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Personnel Notes – July 2019   arrow

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Best wishes to…

Patrick Pulis and his wife, Rebecca! They got married on June 1 in Greeley, CO.

Welcome to…

Andrew Reed as a new Extension State Classified employee. Andrew started as an Administrative Assistant in Montrose County of the Tri River Area on June 26. Great to have you!

AWARD DOLLARS RECEIVED

No award dollars were received since the last Personnel Note.

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 Kaylie McKenna at kaylie.mckenna@colostate.edu and provide her the information so we can recognize your success. 

The Personnel Directory is updated as of July 1, 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 colleague this month.

PERSONNEL UPDATE

As of July 1, 2019

FRONT RANGE REGION – JoAnn Powell

Regional
Extension Regional Specialist, Diversity and Engagement, Denver Metro Area, #27-19
The position is being advertised with a deadline of July 18.

Adams County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #TBD
Lacey Taylor accepted a position in Cheyenne County June 3. This position is under review.

Boulder County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #29-19
The position is being advertised with a deadline of July 16.

Douglas County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock, #16-19
Kirsten Cowan accepted this position effective July 22. Kirsten received her BS in animal science from the University of New Hampshire and her master’s in education from Saint Joseph’s College.

Extension Program Associate, 4-H Youth Development/Leadership, #18-19
The position is being advertised with a deadline of July 23.

Extension Program Associate, Horticulture and Extension Programs, #28-19
The position is under review by Human Resources.

El Paso County
Extension Director, #20-19
Jonathan Vrabec accepted this position effective August 1. Jonathan is currently serving as the 4-H Youth Development and Agriculture Agent in Arapahoe County. He has been with Extension for over 21 years.

Extension Program Associate, Colorado Master Gardener, Horticulture (0.5 FTE), #25-19
The search committee is reviewing applications.

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Leadership, #33-19
The position is under review by Human Resources.

Jefferson County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Outreach & Enrichment, #21-19
Interviews are scheduled for July 11 and 12.

Larimer County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock, #17-19
Brittani Kirkland accepted this position effective September 3. Brittani received her BS in animal science from the University of Florida and her MS in animal science from Oklahoma State.

PEAKS AND PLAINS REGION – Bill Nobles

Chaffee County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Family & Consumer Science, #34-19
Christy Fitzpatrick retired May 17. This position is under review by Human Resurces.

Fremont County
Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Science, 4-H Youth Development, #TBD
Verla Noakes will be retiring August 31.

Lincoln County
Extension Director and Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture, #26-19
The search committee is reviewing applications.

Logan County
Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Science, #TBD
Tara Fundus resigned June 11. The position is under review.

Morgan County
Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, #14-19
Joanna Harris accepted this position effective August 1. Joanna received her BS in human nutrition and food from the University of Wyoming.

Pueblo County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #31-19
The position is being advertised with a deadline of July 2.

GOLDEN PLAINS AREA

Kit Carson County
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Family & Consumer Science, #32-19
This was a failed search (#24-19). This position is under review by Human Resources.

Phillips County
Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Science, #TBD
Tracy Trumper is resigning July 29. The position is under review.

WESTERN REGION – C. J. Mucklow

Rio Blanco County
Extension Director and Agent, Agriculture, 4-H Youth Development, #19-19
Linda Masters accepted the position effective July 15. Linda received her BS in watershed management, a MS in rangeland management, and a MS in hydrology/hydrogeology from the University of Nevada.

TRI RIVER AREA

Montrose County
Area Extension Agent, Agriculture/Agriculture Marketing, #22-19
Finalist interviews are scheduled for July 9.

STATE STAFF

Business Manager, State Extension Fiscal Department, #30-19
The position is under review by Human Resources.

All items for Extension Personnel Notes should be sent to Kaylie McKenna at kaylie.mckenna@colostate.edu.

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Merielle Stamm

Name: Merielle Stamm

Title: Extension Agent – 4-H Youth Development

Location: Denver County

Date of Hire: June 2019

Personal Information: I grew up in Lexington, MA. As an avid outdoor enthusiast, I like to spend my time hiking, biking, rock climbing, and backpacking. I also enjoy cooking, eating, traveling, and ceramics.

Job Experience: Prior to moving to Colorado, I worked as the Program Specialist for the Center for Teaching Excellence at Southern Methodist University. During my master’s program at Penn State I worked as a graduate assistant for the College of Agricultural. My graduate thesis research and its focus on international agriculture and development has taken me to South Africa and Mexico. Prior to graduate school, I worked for several nonprofits, and as a 4-H educator in both Massachusetts and Texas.

Education:
2014 B.S. Agricultural Sciences Concentration: Sustainable Agriculture, Minor International Agriculture and Rural Development, Cornell University
2018 M.S. Agriculture and Extension Education & International Agriculture and Development, The Pennsylvania State University