UConn Extension Receives Four National Communications Awards

UConn Extension received four awards from the Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) at the annual conference in June.

gold award sealGold Award – Respecting Roots and Growing for the Future – Writing

Team: Stacey Stearns

Silver Award – On Farm Food Safety Animated Videos – Educational Video 

Team: Indu Upadhyaya, Mike Zaritheny, Juliana Restrepo-Marin, Stacey Stearns, Bonnie Burr

Silver Award – UConn 4-H Brochure – Marketing Item

Team: Kara Bonsack, Stacey Stearns, Jennifer Cushman, Nancy Wilhelm

Bronze Award – Growing UConn 4-H – Marketing Campaign

Team: Stacey Stearns, Jen Cushman, Kara Bonsack, Nancy Wilhelm, Emily Syme, Melanie Desch, Paula Wolf, Ivette Lopez, Bonnie Burr

More information on these, and other Extension programs is available at s.uconn.edu/Extension. Two of these programs received external funding. The program with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation receives financial support from the USDA NIFA Federally-Recognized Tribes Extension Program (FRTEP Awards 2017-41580-26950 and 2022-41580-37944). The food safety animations are made possible, in part, by the Food and Drug Administration through grant PAR-16-137.

UConn Extension programs provide life-transformative experiences to diverse groups of individuals, students, communities, and businesses in each of the 169 municipalities across the state. We are part of the nationwide Cooperative Extension System that connects the public with the research and resources of land-grant universities. At UConn, our Extension network is comprised of faculty and staff in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources.

ACE is an international association of professionals who practice in all areas of communication. ACE offers professional development and networking for individuals who extend knowledge about agriculture, natural resources, and life and human sciences.