Provost's Award for Creative Extension Programming by New Faculty

Purpose/Eligibility

To recognize faculty with a current (at least 25 percent) extension assignment who have made exceptional accomplishments in their first four years of service to MU (Year one: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011 through year four: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014) in the field of extension or continuing education. Individuals with service dates prior to Sept. 1, 2010, will be considered to have more than four years of service and are ineligible to receive this award.

Award

The award is in the amount of $1,000, less applicable taxes.

Nominations

Faculty colleagues, departments, schools/colleges, or recognized campus organizations may nominate individuals.

Do not place nomination materials in a hard binder. The length of the nomination materials is not of primary importance because the final choice will be based on convincing evidence. Nomination materials will not be returned; therefore, the department chair should retain a copy of nomination materials for possible future use. Unsuccessful nominations may be updated and resubmitted in successive years.

Nomination materials should include:

  1. Nomination/Cover Letter
    • Describe the impact of the nominee's extension and continuing education activity or activities that qualify the candidate for nomination.
  2. Supporting letters (limited to five) from clientele served, colleagues, students and peers
  3. Nominee's curriculum vitae

Submissions

Deadline: Feb. 27, 2015 (noon)

Nominations and supporting materials must be submitted by the divisional dean. Submit an electronic version as an email attachment to muprovostawards@missouri.edu, naming each document starting with the applicant's last name followed by a document reference (i.e., Jones-Creative Ext application). Send only the original copy of the entire proposal packet to:

Office of the Deputy Provost
180c General Services Building
(573) 882-6597

Past Recipients

2014 No Award
2013 G. Lee Miller, Plant Sciences
2012 David Schramm, Human Environmental Sciences Extension
2011 William "Justin" Sexten, Animal Sciences
2010 Robert Weaber, State Extension Beef Genetics Specialist
2009 Sarah Hultine, Dent County Community Development Specialist
2008 No award given in 2008
2007 Stephen Ball, Human Environmental Sciences
2006 Kevin Bradley, Agronomy
2005 No Nominations Submitted
2004 Richard Houseman, Plant Sciences
2002 Lewis W. Jett, Plant Sciences
2001 Robert L. Kallenbach, Agronomy
2000 Timothy J. Safranski, Animal Sciences
1999 Sara Gable, Human Development and Family Studies
1998 Carol Bozworth, Consumer and Family Economics
1997 Lynn Pike, Human Development and Family Studies
1996 Susan K. Henson, Textile & Apparel Management
and Mark D. Newcomb, Animal Sciences
1995 Karen B. DeBord, Human Development and Family Studies
1994 Linda Butterfield Cupp, Extension Teaching
1993 James Spain, Animal Sciences
1992 No Award
1991 Carol Mertensmeyer, 4-H Youth Development
1990 Ronald Bates, Animal Sciences
and
Michelle K. Merfeld, Family Economics and Management
1989 Mary McPhail Gray, Human Development and Family Studies
1988 Jack C. Whittier, Animal Sciences   

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