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May 07, 2007

Four Extension faculty honored

North Carolina State University faculty and EPA staff members received Outstanding Extension Service Awards at the Fifth Annual Extension, Engagement, and Economic Development "Celebrating the Engaged University" Awards Dinner. The ceremony was April 23 at the McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education, North Carolina State University. The evening included award presentations and the induction of the newest members of the Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension.

William Hunt III, Extension specialist in biological and agricultural engineering, and David Jordan, Extension specialist in crop science, were inducted into the university's Academy of Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension. The academy induction recognizes and promotes the collaborative and interdisciplinary contributions of faculty working in extension activities universitywide.

Hunt and Jordan were also received Outstanding Extension Awards, along with Rett Davis, Alamance County Extension director, and Kenneth Reeves, Buncombe County Extension director. These awards recognize outstanding faculty and EPA employees of N.C. State University who are engaged in meaningful and beneficial collaboration between the University and external partners and communities. Faculty and EPA staff have a unique and fundamental role within land-grant universities.

They assess needs, develop appropriate programs to address those needs, and often work outside the traditional classroom. Their objectives are to provide education and assistance that will help people make decisions and solve problems. Faculty members team with professional peers to see that relevant knowledge and technology are brought to bear on clients' problems.

Posted by Natalie at May 7, 2007 04:03 PM