To celebrate the work of individuals and teams, awards are presented during Fall Extension Conference. Below is a list of some of the awards that are presented during the conference. Explore the various awards using the links to the right.

John Hannah Award

The John Hannah Award recognizes superior Extension programs that are developed and carried out by MSU Extension professional staff members who are appointed by the MSU Board of Trustees. It is considered the most prestigious of the Extension awards as it recognizes the excellence of the program.

The award was established when Dr. John Hannah retired as president of Michigan State University. The members of the agent and specialist associations voluntarily contributed funds for a “suitable memorial to Dr. Hannah that would encourage professional achievement among Extension staff.” The earnings from these gifts, plus any further gifts are used to support the award.

Key Partner Award

The Key Partner award recognizes individuals, organizations, media, special MSU programs and government officials who have made significant contributions to creating, improving or promoting MSU Extension programs. The MSU Extension director grants the award. The award is determined based on nominations from staff, faculty, retirees and volunteers.

State Friend of Extension Award

The State Friend of Extension Award from the Michigan Chapter of ESP recognizes individuals who truly have been friends of Extension. Their efforts may have been to help promote programs, represent us as lay leaders, serve as key program development persons, act as program collaborators or support MSU Extension in other ways. Past recipients have come from organizations, media, MSU, local government and private business. 

Staff Merit Awards

Staff awards given by the MSU Extension director include:

•          Meritorious Service, Educator

•          Meritorious Service, Program Instructor/Associate/Assistant

•          Meritorious Service, Specialist/Program Leader

•          Meritorious Service, Support Staff

Staff awards given by the I-Team (MSU Extension eXtension Institutional Team) include:

•          Ask an Expert

•          Community of Practice (CoP)

•          Technology in Programs

2017 Awards

Download the 2017 Awards Program

2016 Awards

Download the 2016 Awards Program

2015 Awards

Download the 2015 Awards Program

2014 Awards

Download the 2014 Awards Program

View Images from the 2014 Awards Dinner

Awards Archive

Past Award Recipients

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