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Epsilon Sigma Phi - Alpha Rho Chapter

Chapter Recognition Process

Nominations due online by September 15

National Recognition Categories (submitted on-line using the National ESP awards site)

 

Recognition Categories

                   Service    

  • Distinguished Service
  • Continued Excellence Service
  • Mid-Career Service
  • Early Career Service
  • International Service

        Leadership

  • Administrative Leadership
  • Visionary Leadership

Other

  • Diversity/Multicultural Individual
  • Diversity/Multicultural Team
  • Distinguished Team
  • Friend of Extension

 

Brief Description of Recognition Categories:

Distinguished Service:  Outstanding program leadership for more than 20 years. 

Continued Service:  Experienced Extension professional with 20+ years who has exhibited continued leadership, initiative and excellence. Members are eligible for nomination five years after receiving the chapter DSA Recognition. 

Mid-Career:  An experienced Extension professional with 10-20 years of service. 

Early Career:  Demonstrated noteworthy enthusiasm, performance and accomplishment during their early Extension career (less than 10 years). 

International Service:  Significant contribution to international programs through in-state and/or overseas work.

Administrative Leadership:  Demonstrated noteworthy administrative enthusiasm, performance and accomplishment during 10 or more years of service.

Visionary Leadership:  For those whose significant accomplishments have led Extension forward in new directions. 

Diversity/Multicultural (Individual):  Recognizes outstanding efforts and accomplishments in developing, achieving and sustaining Extension programs in our diverse and multicultural society. 

Diversity/Multicultural (Team):  Recognizes outstanding efforts and accomplishments in developing, achieving and sustaining Extension programs in our diverse and multicultural society. At least 50% of team members must be current ESP members. 

Distinguished Team:  Significant contribution to state Extension program planning and delivery. At least 50% of team members eligible for ESP must be team members. 

Friend of Extension:  Recognizes volunteers who build support for Extension. Nominees are individuals, teams or organizations who have given outstanding service and support to Extension. (No ESP membership.)

 

On-line instructions to nominate/apply:

  1. Go to the National Epsilon Sigma Phi Recognition website, https://www.espnational.org/Recognition-Awards .
  2. You will see a brief description of each award. Click on the appropriate link to see a more detailed description.
  3. From there, use the "click here" to submit an application link and you will be directed to the submission page for that award.
  4. Fill-in all of the information. If you are nominating someone else and want to keep it anonymous, type your name in the Applicant’s Phone and your e-mail in the Applicant’s E-Mail box. (The person whose name and e-mail is typed in these boxes, will receive an e-mail that the submission form has been completed and submitted). 
  5. Type "Mary Sullivan" in the Chapter Recognition Contact box and msulliva@ksu.edu in the Chapter Recognition Contact E-mail box. 
  6. When you are finished filling-in all of the boxes, hit the blue to Submit box at the bottom of the screen.

 

Alpha Rho Chapter Recognition Categories (use the paper nomination form.pdf) 

  • Horizon
    • Local Unit (2)
    • Area (1)
    • State (1)
  • 25 Year Tenure of Service Recognition
  • Meritorious Service
    • Local Unit (2)
    • Area (1)
    • State (1)
  • Retiree Service

Horizon Recognition: Alpha Rho recognition that encourages and pays tribute to early career professionals holding ESP associate membership and shows noteworthy enthusiasm, performance, and accomplishments as a Kansas Extension professional. Each year 2 county/district staff, 1 area staff, and 1 state staff could be recognized. 

Meritorious Service: Alpha Rho recognition which pays tribute to Extension Professionals who have consistently exhibited continuing leadership and excellence in their Extension careers. Each year 2 county/district staff, 1 area staff, and 1 state staff could be recognized.

25 Year Tenure of Service Recognition: ESP members with 25 years of employment in the Extension System.

Retiree Service: Extension retiree who continues to contribute to the mission and programs of Extension. ESP membership is required. 

Alpha Rho Chapter Recognition
Criteria:

  • Individuals must hold current ESP membership.

  • Meets guidelines outlined in recognition description

  • Application/nomination received by deadline September 15 

Nomination Process:
Applications must be submitted electronically to Mary Sullivan using the current nomination form. 

07/29/2022