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Personnel Notes – June 2015   arrow

June 2015

Sympathy to . . .

The family of Diana Laughlin, wife of Jeff Wood, Computer Applications Training Coordinator, passed away on May 28 after a long battle with early onset dementia. A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, June 4, at the Center for Inner Peace, 740 W 15th, Pueblo, CO. Donations in her honor would be welcome at the Alzheimer’s Association. Cards and condolences may be sent to Jeff and his family at 603 W. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.

Our sympathy to Lorri Arnhold, Las Animas County Director, and her family. Lorri’s mother recently passed away. Cards and condolences may be sent to Lorri and her family at 17750 County Rd. 75.1, Trinidad, CO 81082.

Congratulations to . . .

The Center for Collaborative Conservation, announced its 2015 Fellowship Awards. Cary Weiner, CSU Extension’s Energy Specialist, won the Faculty fellowship award. The CCC Fellowship program aims to strengthen the engagement among students, faculty, conservation practitioners and stakeholders by promoting collaborative research, education, and action on critical issues in conservation and livelihoods tied to the land around the world.


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 Lori Bates at, and provide her the information so we can recognize your success.

Investigators Sponsor Title Award Date
Martha Sullins (Primary PI) Colorado Department of Agriculture Market Channel Price Reporting 5/28/2015 $40,000



As of June 2, 2015

Judith Barth, Director of Operations

The Personnel Directory will be updated as of June 2, 2015. If you are interested in a hard copy of the Directory click on: Then click on “Printable Personnel Directory.”


Be sure to check out our new colleagues on the last page of this newsletter.


Larimer County
Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Science/Community Development (half-time), #12-15
Interviews will be held on July 6 and 7.

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #10-15
Interviews are being held on June 4 and 5.


Golden Plains Area
Area Extension Agent (Sedgwick County), Agronomy, #09-15
This position resulted in a failed search. The position is now under review.

Extension Agent (Logan and Morgan Counties), Agronomy/Cropping Systems, #13-15
This position is being advertised with a June 18 deadline.

Southeast Area

Area Extension Agent, (Cheyenne/Kiowa Counties), 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture/Natural Resources, #11-15
Negotiations are underway.

Peaks and Plains Area – Arkansas and San Luis Valleys

Regional Extension Water Specialist, #20-14 (reopened)
Blake Osborn has accepted this position with an effective date of June 15. Most recently Blake has been employed with the Wyoming Center for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics in Laramie, Wyoming. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in natural resources and range ecology from Colorado State University in 2009.


Tri River Area
Area Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Science, #08-15
Ann Covington Duncan has accepted the position effective August 1. Ann has a B.S. in food science and human nutrition and a M.S. in community nutrition from Colorado State University. She is a registered dietician and completed her dietetic internships with Adams 12 School District, Wheat Foods Council, and McKee Medical Center. She has previously worked as a restaurant manager.

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Susan Honea

Name: Susan Sardou Honea

Title: Area Extension Coordinator, Horticulture

Location: Tri River Area, Grand Junction

Date of Hire: June 2015

Personal Information: I have over 25 years teaching environmental education through Nature Centers, Botanic Gardens and Extension to students of all ages. I grew up in Kansas and have lived in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, Arkansas and Mississippi. I enjoy gardening, backpacking, camping, kayaking, making pottery and sewing educational costumes.

Job Experience: Instructor and Volunteer Coordinator with Lichterman Nature Center, Memphis TN. Adult Education Director with the Memphis Botanic Garden, Memphis, TN. Biology Science Technician with the Bighorn National Forest. Natural Resource Instructor with Oregon State University Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center in Klamath Falls, OR.


2001 Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

2002 Master Gardener in Shelby County, Tennessee