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Best wishes to…

Mari Johnson! She had a baby boy on August 25th named Alder Dean Johnson.

AWARD DOLLARS RECEIVED

New Extension Awards
Investigator(s) Sponsor Title Total Award Amount
Abi Saeed, Primary PI
Kaycee Manuppella, Co-PI
Garfield County Garfield Healthy Communities Coalition, 04/09/2019 – 12/15/2019 $3,000

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 September 3, 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 September 3, 2019

FRONT RANGE REGION – JoAnn Powell

Regional
Extension Regional Specialist, Diversity & Engagement, Front Range Region, #27-19
The search committee is reviewing applicant materials.

Adams County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development – School Enrichment/Afterschool, #35-19
The search committee is reviewing applications.

Arapahoe County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock, #38-19
The position is under review by Human Resources.

Boulder County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #29-19
Interviews were held on August 29 and 30.

Douglas County
Extension Program Associate, 4-H Youth Development/Leadership, #18-19
Interviews are scheduled for September 9 and 10.

Extension Program Associate, Horticulture and Extension Programs, #28-19
The position is being advertised with a deadline of September 12.

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Leadership, #TBD
Claudia Meeks took a position with Arapahoe County. This position is under review.

El Paso County
Extension Program Associate, Colorado Master Gardener, Horticulture (0.5 FTE), #25-19
Irene Shonle accepted this position effective October 1. Irene has been with Extension for 17 years. She received her PhD in ecology from the University of Chicago, her MS in plant biology from Washington University, and her BA in humanities from C.U. Boulder.

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Leadership, #33-19
Interviews are scheduled for September 19 and 20.

Gilpin County
Extension Director and Agent, Natural Resources, Horticulture, and Energy, #39-19
The position is under review by Human Resources.

PEAKS AND PLAINS REGION – Bill Nobles

Chaffee County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Family & Consumer Science, #34-19
Interviews are scheduled for September 26 and 27.

Fremont County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Family & Consumer Science, #40-19
Verla Noakes retired August 31. The position is under review by Human Resources.

Lincoln County
Extension Director and Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture, #26-19
Robin Halley accepted this position effective September 9. Robin received his master’s in art education from Texas Tech University and his BS in agriculture education from Adams State College.

Logan County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Family & Consumer Science, #36-19
The position is being advertised with a deadline of September 5.

Pueblo County
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, #31-19
Jen Johnston accepted this position effective September 3. Jen received her MA in education and human development from the University of Colorado – Denver and her BA in english from Colorado State University – Pueblo.

GOLDEN PLAINS AREA

Kit Carson County
Area Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Family & Consumer Science, #32-19
Interviews are scheduled for September 24 and 25.

Phillips County
Area Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Science, #14B-19
Negotiations are underway.

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock, #TBD
Kindra Plumb resigned August 30. The position is under review.

Sedgwick County
Area Extension Agent, Agronomy/Weed Science, #TBD
John Spring is resigning October 11.

WESTERN REGION – C. J. Mucklow

Grand County
Extension Director and Agent, #41-19
The position is under review.

STATE STAFF

Business Manager, State Extension Fiscal Department, #30-19
Interviews are scheduled for September 11.

Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development, Engagement & Expansion, #37-19
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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Kelsi Seymour

Name: Kelsi Seymour

Title: Area Extension Agent, Agriculture and Agriculture Marketing

Location: Tri River Area – Montrose County

Date of Hire: July 2019

Personal Information: As a San Antonio, Texas native, I enjoy taking in all of the sights Colorado has to offer. I am usually found spending time with my husband on our family farm and ranch.

Job Experience: Prior to working in Colorado Extension, I worked for the American Gelbvieh Association as the multimedia coordinator.

Education:
2017 B.S. Agricultural Communications Minor: Advertising, Texas Tech University


Joanna Harris

Name: Joanna Harris

Title: Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Science

Location: Morgan County

Date of Hire: August 2019

Personal Information: I was born and raised in Laramie Wyoming. One of my favorite hobbies includes spending time with family and friends on the lake water skiing and tubing.

Job Experience: This is my first job out of college. While I was attending the University of Wyoming, I worked for the Wyoming State 4-H Office.

Education:
2018 B.S. Human Nutrition and Food, University of Wyoming


Diana Solenberger

Name: Diana Solenberger

Title: Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Outreach and Enrichment

Location: Jefferson County

Date of Hire: August 2019

Personal Information: I grew up in Kodiak Alaska where I spent 10 years in 4-H from ages 8-18. I am an avid quilter, and I also enjoy spending time outside hiking, and exploring new places.

Job Experience: Before starting work in Colorado Extension, I spent the previous six years in Barrow Alaska where I worked at the local tribal college (Ilisagvik College), managing the Extension program, and the Workforce Development program.

Education:
2011 B.A.H. Human Geography Minor: History, Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada)
2012 MRes Human Geography: Space, Politics, Power, University of Glasgow (Glasgow, Scotland)