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​Awards

PUCESA presents eight awards each year, primarily to its members. Descriptions of each award, nomination requirements, deadlines, and application instructions appear below.   ALL  2019 APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NOVEMBER 4th, 2019 by 5pm!!!!!

Please email all nomination materials as a single pdf to the Awards Committee Chair, Kara Stewart, krstewart@purdue.edu.  Title the pdf submission packet with the name of the award follwed by the name of the person being nominated (E.g., Ann Hancook_Stewart). If a group is nominated follow use the title of the group behind the name of the award (E.g., Team Award_Master Cattleman).


​​​​​The Spirit of Extension

The Spirit of Extension Award is given to an individual, organization, or business not employed at Purdue for outstanding service or contributions to specialists’ programs, services or practices.  The aim is to recognize outstanding contributions of time, expertise, and/or support for PUCESA and its members.  Primary criteria for the award include one or more of the following: (1) demonstrated support for a specific PUCESA project; (2) significant contribution through a PUCESA collaboration or partnership; or (3) continuous support for PUCESA mission and goals.

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Ann Hancook Award

The Ann Hancook​​ Award is co-sponsored by IEEA, PUCESA, and the Alpha Lambda Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi. The award recognizes cooperation between Extension Educators and Specialists in programs that focus on families.

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Early-Career Award

The Early-Career Award recognizes an Extension Specialist with less than 10 years of service. Recipients must demonstrate Extension leadership; excellence in delivering public education programs; innovative approaches to program development and delivery; outreach efforts to county Extension Educators; research that benefits Extension clientele through practical application; or through demonstrated collaboration with county Educators, agencies, or community leaders.

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Mid-Career Award

The Mid-Career Award recognizes an Extension specialist with 11-20 years of service. Recipients must demonstrate Extension leadership; excellence in delivering public education programs; innovative approaches to program development; outreach efforts to county Extension Educators; research that benefits Extension clientele through practical application; or demonstrated collaboration with county Educators, agencies, or community leaders.​

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Career Award

The Career Award recognizes an Extension Specialist with more than 20 years of service. Recipients must demonstrate Extension leadership; excellence in delivering public education programs; innovative approaches to program development and delivery; outreach efforts to county Extension Educators; research that benefits Extension clientele through practical application; or through demonstrated collaboration with county Educators, agencies, or community leaders.

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Leadership Award

The Leadership Award recognizes an individual’s leadership and contribution to a specific and highly effective Extension pprogram. Note: Special Award nominees do not need to be PUCESA members.

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Team Award

The Team Award recognizes innovative Extension Programming by a team of Specialists and their allied partners. Note: Team Award nominees do not need to be PUCESA members.

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Student in Extension Award

The Student in Extension Award is given to a graduate student that has made outstanding contributions to the Cooperative Extension Service and shows exceptional promise in this role. The award recipient receives a cash award of $250.

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Leadership Development Scholarship

The Leadership Development Scholarshipis given to an extension specialist for professional education; attendance at lecrtures, conferences and seminars; or tuition assistance for leadership classes. The award recipient receives an award of $500 toward leadership development program.

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