Congratulations to Scholarship Winners

There were excellent applications for the PILD, Professional Development Mini-Grant and McKinney Public Issues Scholarships this year.  The committee has made their recommendation to the ESP National Board and the Board has approved the awarding of the following scholarships and grants for 2011.

The Professional Development Mini-Grant for $1,000 was awarded to the Alpha Upsilon Chapter in Nebraska.  There application was to provide a public issues education forum to educate University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension staff of the role of Extension in current public issues. The intended outcome of this forum will be: increased understanding of Extension's public issues programming; the ever-changing landscape of current issues; how working with community issues build support for Extension and to provide Public Issues Professional Development for ESP Members.  Cindy Strasheim will provide the leadership for the team of the six ESP members who are members of the successful team.

The McKinney Public Issues Scholarship, which is provided by Mike McKinney a life member of the Alpha Delta Chapter in Florida is being presented to Ronald Rainey -Arkansas.  Mike spent much of his career working in Public Issues programming.  Mike was also the Southern Regional Vice President a few years ago.

The Development fund is funding four $600 PILD Scholarships which are being presented to:  Stacey Warner - Kansas, North Central Region;  Susan Plassmeier - Indiana, North Central Region;  Kathryn Alsat - Virginia, Southern Region and  Frank Burris - Oregon,  Western Region.  Jennifer McAllister - Texas, Southern Region, who had been identified by the committee as alternate will receive the scholarship since one of those chosen to receive a scholarhip is unable to accept/attend PILD.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL RECIPIENTS!

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Elevator Speech - Mohamed Khan
Elevator Speech - Mohamed Khan

Elevator Speech by Mohamed Khan from the North Dakota Chapter given at the 2014 Annual Conference. The contest was sponsored by the ESP National Public Issues Committee.

First Place Speech - Michelle Parrot
First Place Speech - Michelle Parrot

Michelle Parrott of the Tennessee Chapter was selected as the first place winner of the Public Issues Committee Elevator Speech Contest. The contest was sponsored by the ESP National Public Issues Committee.

Third Place Speech (tie) - Phyllis Harris
Third Place Speech (tie) - Phyllis Harris

Tying for Third Place in the Elevator Speech Contest was Phyllis Harris of the Indiana Chapter in the contest sponsored by the Public Issues Committee.

Elevator Speech by Annetta Jones
Elevator Speech by Annetta Jones

An Elevator Speech given by Annetta Jones of the Indiana Chapter at the 2014 National Conference. The contest was sponsored by the ESP National Public Issues Committee.

Elevator Speech by Sally Lindquist
Elevator Speech by Sally Lindquist

An Elevator Speech given by Sally Lindquist of the Kansas Chapter at the 2014 National Conference. The contest was sponsored by the ESP National Public Issues Committee.

Third Place Speech (tie) - Mary Ann Leinhart Cross
Third Place Speech (tie) - Mary Ann Leinhart Cross

Tying for Third Place in the Elevator Speech Contest was Mary Ann Leinhart Cross of the Indiana Chapter in the contest sponsored by the Public Issues Committee

Elevator Speech by Cindy Kinder
Elevator Speech by Cindy Kinder

An Elevator Speech given by Cindy Kinder of the Idaho Chapter at the 2014 National Conference. The contest was sponsored by the ESP National Public Issues Committee.

Elevator Speech by Pamela Jacobs
Elevator Speech by Pamela Jacobs

An Elevator Speech given by Pamela Jacobs of the Illinois Chapter at the 2014 National Conference. The contest was sponsored by the ESP National Public Issues Committee.