Introducing the 2017 Epsilon Sigma Phi Distinguished Ruby Recipient

Dr. A. Scott Reed

Reed Scott compDr. A. Scott Reed is the 2017 recipient of Epsilon Sigma Phi’s highest recognition - the Distinguished Service Ruby.  As the Ruby Recipient, Dr. Reed will give the prestigious Ruby Lecture at the Ruby Luncheon on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, during the 2017 ESP National Conference.

Scott Reed is recognized nation-wide for his visionary leadership and strategic planning expertise. Dr. Reed chairs the ECOP Task Force on Private Resource Mobilization and represents Cooperative Extension on the Board on Agriculture Assembly. As Vice Provost for OSU Outreach and Engagement, Dr. Reed provides leadership for the Extension Service and Extended Campus, focused on providing worldwide engagement with learners and partners. Numerous organizations including ESP have honored
him for his professional accomplishments.

In addition to his leadership and service to Epsilon Sigma Phi, Scott served as the National President of the Association of the Natural Resource Extension Professionals, served on the Joint Council of Extension Professionals Board of Directors and served as the JCEP liaison to the ECOP Budget and Legislative Committee in the early 2000s.  

 

2017 National Epsilon Sigma Phi Recognition Recipients

National Distinguished Service Ruby Award
A Scott Reed / Oregon Gamma Chapter
 
 
Northeast Region
 
Distinguished Service Award
Jeannette Rea Keywood / NJ Alpha Xi Chapter
Continued Service Award
Nancy Kadwill-Brand / PA Alpha Omicron Chapter
Mid Career Service Award
Melinda Graver / PA Alpha Omicron Chapter
Early Career Service Award
Jocelyn Koller / Maryland Tau Chapter
Administrative Leadership Award
Brad Paleg / Maryland Tau Chapter
Visionary Leadership Award
Jeffrey D Myers / Maryland Tau Chapter
International Service Award
Robin Brumfield / New Jersey Alpha Xi Chapter
Diversity Multicultural - Individual
Lisa Gonzales / Maryland Tau Chapter
Distinguished Team
Elaine Long Bailey – Calvert 4-H Chesapeake Outdoor Discovery Camp
 
 
Southern Region
 
Distinguished Service Award
Shirley Williamson / Georgia Alpha Beta Chapter
Continued Service Award
Elizabeth L. Andress / Georgia Alpha Beta Chapter
Mid Career Service Award
Daphne Richards / Texas Alpha Zeta Chapter
Early Career Service Award
Raghuwinder “Raj” Singh / LA Alpha Alpha Chapter
Administrative Leadership Award
Kenneth Jones / Kentucky Alpha Kappa Chapter
Visionary Leadership Award
Judith L Warren / Texas Alpha Zeta Chapter
International Service Award
Charles Overstreet / Louisiana Alpha Alpha Chapter
Diversity Multicultural - Individual
Edda Z. Cotto-Rivera / Georgia Alpha Beta Chapter
Diversity Multicultural –Team - tie
Ninfa Pena-Purcel – Equipping and Empowering Minorities with Diabetes Education / Texas Alpha Zeta Chapter
Diversity Multicultural –Team - tie
Patricia J. West – Around the World with 4-H / Georgia Alpha Beta
Distinguished Team
Christopher Sneed -  Farmers’ Fresh Market / Tennessee Omega Chapter
 
 
North Central Region
 
Distinguished Service Award
Beverly Maltsberger / Missouri Alpha Tau Chapter
Continued Service Award
Jeff King / Ohio Alpha Eta Chapter
Mid Career Service Award
Eric Barrett / Ohio Alpha Eta Chapter
Early Career Service Award
Dan Marzu / Wisconsin Alpha Sigma Chapter
Administrative Leadership Award
Gayle Price / Kansas Alpha Rho Chapter
Visionary Leadership Award
Gregory Davis / Ohio Alpha Eta Chapter
International Service Award
Bonnie Wichtner-Zoia / Michigan Alpha Psi Chapter
Diversity Multicultural - Individual
Angela Holmes / Ohio Alpha Eta Chapter
Diversity Multicultural - Team
Susan Hogan - In the Garden 4-H Special Interest SPIN Club (SPIN) Club / Ohio Alpha Eta Chapter
Distinguished Team

Mary Ann Schilling - Dollars During Development / Wisconsin Alpha Sigma Chapter

 
 
Western Region
 
Distinguished Service Award
Scott Cotton / Wyoming Eta Chapter
Continued Service Award
John Williams / Oregon Gamma Chapter
Mid Career Service Award - tie
Lynette Ranney Black / Oregon Gamma Chapter
Mid Career Service Award - tie
Irene Shonle / Colorado Zeta Chapter
Early Career Service Award
Jamie Davis / Oregon Gamma Chapter
Administrative Leadership Award
Joey Peutz / Idaho Theta Chapter
Visionary Leadership Award
Pamela Rose / Oregon Gamma Chapter
International Service Award
Ross Penhallegon / Oregon Gamma Chapter
Diversity Multicultural Individual
Mark Platten / Colorado Zeta Chapter
Distinguished Team - tie
Stacey MacArthur – Discover 4-H Clubs / Utah Iota Chapter
Distinguished Team - tie
Carole Smith - SNACZ (Students Now Advocating to Create (healthy snacking) Zones / Oregon Gamma Chapter
It’s That Time of Year!

Yes it is that time of year when there is a lot going on for ESP.  With the end of winter coming up quickly there are some things that need your attention.

clockFirst have you paid your dues?  They were due on February 1st.  Did you forget, not a problem we will still take dues for the 2017 campaign.  We will be moving all of our membership to the online Wild Apricot system in June of 2017 so we will take a break for a week or so to be able to get everyone moved to the new system. 

Next, it is time for recognition of our members.  All recognition submissions from the chapters must be received by March 1st.  Many chapters have been using our online recognition system so if that is the case all of those chapters applications are in our database and all we need is a submission of the National Recognition Submission Form which is online and tells us which of your applicants have been selected to be considered for regional or national awards.  The National Recognition Submission Form is also due by March 1.
Money

 We have some scholarships that are available for those wishing to get some financial assistance to attend professional development opportunities.  The Angus Professional Development Scholarship applications for the next round are due on March 1st.  There is still money available for chapters wishing to do a professional development activity using the Professional Development Grants.  These grant applications are due March 1st.  Finally the Redinger Administrator Leader Scholarships which are available to a first time attendee, who has some administrative responsibility, to the ESP National Conference in 
Wilmington, NC in October 2017 will be due by May 1st.  Last year we did not receive enough 
 applications to give out all of these scholarships, we do not want a repeat of that this year.

SpeakerWe are seeking proposals to present concurrent sessions, ignite sessions and poster sessions at the 2017 ESP National Conference in Wilmington, NC in October.  This is an excellent opportunity to share your knowledge and experiences with your Extension colleagues.  There will be stipends for those who are selected to present at the conference this fall, so it is an excellent way to get some help getting to the conference.  The proposals are to be submitted online at the ESP website and the deadline has been extended to April 7th, so don’t put it off any longer! Submit a proposal!

LeaderFinally, we are seeking candidates to fill the expiring terms of the Northeast Region Vice President, the Western Region Vice President and the National 2nd Vice President who will also come from the Western Region this year.  These are excellent opportunities for individuals to gain national leadership experience.  The applications for these positions are due on April 1st

Introducing the 2016 Distinguished Ruby Award Winner

Dr. Pennie Crinion, University of Illinois / Alpha Nu Chapter

Crinion, PennieFollowing high school graduation, Dr. Pennie Crinion entered Eastern Illinois University and completed a Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a major in home economics and was issued a certification to teach levels K-12. While attending EIU she was elected and served several terms on the Student Senate and managed the Student Senate campus instructor evaluation system.

Dr. Crinion completed a Masters of Education in Home Economics Education degree by commuting to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to attend classes while working as Extension Assistant Adviser, Home Economics in Vermilion County, Illinois. Her coursework focused on child development and educational methodology.

After taking a few non-degree courses while employed on the campus of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Crinion formally enrolled in the doctoral Administration, Higher, and Continuing Education program and completed both on campus and off-campus courses after rejoining Extension. During her degree pursuit, she was selected as the University of Illinois student representative to attend the Seventh Annual Seminar on Higher Education Policy in March of 1985. Following completion of her dissertation evaluation of the effects of merit scholarships on college enrollment decisions, she was awarded her degree in May of 1989.

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