Beth was awarded the Continued Excellence Award, which recognizes NEAFCS members who have been actively involved in professional improvement programs, and the promotion of professional development of others and leadership. Beth's UOE career began 32+ years ago in Atchison County. She has held many different county extension roles. She has been a member of NEAFCS for 34+ years and has attended 20 annual sessions. She served two terms as MEAFCS President and received the Distinguished Service Award in 1998. In the last few years, Beth's programming has focused on such areas as: personal financial management, poverty issues including "Life in the State of Poverty" simulations, and the use of technology as a teaching aid.
|JANET LaFON &
Dean Don Felker Financial Management
Dean Don Felker Financial Management Award - Cntral Region Finalist
(other team members included Joyce Cavanaugh, Christopher Beaugard, and Linda Murphy)
This award is given to Family and Consumer Sciences Educators who have developed an outstanding educational program on some aspect of family financial planning. This team effort resulted in the development of the Money Action Plan (M.A.P.), a seven module curriculum which focuses on the best practices and skills important to sound financial management.
Janet Lafon has been a Consumer and Family Economics Specialist in Jasper County for 21 years and has been an active member of NEAFCS/MEAFCS since the beginning of her career with UOE. Janet was recently elected to the position of President-Elect for MEAFCS. Her programming efforts include: basic financial management programs for a variety of audiences; co-coordinator of the Master Gardener program in Jasper County; time management seminars, estate planning workshops, etc.
Carole Bozworth has been with UOE for nine years, the first five as a Consumer and Family Economics state specialist and the last four as a regional specialist in Jackson County. She has been a member of NEAFCS/MEAFCS for four years. Her programs are directed toward assisting Missourians with key financial issues requiring information and education in order to make sound decisions. Her concentration has been on financial management programs for limited income families as well as teaching young people and young parents how to manage money and seniors how to deal with financial/legal issues.
Early Childhood Child Care Training
Early Childhood Child Care Training Award -
Central Region Finalist
This award recognizes outstanding childcare professional training that addresses the needs of young children, birth to eight years of age. Brenda's program focused on strengthening skills of all early childhood practitioners through Kid Care Workshops, Head Start Staff trainings, and South Central Association for the Education of Young Children. Brenda has been a Human Environmental Sciences Specialist for the past five years, with responsibility for programming in Howell, Oregon, Shannon and Texas counties. She has been a member of NEAFCS/MEAFCS for four years.
|Dr. Rebecca J. Travnichek
Last revised: 02/01/10
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