Annual Award Presentations

NEED held its first Celebration Webinar for the winners of the Northeast Exceptional Local Educator Award (then Exceptional Local Program Award) and Northeast Excellence in Extension Award in 2021. Recordings of the winners webinar presentations are available below to be viewed and shared.

2021 Northeast Exceptional Local Educator Awards

WINNER: George Hamilton (University of New Hampshire) — New Hampshire Vegetable & Fruit IPM Scouting Program

RUNNER UP: Maria Pippidis (University of Delaware) and University of Maryland College Park – Addressing Farmer Stress While Building Farm and Farm Family Resilience in Delaware, Maryland and Beyond

RUNNER UP: Kerri Steele & Bonnie Dunn (West Virginia State University) – Healthy Grandfamilies Program

2021 ECOP Excellence in Extension Award

2021 NORTHEAST REGION WINNER: Tom Beresnyak & Harry Crissy (Penn State University) – Connecting Broadband to Local Priorities