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June 17, 2010

New Greene County Extension director named

Shenile Lamar Rothwell-Ford, long-time family and consumer sciences agent with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in Greene County, has been named to direct the county's Cooperative Extension program.

Rothwell-Ford's appointment as Green Extension director was announced by Dr. Joe Zublena, interim director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at North Carolina State University, and Don Davenport, Greene County manager. She succeeds Stan Dixon, who retired last year.

Rothwell-Ford has been an extension family and consumer sciences agent in Greene County since 1993. She has won a number of extension awards, including the Early Career Award given by the North Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and the association's Continued Excellence Award. Rothwell-Ford holds bachelor's and master's degrees from North Carolina Central University, the bachelor's in home economics and the master's in home economics education.

"Shenile has had an active family and consumer science program for 17 years in Green County, and we are looking forward to her serving the county in her new capacity as county extension director," said Greg Hoover, director of extension's southeast district, which includes Greene County. "Her dedication to extension and the people of the county will serve her well as she works to build on past success and moves extension forward."

D. Caldwell

Posted by Dave at June 17, 2010 01:04 PM