, Extension educators in the Greening Michigan Institute, nominated Betsy. The three recognized her for her enthusiasm and efficiency in taking on the coordination of the MSU Extension Comprehensive Onsite Wastewater Management Education Program. They believe her tackling this challenging program shows the “spirit of MSUE.”

Congratulations to Betsy and thanks to Steven, Bindu and Terry for nominating her.

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MSU Extension staff member is CANR Staffer of the Month

Rebecca (“Becky”) Hulbert, Michigan State University Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Communications administrative assistant, has received the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Staff Advisory Committee June 2014 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.

Communications manager in ANR Communications Michelle Lavra nominated Becky for, among other things, her willingness to jump in and help, taking on both big and small tasks in stride.

Congratulations to Becky and thanks to Michelle for nominating her.

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MSU Extension staff member is CANR Staffer of the Month

Laraine Reynolds, Michigan State University Extension Children and Youth Institute (CYI) secretary, has received the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Staff Advisory Committee February 2014 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.

CYI director Julie Chapin and office supervisor Lori Martin nominated Laraine for, among other things, her enthusiasm for tackling new projects and her ability to keep Room 160 Morrill Hall of Agriculture moving forward by being the ultimate support person.

Congratulations to Laraine and thanks to Julie and Lori for nominating her.

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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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