Two award opportunities are available this year through the Western Extension Directors Association (WEDA). Please note that applications for both are due March 1, 2021.
The WEDA Awards of Excellence was created in 2005 to recognize Extension outreach education programming that has achieved outstanding accomplishments, results, and impacts in addressing contemporary issues in one or more of the 13 Western states and Pacific Island US Territories. The Western Extension Directors Association (WEDA) Awards of Excellence is offered annually to individuals or multi-discipline teams for single state or multi-state programs. Awards are presented by the Chair of the WEDA. Winners receive a plaque, certificate and monetary stipend in support of their program. The award recipients present a brief seminar at the time of the award presentation, typically during the Western Regional Joint Summer meeting. UCANR can make up to two program submissions. Vice President Humiston will make the final selections. Reception and initial screening of applications will be made by the Academic Assembly Council Program Committee. Their recommendations will be forwarded to the AVP.
The WEDA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Extension Award was created to recognize Extension professionals in the Western Region who have demonstrated excellence in reaching diverse audiences, especially minority and/or traditionally underrepresented populations. Any client or Extension employee may nominate an individual. Self-nominations are also accepted. UCANR can submit one program. Vice President Humiston will make the final selections. Reception and initial screening of applications will be made by the Academic Assembly Council Program Committee. Their recommendations will be forwarded to the AVP.
Submit your applications by March 1, 2021, to Joan Taylor Warren (email@example.com).