Recent News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:50:29 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management - Version 2.5.14 en-gb 2013 Chapter Awards

The following Chapters were recognized for Chapter of Merit and Acheivement in Chapter Membership at the Galaxy IV Meeting

Chapter of Merit


Kansas / Alpha Rho

Alabama / Alpha Pi

Texas / Alpha Zeta

Oregon / Gamma

Wisconsin / Alpha Sigma

Indiana / Alpha Lambda

Georgia / Alpha Beta


South Carolina / Alpha Phi

Tennessee / Omega

Arkansas / Alpha Iota

Kentucky / Alpha Kappa

Louisiana / Alpha Alpha

New Jersey / Alpha Xi


Idaho / Theta


Iowa / Alpha Mu

Achievement in Chapter Membership

1st Place - Tennessee / Omega

2nd Place - Kansas / Alpha Rho

3rd Place - Kentucky / Alpha Kappa

4th Place - Wisconsin / Alpha Sigma

5th Place - Idaho / Theta

6th Place - Oregon / Gamma

7th Place - South Carolina / Alpha Phi

8th Place - Florida / Alpha Delta

9th Place - Texas / Alpha Zeta

10th Place - Arkansas / Alpha Iota

11th Place - New Jersey / Alpha Xi

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2012 Ruby Recipient

Hastings-Shirley-2012Rubyc2012 Distinguished Service Ruby Recipient -
Dr. Shirley Welch Hastings
 Dr. Shirley Welch Hastings, who has served as Professor and Associate Dean for the University of Tennessee Extension Family Consumer Sciences, The University of Tennessee College of Education, Health and Human Sciences for the past 12 years, has been selected to receive this year’s Distinguished Service Ruby Award. 

]]> (Bob Ohlensehlen) Recent News Thu, 20 Feb 2014 06:05:41 +0000
MRRC Webinar

The Membership, Recruiting and Retention Committee holds Webinar.

The MRR Committee held a webinar on January 14th to provide training for Chapter Presidents, Chapter Treasurers and Chapter Membership Chairs. The training was centered around the conduct and reporting of the annual membership campaign. If you were unable to attend but would like to view the webinar it is now online and available for viewing by going to – ESP Chapters Tracking Members and Paying Dues Demystified

]]> (Bob Ohlensehlen) Recent News Wed, 15 Jan 2014 09:53:08 +0000
2014 JCEP Leadership Conference

2014 JCEP Leadership Conference – Early Bird Deadline: January 24

The theme for this year’s JCEP Leadership Conference is “Empowering Leaders for the Next Century.” This professional development conference is open to all members of the six Extension associations. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown in Memphis, TN, February 11 – 13, 2014.

The purpose of the conference is:

  • To provide top-quality professional and leadership development training
  • To provide networking opportunities for members, associations and states
  • To provide associations an opportunity to provide training for their members
  • To conduct association business

The keynote speaker for the conference is David Mitchell who will share his presentation, “The Power of Understanding People: The Leadership Difference.” The name of Dave’s company is The Leadership Difference. He is not content to just talk to his audience. He believes his responsibility is to ensure that participants can use the information. You can find more information about the speaker at:

New to this conference for 2014 is the opportunity to attend three concurrent sessions presented by Extension colleagues on a variety of leadership topics. You can find a listing of the sessions that will offered as well as information on additional conference events on the conference schedule at:

Don’t delay – register now at: Early bird registration is $250 and is available until January 24th at 5 p.m. EST.  Room rates are $129 + 15.95% tax for single, double, triple, or quad. The room block rates will only apply to reservations made by January 24th.

]]> (Bob Ohlensehlen) Recent News Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00:55:15 +0000
2013 - National Friends of Extension

2013 National Friends of Extension

Each year Epsilon Sigma Phi recognizes individuals who have contributed to the support and success of Extension programs across the country.  Awards are made in the following categories: elected official, business and Extension Volunteer.  The contribution that these individuals make are extremely important in the states and communities where they provide assistance.  This year there were nineteen individuals that were nominated by the ESP chapter in their state and the following four applicants were selected from the nineteen to receive the prestigious Friend of Extension Award for 2013.  Meet the 2013 Epsilon Sigma Phi, National Friends of Extension.

]]> (Bob Ohlensehlen) Recent News Thu, 26 Sep 2013 05:06:58 +0000
2013 Scholarship Recipients

Kathy Bruynis, Alpha Eta Chapter of Ohio

Gae Broadwater, Alpha Kappa Chapter of Kentucky

Alpha Xi Chapter of New Jersey— Barbara O’Neill

Rusty Collins, Zeta Chapter of Colorado Forrest Connelly, Alpha Beta Chapter of Georgia
Margie Hudson, Omega Chapter of Tennessee
Renee Myers, Alpha Iota Chapter of Arkansas
Kathy Bruynis, Alpha Eta Chapter of Ohio

Donna Green, Alpha Eta Chapter of Ohio
Elaine Courtney, Alpha Delta Chapter of Florida
Nav Ghimire, Alpha Sigma Chapter of Wisconsin
Stephen Beck, Omicron Chapter of Oklahoma

]]> (Bob Ohlensehlen) Recent News Fri, 30 Aug 2013 04:54:05 +0000
JCEP Prof of Year Award

JCEP Announces Professional of Year Award

The Joint Council of Extension Professionals have instituted a new award available to members of the JCEP member organizations.

One award of $1000 and one plaque will be presented to an extension professional from each JCEP organizations (ANREP, ESP, NACDEP, NACAA, NAE4-HA, and NEAFCS) with a maximum of six (6) awards per calendar year.

The award is the Professional of the Year Award.  The award will be given annually to a member of each of the JCEP Organizations. The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who demonstrate successful interdisciplinary partnerships across many program areas with colleagues and stakeholders for consistent programs of excellence for a significant part of their extension career. Impact at the local, regional, state or national level is essential. 

Nominations for the award are due January 15, 2014.  For further information and a nomination form see the JCEP website at JCEP Forms and Applications.



]]> (Bob Ohlensehlen) Recent News Thu, 18 Jul 2013 09:07:29 +0000
2013 Recognition Recipients

2013 Award Winners Announced

Thanks to all of our chapters that took the time to review the excellent recognition applications that we received this year and to cast their votes to select the following outstanding Extension Professionals that will be honored at the ESP National Conference to be held at Galaxy IV in Pittsburgh, PA, September 16-20, 2013.

Congratulations to all who were selected  to present at Galaxy and to all of those who were nominated for awards at the chapter level and especially to the nearly 200 applicants that were submitted for national and regional consideration.

]]> (Bob Ohlensehlen) Recent News Fri, 07 Jun 2013 01:09:00 +0000
Regional VP Elections

Regional Vice President Elections Moved
to National Conference

Every two years we elect a new set of Regional Vice Presidents, normally this has been done at what used to be the JCEP Regional Meetings.  It has been several years since the regional meetings have gone to a single meeting.  Since attendance at the JCEP Leadership Conference meeting is much less than it used to be at the regional meetings, the National Council voted to change the elections to be held at the 2012 National Conference in Mobile.  This means that the due date for the Regional Vice President applications have been moved until July 1st.

]]> (Bob Ohlensehlen) Recent News Fri, 02 Dec 2011 05:30:22 +0000
Chapter Reports Due

Remember Chapter Reports Are Due For Use At
JCEP Leadership Conference

Each chapter is to submit an Annual Chapter Report once per year.  The reports are used for discussion and for  sharing during the ESP portion of the JCEP Leadership Conference that is coming up February 7-9 in San Antonio, Texas.  The reports have become an important part of the discussion at the conference.  In addition some of the national committees have used the information found in these reports to assist in developing projects that will be beneficial to all chapters as they perform their work. 

Normally these reports are completed by the Chapter President or someone they designate to do the report on their behalf.  This last year we had an excellent response with almost thirty reports being submitted.  If you are interested the reports are posted on the website as soon as we have received them.  Annual Chapter Reports dating back to 2004 are posted on the website under the Report menu item in the For More Information menu.  This years reports can be entered by selecting the Chapter Reports item in the Upcoming Deadlines menu.

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