Community Development Awards

Annual Community Development Awards:
  • Call for Nominations - Due November 1
    (Current year application form will be posted by June 1)

  • Raymond A. Schindler Excellence in Community Development Extension Award

The Raymond A. Schindler Excellence in Community Development Extension Award recognizes a CD Extension professional for significant programmatic strengths, major contributions and innovative approaches achieved over the course of their Extension career with a $1500 cash award. The awardee’s accomplishments must have value beyond their assigned work location; they must document long term strengths in teaching and research; exhibit a long-standing record of teamwork and collaboration in program planning, implementation and evaluation as well as a successful track record in grant awards, cost recovery or other external funding. The awardees must also exhibit evidence of professional development and service to the profession.

This award has been named in honor of Raymond A. Schindler. Ray was one of the first Extension regional CD specialists who helped shape the Extension CD profession we know today. Ray’s contributions, from the earliest stages of the program area (early 1960s) to the present day as faculty emeritus, have been far reaching and impactful. Read more.
  • Recipients:

Susan Colbert

Susan Colbert - 2018

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Becky Nesbitt - 2017

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Eric Romich - 2016

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Brian Raison - 2015

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Nancy Bowen - 2014

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David Civittolo - 2013

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Myra Moss - 2012

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  • Friend of OSU Extension Community Development Award

The Friend of CD Award recognizes an individual (not an OSU Extension employee) or organization that has supported OSU Extension CD programming and/or partnered with OSU Extension CD in the delivery of programming and their work has made significant impact.