OSU extension association recognizes cooperators and friends

October 21, 2005

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State University Extension Service recently recognized several outstanding cooperators and friends of Extension during an awards presentation ceremony held on the OSU campus.

“These awards acknowledge the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations throughout the state that have freely given time and resources to support Extension Service educational programs,” said Troy Downing, Tillamook County Extension agent and public relations chair of the OSU Extension Association.

Those honored are Scott Fitch, Hood River; Ken Nelson, Ione; Sam Lee, Roseburg; Doris and Dave Cruickshank, Dayton; Kathleen Huston, Junction City; Enid and Lamoine Savage, Eugene; Bank of Eastern Oregon, headquartered in Heppner; Bob Malouf, Corvallis; Lynn Mattecheck, Portland; and Karen Whitney, Junction City.

Fitch was honored for his support of the OSU Extension Service Master Gardener Program. He has been an active volunteer in the program for seven years and has served on the Master Gardener Program executive board.

Nelson received recognition for his long-term cooperation with Morrow County Extension agriculture field faculty in conducting on-farm crop variety trials and crop yield research.

Lee has been an Extension volunteer for the past 16 years, and has given his time to the Extension Master Gardener and Family Food Education programs in Douglas and Lane Counties.

Doris and Dave Cruickshank have given nearly two decades of volunteer service to Yamhill County 4-H Youth and Master Gardener programs.

Huston has been an Extension volunteer since 1965, helping with fundraising and volunteer leadership for 4-H Youth and Extension Study Group programs in Lane County.

Enid and Lamoine Savage are ardent supporters of 4-H Youth programs in Lane County. Each has served as president of the Oregon 4-H Advisory Council and as a trustee on the Oregon 4-H Foundation Board. Together, the Savages have contributed nearly 60 years of volunteer service.

Koffler, president of the Bank of Eastern Oregon, accepted a cooperator award for the bank’s support of OSU Extension 4-H youth programs and continued strong support of agriculture and communities in several eastern Oregon counties served by the bank.

Malouf, director of the Oregon Sea Grant Program at OSU, won recognition for his commitment to building education partnerships with the OSU Extension Service in efforts to broaden the delivery of marine education outreach programs to Oregonians.

Mattecheck was acknowledged for her financial contributions and volunteer support of Extension 4-H Youth and family and community development programs.

Whitney received an award for her volunteer service to Lane County Extension family and community development programs, the Lane County Food Pantry Project and as a member of the Lane County Extension Advisory Council.

Author: Bob Rost
Source: Troy Downing