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Congratulations to MSU Extension distinguished staff

Congratulations to Philip Schwallier, George Silva and Lois Wolfson, who received the 2018 Distinguished Academic Staff Award from Michigan State University. What do they all have in common? They have Extension appointments, and they are making a difference statewide and nationwide. Read more about each person and their work in MSU Today.

The Distinguished Academic Staff Award recognizes the outstanding achievements of those professionals who serve MSU in advising, curriculum development, outreach, extension, research and teaching. Up to four Distinguished Academic Staff Awards are given annually. These awards provide universitywide recognition and reward to outstanding individuals with careers demonstrating long-term excellence and exceptional contributions to MSU.

On February 6, MSU Extension held a reception to honor Phil, George and Lois at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center where we heard from their nominators, Amy Irish-Brown, Ron Bates and Jo Latimore, respectively. A huge thanks to everyone who attended the reception and who participated in putting it together. Please join me in congratulating Phil, George and Lois.

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MSU specialist leads volunteers in detecting invaders

A story in MSU Today titled “On the Lookout for Invasive Plants” features Dr. Jo Latimore. Dr. Latimore is an academic specialist in the Michigan State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife with MSU Extension funding who contributes to the work of the Greening Michigan Institute. The article tells how she heads MSU’s part in the Michigan Clean Water Corps Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program, a statewide initiative of which MSU is an integral partner. The primary purpose of this cooperative program is to help citizen volunteers monitor indicators of water quality in their lakes and document changes in lake quality over time. Volunteers are trained to spot invasive weeds that grow beneath the water’s surface. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality uses the information for their work in removing invasive species from lakes. Read more in the article. Thanks to Jo for her leadership in building capacity among volunteers dedicated to stewardship of Michigan’s valued inland waters.

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