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NCEAFCS State Awards

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING AWARDS

Link to Procedures for Submitting awards 2017

ELIGIBILITY

      1. To qualify for awards or fellowships, dues must be paid to the state treasurer by December 1st and then the national treasurer by February 1st.
      2. Awards recipients must be active and/or life members as of February 1st of the year they are to receive the awards. Only exception is for non-members on team award applications.
      3. The team leader for a team award application must be a NEAFCS member.
      4. Cooperative Extension team members who are not members of NEAFCS are not eligible for monetary awards and will receive a framed certificate (not a plaque). Plaques can be purchased for non-team members for the cost of the plaque.
      5. Individuals and/or teams may receive only one national award or fellowship in the same year, but may submit applications in more than one category. A member may receive an individual and team award in the same year. This does not include the Distinguished Award, Continued Excellence Award, or NEAFCS Extension Educator of the Year.
      6. A member, as an individual or team member, may not receive the same award in two consecutive years.
      7. NEAFCS members are not permitted to pay dues for past years in order to extend the years of membership.
      8. Members of the NEAFCS Board are not eligible to receive any awards (other than Distinguished and/or Continued Excellence), nor should their names be mentioned for team awards.
      9. Award winners must receive 85 points or more to be a national winner, and 80 points or more for regional recognition. In awards having more than one national winner, on the regional level, applications receiving at least 80 points will be recognized as regional finalists. For the Communications Awards with first, second and third place national winners, there will be first,second and third place regional winners.
      10. All awards and fellowships will be presented at the NEAFCS Annual Session.

PROCEDURE AND FORMAt

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RECOGNITION GUIDELINES

    1. State winners will be notified after judging is complete on the state level. The names of winners will not be released to the general membership or to the public until after the state meeting awards presentation.
    2. First place state winners will be recognized at the state meeting with a plaque. First and second place winning applications will be sent on to national competition (for national award categories). Exceptions: Distinguished Award winners and Continued Excellence –the number of winners will be determined according to national guidelines, which is determined by the number of paid members of NEAFCS by the February 1 deadline. Ada Dalla Pozza Professional Development Endowment will be presented at the annual Extension Conference.
    3. For the Youth Award, and the Early Career Award, which are state awards only, one winner shall be selected from each association district.
    4. All Cooperative Extension team members who are members of NEAFCS will receive a plaque if they are state winners. Cooperative Extension team members who are NOT members of NEAFCS will receive a framed certificate. Non-Extension team members will not receive a plaque or a certificate (motion passed at state meeting, 1999)If NEAFCS members wish to purchase a plaque or certificate for non-members contact the in advance the state Awards Chair. These may be purchased for the cost of the plaque or certificate and must be paid in advance. (updated 2000 state meeting)
    5. Quality plaques will be given to award winners according to specifications developed by the awards committee in 1999 in order to ensure continuity of quality from year to year. The following awards shall receive 9 x 12 plaques:
      • Distinguished
      • Florence Hall
      • Continued Excellence
      • Ada Dalla-Pozza Professional Development Endowment
    6. The following will receive a framed certificate, since they are proposals for funding or fellowships:
      • Greenwood Fellowship
      • Grace Frysinger Fellowship
      • Kraft Foods Consumer Center Media Grant – (motion passed at state meeting 1998)
    7. All other awards will receive 8 x 10 plaques. (motion passed at state meeting 1999)
    8. NEAFCS members who are winners of the following national awards shall receive a corsage to wear at the national meeting:
      • Distinguished Award
      • Florence Hall Award
      • Continued Excellence Award
      • NEAFCS Extension Educator of the Year

      The state vice-president of awards and recognition will contact the State President to order corsages, and will notify the district presidents to reimburse the state treasurer for national corsage expenses.

Procedures approved by membership of NCEAFCS, August 1999

Applications received after the deadline, incomplete applications and applications that do not include at least 5 copies will not be judged.


ADA B. DALLA-POZZA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ENDOWMENT

Upon the realization that there was no opportunity for professional development awards specifically designated for Extension Family and Consumer Education Agents in North Carolina, Ada Dalla-Pozza, retired State Home Economics Leader, initiated the establishment of this endowment fund in 1992. Members of the North Carolina Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences assisted in providing the initial endowment of $30,000 before utilizing the interest gained for their first award.

CONTRIBUTIONS

Can be made to the NC Family and Consumer Sciences Foundation designating the contribution to be added to the “NCEAFCS Ada Dalla-Pozza Professional Development Award”. Indicate if the contribution is being given in honor or in memory of someone and the name and address where appreciation should be sent.
Mail contributions directly to:
NC Family and Consumer Sciences Foundation
CALS Advancement
Campus Box 7645, NCSU
Raleigh NC 27695-7645

PURPOSE

The purpose of this award is to enhance the professional development of an outstanding Extension Family and Consumer Sciences career professional in North Carolina, who exhibits the ability to recognize concerns and needs of families and to involve people in planning and implementing educational programs that benefit clientele. The award is to be used for a professional improvement opportunity that will enhance the development of the applicant.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Be a paid member of NCEAFCS by January 1 deadline and currently employed by NCCE.
  2. Applicant must have a professional Extension appointment on a county/area level with the responsibility for planning and implementing programs that benefits families.
  3. Applicant must have had a minimum of 5 years outstanding and creditable experience as an Extension professional with North Carolina Cooperative Extension and anticipate continuing career with NCCE, with at least 5 years of left before retirement.

JUDGING CRITERIA

  • Overview of Extension Accomplishments (within the past three years)
  • Involvement in NCEAFCS and the professional associations
  • Future plans for Professional Development
  • Professional development experience planned for use of this award

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. Application submitted to District VP of Awards and Recognition. The winning application will be submitted to Laurie Edwards by the State VP of Awards and Recognition by the appropriate deadline for Extension Awards.

Ada Dalla-Pozza Application Word Document

Ada Dalla-Pozza Application pdf form

Ada Dalla-Pozza Judging Sheet

AWARDS PRESENTATION

  1. Funds to be awarded will be subject to interest available up to the amount of $1000 per awardee. Available interest funds over the amount awarded will be added to the principle.
  2. If there are no qualified applicants for this award in a given year, all interest funds for that year will be added to the principle in the development fund account.
  3. A plaque, crystal or acrylic will be presented to the awardee at the state meeting of NCEAFCS. The winner will also be recognized at the Annual Extension Conference (or District Conference when an annual conference is not held) during the organization’s awards ceremony. Award monies will be handled through the Foundation office.

EARLY CAREER AWARD

This award is established to recognize outstanding accomplishments of Family and Consumer Sciences member with less than ten years’ experience as an Extension Agent with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension; to recognize and encourage the use of innovative and effective methods of conducting Extension programs; and to encourage Family and Consumer Education Agents to participate in NCEAFCS and attend annual sessions. One Family and Consumer Science Agent winner shall be selected from each of the Association’s districts. In the event there is more than one application per district but a total that doesn’t exceed the number of districts (currently five – 2017) more than one winner may be named from a district.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Be a paid member of NCEAFCS by January 1 deadline.
  2. Family and Consumer Science Agents in each association district who have less than 10 years’ experience are encouraged to apply for this award.
  3. Applications should be submitted following the NC Procedures for Submitting Awards.
  4. Award Application is due January 30, 2017 to District Vice-President of Awards and Recognition.

JUDGING CRITERIA

Should be based on the following:

  1. Accomplishment of nominee should be considered according to the number of years worked.
  2. Nomination can be made by another staff member.
  3. Nominee should include supportive materials (one or two items — news articles, brochures, etc.)
  4. Can include comments from other staff members.

Early Career Award Application word document form

Early Career Award Application pdf form

Early Career Award Judging Sheet

YOUTH AWARD

The Youth Award is granted to recognize and celebrate the efforts of Family and Consumer Science Agents for their accomplishments in youth programming. One Family and Consumer Science Agent winner shall be selected from each of the Association’s districts. In the event there is more than one application per district but a total that doesn’t exceed the number of districts (currently five – 2017) more than one winner may be named from a district.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Be a paid member of NCEAFCS by January 1 deadline.
  2. Programs must have been conducted within the last year
  3. Applications should be submitted following the Procedure for Submitting Awards.
  4. Application is due January 30, 2017 to District Vice-President of Awards and Recognition.

JUDGING CRITERIA

Should be based on the following:

  1. Accomplishment of nominee should be considered according to the number of years worked.
  2. Nomination can be made by another staff member.
  3. Nominee should include supportive materials (one or two items — news articles, brochures, etc.)
  4. Can include comments from other staff members.

Youth Award Application word document form

Youth Award Application pdf form

Youth Award Judging sheet


Questions and comments about the Awards Program

Contact current State or District Vice President for Awards and Recognition


Written By

Photo of Cathy Hohenstein, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCathy Hohenstein, RDExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences (828) 255-5522 (Office) cathy_hohenstein@ncsu.eduBuncombe County, North Carolina
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