CALS Staff Outstanding Achievement in Extension and Outreach Award

Award Requirements

Application Deadline:
Due 3rd Tuesday in November to CALS

Purpose:  To recognize  CALS faculty, campus staff or field staff members who have demonstrated outstanding performance in statewide leadership in extension and outreach and has achieved national recognition for contributions to outreach activities.

Eligibility: Members of the faculty and professional staff with a minimum of 10 years of service at ISU in CALS at the time of the nomination deadline.  Recipients must be CALS employess at the time of CALS Spring Awards Ceremony.

Number of Awards:  One faculty award and one P&S staff award.

Amount of Award: $500 one-time stipend.

Criteria:  Documented evidence of outstanding contributions to the university's outreach mission over an extended period of time, including testimony from peers and clients.

Submission Guidelines:

The following guidelines are intended to help departments make their nominations as strong as possible.

  • Include a statement of no more than three pages describing why this person deserves the award for which she/he is being nominated. The purpose of this statement is to persuade those reviewing the nomination that the candidate is deserving. Cite specific examples of relevant behaviors whenever possible.
  • Include a current resume or curriculum vita for the nominee.
  • Include statements from the nominee's colleagues who are in a position to comment on her/his extension/professional service activity. Two or three such statements are sufficient and each should not be more than one page in length.
  • Include statements from clientele and/or alumni supporting the nomination. These should be written specifically for the nomination. Three to five such letters are sufficient.
  • Include evaluative data related to the nominee's work. This can include clientele ratings in regard to teaching as well as evaluative data dealing with impact of the faculty/staff work on clientele. Data regarding the scope of the program (e.g., number of meetings held, number of people reached, number of publications prepared) would also be useful. This section should not be more than one page and should be presented in an easy to read format. 

NOTE: Created in 2020. 

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Past Recipients

  • 2023 - Beth Doran - Iowa Beef Center
  • 2022 - Denise Schwab - ANR Extension
  • 2021 - Matthew Wenger - Animal Science
  • 2020 - Garland Dahlke - Iowa Beef Center