Missouri Association of Community and Economic Development Extension Professionals

Awards and Recognition

Award categories

Beginning in 2014, there are now five awards presented annually by MACEDEP.  Click on each for a description, additional eligibility criteria, and nomination requirements.

  1. Distinguished Career Award:  Recognizes a MACEDEP member who is actively engaged in Extension community economic development programs AND who has served more than seven years (as of January 1) in the program areas of community development, business development, or related fields.
     
  2. Educational Technology Award:  Recognizes the use of technology in either: delivering or managing educational programs; expanding the use of technology in Extension work; or promoting logical problem-solving techniques using educational technologies.  Awards may be for an individual OR a team.
     
  3. Excellence in Teamwork Award:  Recognizes outstanding Extension programming or projects conducted by a team that demonstrates effective performance and significant impact at the community, area, state, or multi-state level.
     
  4. Cross Program Award:  Recognizes a MACEDEP member or group of members for excellence in Extension work that combines or integrates community resources and economic development activities with work in other program areas. Applicants may focus upon community, regional or state programming. Eligible recipients must be current members of MACEDEP and at least half of team applicants must be MACEDEP members.  Note that the collaboration must be outside business development and community development to qualify, such as with HES, 4-H, or agriculture faculty.
     
  5. Excellence in Community Resource and Economic Development Award:  Recognizes a MACEDEP member or group of members for outstanding programs in any aspect of community development work or for program accomplishments relative to scholarly and creative activities, teaching and/or research effectiveness, and to show evidence or collaboration with others who help meet community development needs.
     

Download the full package (MACEDEP Universal Award Application and information for all awards)

Download the MACEDEP Universal Award Application

View list of past award recipients

General eligibility 

  • Member in good standing of the organization at least for the past year.

  • Recognized work conducted in January 1 through December 31 of the previous year.

  • If a team, the majority of members must by MACEDEP members. For NACDEP awards, a majority must be NACDEP members.

  • To be eligible for national NACDEP awards, nominee must be member of NACDEP for current and past year.  Please note that joining the Missouri chapter of MACEDEP does not include membership into the national organization.

  • See each award description for additional eligibility criteria.

Application process

Nomination deadline is Friday, September 26, 2014.

Submit a MACEDEP Universal Awards Application (one per nomination) and any required supplemental material to the awards committee chairman:

Van Ayers
MACEDEP awards committee chair
AyersV@missouri.edu

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