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Raymond. A. Schindler Excellence in Community Development Award Nominations due by Oct. 15

Consider nominating one or more of your deserving CD colleagues for the 2021 Raymond A. Schindler Excellence in Community Development Extension Award. The $1,500 award recognizes an Extension CD professional for significant programmatic strengths, major contributions, and innovative approaches achieved over the course of his or her Extension career. To once again accommodate for this year’s virtual Extension annual conference, the nomination submission deadline has been moved up to Oct. 15.

You can read complete information about the award, including past recipients, as well as download the nomination form at This award has been named in honor of Raymond A. Schindler, one of the first Extension regional CD specialists who helped shape the Extension CD profession we know today. Ray’s contributions, from the earliest stages of the program area (early 1960s) to the present day as faculty emeritus, have been far reaching and impactful. The award is funded through the Extension CD Endowment. Contact David Civittolo (, interim assistant director for community development, if you have any questions.