Morgantown, W.Va. -- West Virginia University Extension Service’s Families and Health faculty were nationally recognized for their dedication and commitment to meeting the needs of West Virginia individuals, families and communities at the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Session.
The organization educates and recognizes Extension professionals who improve the quality of life across their states by providing education on food preparation, food safety and nutrition, financial management, healthy lifestyles, relationship and parenting skills, and more.
WVU Extension specialists and agents brought home the second place National Community Partnership Award, first place National Educational Curriculum Package Communications and first place National Marketing Package Award for Fayette County Living Well Task Force, Love Your Heart and Rethink Your Drink programs, respectively.
In addition to the three national awards, two WVU Extension agents were recognized for their leadership and professional development efforts. Andi (Bennett) Hoover received the Distinguished Service Award, which is the highest award presented by the organization, and Margaret
Miltenberger received the Continued Excellence Award.
“These conferences allow our faculty and staff to grow, to share and to exchange ideas with other Extension professionals from across the nation,” said WVU Extension Family and Community Development Program Director Tony Michael. “I’m proud of them for delivering these programs to such a high standard that they were nationally recognized by their peers. It demonstrates that our programs are effective at improving West Virginians’ lives daily.”
The primary goal of the WVU Extension Service and its 55 offices throughout the state is to connect the people of West Virginia to the University’s resources and programs. WVU Extension’s agents and specialists work to improve the lifestyles and well-being of youths, workforces, communities, farms and businesses through trusted research in the counties in which they serve.
CONTACT: Lindsay Wiles, WVU Extension Service, 304.293.9490; firstname.lastname@example.org