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Thomas Obreza
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Superior Accomplishment Awards

This program recognizes staff members who contribute outstanding and meritorious service, efficiency and/or economy, or to the quality of life provided to students and employees. Recognition by one’s peers is the highest point of achievement. Division-level award recipients receive cash awards of $200 each, then compete for university-level awards, which offer eight $1,000 and eight $2,000 cash awards. Learn more...

Extension Professional Enhancement Awards

UF/IFAS Extension Administration annually offers 19 Extension Professional Enhancement Awards totaling around $62,000 to deserving UF/IFAS Extension faculty. These awards recognize outstanding extension work and accomplishments, and they provide funding for special program enhancements. Funding is made available through 13 generous donated gifts and endowments. We are very grateful to these strong supporters of UF/IFAS Extension and our faculty.

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For a list of previous winners, click HERE

Professional Development Mini Grants

UF/IFAS Extension Administration provides an opportunity for State and County Extension faculty to compete for a Professional Development Mini‐Grant. Professional growth and development are key factors to job satisfaction and effectiveness. We have funding to support local, state, national, and international initiatives. Individual awards will not exceed $2,500. The Dean for Extension Office will review applications and choose the recipients.

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  • Awards Presentation Archive
  • Professional Development Mini Grant Winners

    2019-2020  (Click for highlighted reports)

    Holly Abeels, Yiannis Ampatzidis, Caitlin Bainum, Rebecca Baldwin, Alicia B-Betancourt, Jennifer Bearden, Ray Bodrey, Jill Breslawski, Vanessa Campoverde, Ethan Carter, Prudence Caskey, Clay Cooper, Heidi Copeland, Judy Corbus, Nikki Crawson, Taylor Davis, LuAnn Duncan, Whitney Elmore, Jane Cant Griffin, Nicole Guay, Lisa Hamilton, Joy Hazell, Molly Jameson, Libbie Johnson, Lisa Krimsky, Daniel Leonard, William Lester, Matt Lollar, Mark Mauldin, Gabriela Murza, Andrea Nikolai, LaToya O'Neal, Latalie Parkell, Natasha Parks, Joshua Patterson, Charles Poliseno, Juanita Popenoe, Chris Prevatt, Jenny Rodriguez, Tatiana Sanchez, Ali Sarkhosh, Nick Simmons, Matt Smith, Danielle Sprague, Karen Stauderman, Melanie Taylor, Laura Tiu, Laura Valencia, Susan Webb, Mia Wilchcombe, Larry Williams, Hannah Wooten, JK Yarborough, Kendra Zamokski

    2018-2019  (Click for highlighted reports)

    Lynn Barber, Charles Barrett, Alyssa Bowers, Shari Bresin, De Broughton, Whitney Cherry, Sarah Ellis, Yolanda Goode, Jane Griffin, Susan Haddock, Heather Janney, Shelly Krueger, Lisa Leslie, William Lester, Mary Lusk, Wendy Lynch, Amanda Marek, Amanda Morgan, Andrea Nikolai, Laurie Osgood, Randall Penn, Charles Poliseno, Chris Prevatt, Sally Scalera, Brittany Scharf, Annie Shaldon, Nick Simmons, Crystal Snodgrass, Stephanie Toelle, Laura Valencia, Carissa Wickens, Mia Wilchombe 

    2017-2018  (Click for highlighted reports)

    Laura Valencia, Daniel Leonard, Kalyn Waters, Julie McConnell, Lisa Hamilton, Linda Seals, Jill Breslawski, Judy Corbus, Blake Thaxton, Stacey Ellison, Brittany Scharf, Maxine Hunter, Matt Lollar, Savanna Barry, Vanessa Campoverde, Holly Abeels, Andrew Koeser, Lara Milligan, Jennison Searcy, Carissa Wickens, Lisa Hickey, Marie Arick, Grantley Ricketts

    2016-2017  (Click for highlighted reports)

    Lynn Barber, Charles Barrett, Alyssa Bowers, Shari Bresin, De Broughton, Whitney Cherry, Sarah Ellis, Yolanda Goode, Jane Griffin, Susan Haddock, Heather Janney, Shelly Krueger, Lisa Leslie, William Lester, Mary Lusk, Wendy Lynch, Amanda Marek, Amanda Morgan, Andrea Nikolai, Laurie Osgood, Randall Penn, Charles Poliseno, Chris Prevatt, Sally Scalera, Brittany Scharf, Annie Sheldon, Nick Simmons, Crystal Snodgrass, Stephanie Toelle, Laura Valencia, Carissa Wickens, Mia Wilchombe

    2015-2016  (Click for highlighted reports)

    Laura Valencia, Daniel Leonard, Kalyn Waters, Julie McConnell, Lisa Hamilton, Linda Seals, Jill Breslawski, Judy Corbus, Blake Thaxton, Stacey Ellison, Brittany Scharf, Maxine Hunter, Matt Lollar, Savanna Barry, Vanessa Campoverde, Holly Abeels, Andrew Koeser, Lara Milligan, Jennison Searcy, Carissa Wickens, Lisa Hickey, Marie Arick, Grantly Ricketts.

    2014-2015  (Click for highlighted reports)

    Soo Ahn, Teresa Badurek, Jamie Cohen, Nichelle Demorest, Julie Dillard, Liz Felter, Steve Futch, Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman, Lisa Hamilton, Angela Hinkle, Molly Jameson, Shelly Krueger, Maia McGuire, Amy Mullins, Elver Pardo, Cindy Sanders, Lloyd Singleton, Lynda Spence, Mike Spranger, Kalan Taylor, Scott Taylor, Patrick Troy, Tripti Vashisth, Mongi Zekri.

    2013-2014  

    Carrie Stevenson, Maria Silveira, heidi Radunovich, Lara Miller, Susan Haddock, Whitney Cherry, Michael Andreau, Roxanne Connelly, Gary Knox, Nichelle Demorest, Julie Dillard, Mark Clark, Kelly Greer, Jamie Cohen, Soohyoun Ahn, Nicole Crawson, Joao Vendramini, Shane Michael.

    2012-2013 

    Heidi Copeland, Elaine Courtney, James Cuda, Michael Davis, Gary England, Julie England, Martie Gillen, Les Harrison, Joy Hazell, Susan Kelly, Heather Kent, Ramona Madhosingh-Hector, Karen Miliffe, Robert Northrop, Annie Petersen, Ronald Rice, Shelley Swenson, Robert Swett, Evangeline Linkous, Jeffrey Gellerman, Kendra Zamojski.

    2011-2012  

    Katherine Allen, Matt Benge, Natalie Bomann, Judy Corbus, Elaine Courtney, Dan Culbert, Julie England, Shepard Eubanks, Bryan Fluech, Eleanor Foerste, Theresa Friday, Aparna Gazula, Mike Goodchild, Yolanda Goode, Elizabeth Gorimani, Amy Harder, Libbie Johnson, Rebecca Jordi, Sherri Kraeft, Barbra Larson, Allison Meharg, Karen Miliffe, Teresa Olczyk, Juanita Popenoe, Ken Rudisill, Norma Samuel, Betty Staugler, Shelley Swenson, Andy Toelle.

    2010-2011  

    Brooke Burn, Betty Miller, Bridget Carlisle, Suzanne Wilson, holly Ober, Lisa Leslie, Stacy Strickland, Jed Dillard, Elaine Courtney, Karen Headlee, Sarah Hensley, Fitzroy Beckford, Stephanie Toelle, Melanie Taylor, Scott Taylor, Julie Dillard, Jane Morse, Mary Sowerby, Martha Maddox, Roy Yanong, Sherri Hood, Maisielin Ross, Brooke Saari, Maria Silveira.

    2009-2010  

    Collin Adcock, Theresa Friday, Juanita Popenoe, Sydney Park Brown, Scott Jackson, Richard Tyson, Tom Wichman, Howard Frank, Philip Koehler, Eileen Buss, J.P. Gellerman, Larry Parsons, Andy Toelle, Carrie Harmon.

    2008-2009  

    Renee Gore, Maia McGuire, Susan Webb, Mary Keith, Cesar Asuaje, Don Sweat, Germaine Pointer, Laura Royer, Edward Evans, Hyun-Jeong Lee, Suzanne Wilson, Shane Michael, Norma Samuel, Brenda Williams, Amy Shober, Jonnali Mayberry, Samantha Kennedy.

    2007-2008  

    Cyndy Mondelus, Danielle Summers, Elaine Courtney, Jo Shuford-Law, Heidi Radunovich, Grisel Negron, Jonathan Crane, Teresa Olczyk, Kiley Harper, Laura Miller, John Stevely, Aaron Palmateer, Robert Gilbert, James Cuda, Bill Mahan, Glenn Israel, William Kern, Brian Cameron, Hank Cothran, Pratap Pullammanappallil.