Several staff members of The Cooperative Extension Program at A&T were honored at the awards ceremony of the 2016 North Carolina Cooperative Extension state conference. Faculty, staff and administrators of A&T Extension at N.C. State Extension convene annually to discuss policy and program updates, attend workshops and honor achievement. This year’s conference was held Nov. 14-17 in Raleigh, with the theme, Empowering You = Empowering Others.
A&T Extension honorees are:
- Susan Tyre, 4-H Youth Development agent in Martin County, who received two awards for her work. She is the recipient of the Carolyn Stanley Barnes and George Edward Barnes 4-H graduate education scholarship, and the Dr. R. Marshall and Jan Stewart 4-H Leadership Award.
- Anassou Banna, Hertford County area agent, was also a two-time winner. He received the R.E. Jones Program Award, and the Dr. Russell C. King and Mrs. Connie H. King Extension Program Award.
- Hayley Napier, Montgomery County family and consumer sciences agent, who won two awards as well. Napier received the Ort Family Scholarship for Outstanding Cooperative Extension Personnel, and the Dr. Sandra Zaslow Professional Development Award.
Winners of the 2016 North Carolina State Grange for Excellence Awards included:
- Kenyatta Lanier, a 4-H Youth Development agent who is a member of Wilson County Cooperative Extension, which won the District Team Award for the Southeast District.
- Der Xiong Holcomb, Catawba County Extension agent, who was a program area winner.
- Adam McCurry, Yancey County Extension program assistant, who was recognized in the administrative professional category.
UNC System President Margaret Spellings was the keynote speaker at the opening day luncheon that also included A&T Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. and N.C. State Chancellor Randy Woodson. Click on the link below to hear Spellings discuss why Cooperative Extension is valuable to North Carolina: