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Congratulations to…

The Larimer County Extension Office as they were recently awarded a grant! Sue Schneider is the PI on an award from NextFifty Initiative called Senior Access Points of Larimer County: Improving Information Access for Rural and Isolated Residents for $149,500 effective January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2020. Way to go Sue!

Tom Hooten was awarded a grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, for Radon Education in Montezuma and Delores Counties in the amount of $9,326. Congratulations Tom! 

Sympathies to…

Alvie Rothe and family as his wife, Janet Rothe passed away on December 23, 2018. Janet and Alvie were both former Extension Agents in Colorado. Online condolences and obituary can be found using the link. https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/greeley-co/janet-rothe-8098141 

Welcome to…

Liz Duncan and Sylvia Worcester as new Extension State Classified Staff! Liz started as the Administrative Assistant for Montrose County on December 3 and Sylvia will be an Administrative Assistant for Douglas County effective January 14. Great to have you both!

Save the Date!

CSU Extension will host Forum October 21 – 25, 2019. More information to come in the following months.

AWARD DOLLARS RECEIVED

New Extension Awards
Investigators Sponsor Title Total Award Amount
Jan Carroll PI USDA/Pennsylvania State University. “CYFAR Coaches” continuation year, 9/1/18-8/31/19 $22,673

 Notification of awards received is taken monthly from a CSU Sponsored Programs report. If you are the recipient(s) of an award(s) that did not go through Sponsored Programs, please email Susan Harris at susan.harris@colostate.edu and provide her the information so we can recognize your success. 

The Personnel Directory is updated as of January 7, 2019. If you are interested in a hard copy, go to http://extension.colostate.edu/staff-directory/ then click on “Printable Personnel Directory.”

Be sure to check out our new colleagues this month.

PERSONNEL UPDATE

As of January 7, 2019

FRONT RANGE REGION – JoAnn Powell

Denver County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #42-18
Interviews are scheduled for January 24 and 25.

Douglas County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Outreach, #TBD
Mary Baldwin retired November 30. The position is under review.

El Paso County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Leadership, #05-19
Interviews are scheduled for January 30 and 31.

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock, #06-19
Interviews are scheduled for February 7 and 8.

Jefferson County
Extension Agent, Natural Resources, #38-18
Mari Johnson has accepted the position effective January 28. Mari received a BS in natural resource conservation from the University of Montana and her MS in environmental policy and management from the University of Denver.

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock, #03-19
Interviews are scheduled for February 6 and 7.

Larimer County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock, #35-18
This is a failed search. It is under review.

PEAKS AND PLAINS REGION – Bill Nobles

Custer County
Extension Director, #36-18
Guinevere Nelson has accepted the position effective January 2. She received a BS in biology and MS in environmental management from Western Colorado University.

Morgan County
Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, #01-19
This is a failed search. It is under review.

Park County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #TBD
The position is under review.

Pueblo County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #11-19
The position is being advertised with a deadline of January 24.

GOLDEN PLAINS AREA

Kit Carson
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock, #TBD
Mick Livingston retired January 2. The position is under review.

Yuma County
Area Extension Agent, Livestock, #40-18
Travis Taylor has accepted the position. Travis has served as the Lincoln County Director for the past nine years and will continue so until his effective date of June 3.

SOUTHEAST AREA

Cheyenne County
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture Business Management, Livestock/Range, #08-19
The position is being advertised with a deadline of January 10.

Kiowa County
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture, Natural Resources, #07-19
The position is being advertised with a deadline of January 8.

WESTERN REGION – C. J. Mucklow

La Plata County
Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, #02-19
Interviews are scheduled for January 29 and 30.

Rio Blanco County
Extension Director and Agent, Agriculture, 4-H Youth Development, #09-19
The position is under review.

TRI RIVER AREA

Mesa County
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #34-18
Melissa Tabke has accepted the position effective January 14. She received a BS and MS in animal science from Texas Tech University.

Area Extension Program Associate, Horticulture, #41-18
Christine Prins has accepted the position effective January 14. She received a BS in biology at Calvin College and MS in botany from Colorado State University.

Montrose County
Area Extension Agent, Small Acreage Management, #TBD
Isacc Munoz retired December 7. The position is under review.

Regional

Extension Specialist, Small Acreage Management, #TBD
John Rizza has resigned effective February 11. The position is under review.

STATE STAFF

Director of Communications, #10-19
The position closed on December 19. The committee is reviewing applications.

State Master Gardener Coordinator, #04-19
The position is being advertised with a deadline of January 31.

Assistant Director, Professional Development, #39-18
The committee is reviewing applications. Interviews are scheduled for February 18 and 19.

All items for CSU Extension Personnel Notes should be sent to Sue Harris at susan.harris@colostate.edu.


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Denyse Schrenker

Name: Denyse Schrenker

Title: Extension Agent – Horticulture and Small Acreage Management

Location: Eagle County

Date of Hire: December 2018

Personal Information: I am from a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. I enjoy hiking with my dog, skiing, and cycling. I also enjoy kayaking but I am used to the wide, slow rivers in Missouri!

Job Experience: Most recently, I was Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania where I helped start a variety of projects and educational programming. Before that, I worked for Monsanto and a small start-up biotech company.

Education:
2011 B.S. Agricultural Science, Truman State University
2014 M.S. Agronomy, Penn State University