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Apply for WEDA Awards of Excellence for outstanding outreach

Applications are being sought for the Western Extension Directors Association (WEDA) Awards of Excellence. This award recognizes Cooperative Extension outreach education programming that has achieved outstanding accomplishments, results and impacts in addressing contemporary issues in one or more of the 13 states and four territories in the western region. It is anticipated that recipients of the award will include mature programs with documented impacts.

The WEDA Award of Excellence may be given to a total of three programs that represent the work of an individual or multidisciplinary team within a single or multistate/territory setting. If warranted, at least one of the three awards will be given to a multistate/territory program.

Applications may be submitted to WEDA only by extension directors. In California, Vice President Glenda Humiston will submit the applications.

Anyone in UC ANR may recommend potential awardees by completing and submitting an application package. Self-nominations are appropriate. All UC ANR applications must be submitted to WEDA by Humiston to be accepted for consideration.

Humiston may submit up to two program submissions per year. Therefore, an internal application process will be used. All applications for the internal competition must be submitted to Mark Bell, vice provost of strategic initiatives and statewide programs, at on or before Feb. 20, 2018, using a specific format.

Previous WEDA Award of Excellence winning programs cannot be resubmitted. Programs nominated for WEDA Awards of Excellence but not selected can be resubmitted for future consideration, including those recognized as Honorable Mention.

Please see the guidelines for preparing an application package at For more information, contact Bell directly at (530) 750-1288 or

“Given the strength of UC ANR programs throughout the state, I suspect California will be very competitive again this year,” said Wendy Powers, associate vice president. “This is a great opportunity to have your efforts recognized!”

Posted on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 9:48 PM

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