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September 2015

Sympathy to . . .

Norm Dalsted (Pueblo County). Norm’s brother, Kevin Dalsted, died on July 14 as a result of injuries sustained from a farming accident while he was working alongside his brothers in Colorado. Cards and condolences may be sent to Norm and Joy Dalsted at 247 Dunsmere Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.

Dolores Trevino (Mesa County). Dolores’s mother, Mozelle Lopez, passed away on August 4. Cards and condolences may be sent to Dolores at 396 Ridge Circle Drive, Grand Junction, CO 81507.

The family of Mary Frances Wagoner. Mary Frances died on August 6. She was a longtime Extension employee and volunteer in the Boulder County Extension office. Services were held on August 11 in Longmont. Contributions may be made to the Hope Cancer Center, 1950 Mountain View Ave., Longmont, CO 80501 or TRU Care Community, 2594 Trailridge Rd. E, Lafayette, CO 80026.

The family of Rodney “Rod” Buchele. Rod died on August 2. He worked as the SE Area 4-H specialist in Lamar from 1993-2003. Services were held in Garden City, Kansas on August 8. Contributions may be made to the Kansas or Colorado 4-H Foundation.

Congratulations to . . .

Sean and Jennifer Cooney (Morgan County) on the birth of their son, Reilly Cooney, born on August 10. Reilly weighed 7.1 lbs. and 19.5” in length.

Claire Dixon Front Range STEM Specialist,, was one of 22 winners in the nation to be selected as a National Afterschool Association’s (NAA) “Next Generation of Emerging Leaders in the Afterschool Field.” This distinction highlights emerging leaders under the age of 30 who are active in the afterschool community and who possess passion, creativity, and a commitment to youth; who embrace professional development; and who embody the core competencies of NAA.


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
JoAnn Powell (Primary PI); Claire Dixon; Annette Haas Governor’s Commission on Community Service Colorado State University Extension 4-H STEM Initiative 8/19/2015 $180,368
Perry Cabot (Primary PI) Colorado Water Conservation Board Using Remote Sensing Assessments to Document Historical and Current Saved Consumptive Use (CU) on Alfalfa and Grass Hayfields 8/10/2015 $50,000



As of September 8, 2015

Judith Barth, Director of Operations

The Personnel Directory will be updated as of September 8, 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.


Douglas County
County Director, #18-15
This search is being advertised with a deadline of September 22.

Jefferson County
Extension Colorado Master Gardener and Plant Clinic Coordinator, #17-15, half-time
The interviews were held in Jefferson County on August 27. Negotiations are underway.


Golden Plains Area
Area Extension Agent (Sedgwick County), Agronomy
The position is under review.

Extension Agent (Logan and Morgan Counties, Sterling), Agronomy/Cropping Systems, #13-15
Wilma Trujillo has accepted this position effective November 1. Wilma is currently holding the Southeast Area specialist agronomy position out of Prowers County Extension Office.

Southeast Area
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Crowley and Otero Counties, #16-15
Interviews will be held on September 9 and 10.

Peaks and Plains Region

Regional Extension Specialist (Range and Natural Resources) #20-15
The position is under review, but should be advertised shortly.


Garfield County
Extension Agent (Ag/Natural Resources), #TBD
The position is under review, but should be advertised soon.

Regional Extension Specialist (Range), #21-15
Based in Mesa County, this is a new position that is under review, but should be advertised shortly.


CSU Campus

Network Service Coordinator, #TBD, Technology Unit
The position is under review.

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All items for CSU Extension Personnel Notes should be sent to: Lori Bates at


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Sue Schneider

Name: Sue Schneider
Title: Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Science & Community Development
Location: Larimer County
Date of Hire: September 2015

Personal Information: I am happy to have recently settled in beautiful Colorado after living in a number of states in the eastern U.S., including Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. I most enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband and 5-year old son and exploring our hometown of Fort Collins.

Job Experience: I am a Medical Anthropologist with over 15 years of experience as an educator, researcher, and community health specialist. Prior to working with Colorado State Extension, I was Program Director at Duke University for a community-based initiative addressing health disparities in Durham, NC. I have held several university teaching positions over the last decade, specializing in courses focused on global health and healing, cultural diversity, and health behavior change.


1994 B.S. Philosophy, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
2002 M.A. Anthropology, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan
2006 Ph.D. Anthropology, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan