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ND Extension educators earn national awards

Rachelle Vettern, leadership/volunteer development specialist in the NDSU Extension Service's Center for 4-H Youth Development, was part of a multistate team who received the Educational Technology Award. (NDSU photo)

Rachelle Vettern, leadership/volunteer development specialist in the NDSU Extension Service's Center for 4-H Youth Development, was part of a multistate team who received the Educational Technology Award. (NDSU photo)

They were honored for their dedication and service to 4-H.

Several North Dakota State University Extension Service agents and a specialist received awards at the recent National Association of Extension 4-H Agents conference in New Orleans, La.

The awards and the recipients were:

Achievement of Service (recognizes recipients for providing 4-H programming for more than three but less than seven years) – Acacia Stuckle, family and consumer sciences and 4-H youth development agent, Emmons County, and Joel Lemer, agriculture and natural resources agent, Foster County

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Distinguished Service (recognizes recipients for providing 4-H programming for seven or more years) – Brian Zimprich, agriculture and natural resources agent, Ransom County, and Carrie Knutson, 4-H youth development agent, Grand Forks County

Meritorious Service (recognizes recipients for providing 4-H programming for 15 or more years) – Jackie Buckley, agriculture and natural resources agent, Morton County

25 Years of Service (recognizes recipients who have been involved in 4-H programming for 25 years) – Deb Lee, family and consumer sciences agent, Ransom County; Macine Lukach, family and consumer sciences agent, Cavalier County; and Marcia Hellandsaas, family and consumer sciences agent, McKenzie County

Educational Technology Award – Team (recognizes the recipients for using technology, such as computers, videos or webpages, to deliver or manage programs; expanding the use of technology in 4-H education; and promoting logical problem-solving techniques using educational technologies – Rachelle Vettern, leadership/volunteer development specialist in the Center for 4-H Youth Development, who was part of a multistate team who developed the online 4-H Volunteer e-Forums.

The North Dakota Association of Extension 4-H Youth Workers nominated these individuals for their dedication and service to 4-H youth.

–NDSU Extension

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