Several OSU Extension professionals were also recognized at the 2021 NEAFCS virtual annual session last week. Melinda Hill, FCS educator in Wayne County, was recognized as the 2021 National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Educator of the Year. Several other Ohio FCS educators were recognized during the Central region awards ceremony. Jackie Kirby Wilkins received the Distinguished Service Award. Christine Kendle and Michelle Treber received Continued Excellence awards. Misty Harmon received the Past President’s new Professional Award from the Central region. Emily Marrision received first place for communications radio or podcast. Kathy Tutt and team received second place for communications television/video. Jami Dellifield and team received first place for excellence in multi-state collaboration. Jami Dellifield and another team received first place for excellence in teamwork. Kate Shumaker and team received second place for food safety. Tammy Jones and team received second place for marketing package. Laura Stanton received third place for social media education.
Numerous other OSU Extension professionals are being recognized by their professional associations this fall as well. We plan to share a more complete list before year-end.