On January 24, during the annual OSU Extension Awards Banquet at the Ohio Union, Susan Colbert was presented the Raymond A. Schindler Excellence in Community Development Extension Award for her ability to develop and deliver multidisciplinary, evidence-based programs in collaboration with colleagues, stakeholders, private industry and state and federal funding partners that empower others to affect positive change. Since joining Ohio State University Extension in 1998, she has truly demonstrated a record of excellence in creative and scholarly work, teaching and service to community and profession. Click here to learn more about Susan and her work.
The Raymond A. Schindler Excellence in Community Development Extension Award is named in honor of Raymond A. Schindler, one of the first Extension CD professionals in Ohio. Hired in 1962 as an Area Extension Agent, Ray began his career in southern Ohio, based in Highland County. He took a collaborative approach to his work, focusing on tourism development, comprehensive planning, planning commissions, and business retention and expansion programs until his retirement in 1988.
The annual award seeks to recognize:
- long term strengths in teaching and research
- a long-standing record of teamwork and collaboration in program planning, implementation and evaluation
- a successful track record in grant awards, cost recovery, or other external funding