Agent Receives State Awards

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Currituck County Cooperative Extension is proud to announce that Olivia Jones recently received two state level Communicator Awards from the North Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NCAFCS). Ms. Jones was presented plaques for recognition of her efforts at the annual meeting of the NCAFCS held in Nags Head in June.

She was recognized for producing the outstanding educational piece, “Should the Turkey be Quarantined?” published in November. This food safety article was featured on the Extension website, newsletter, Twitter and Facebook and was also shared nationally via Extension social media outlets.

The second award was for internet educational technology use. This award recognized Ms. Jones’ use of technology in conducting the Currituck Holiday Challenge. This is a ten week program spanning the holiday season and into the new year. Newsletters and response forms are emailed to participants weekly which include healthy tips, recipes and personalized online communications. Participants also receive a link to submit weekly weigh in information. Follow up evaluations are conducted via email and online surveys.

“We are pleased with Olivia’s professionalism and the quality and innovation of the educational information she produces,” said Cameron Lowe, County Extension Director, “she is certainly worthy of this recognition and continues to be an asset to Extension in our region.”  Ms. Jones is currently serving as Family and Consumer Sciences Agent in Currituck and Camden Counties. For more information on Family and Consumer Sciences programming in Currituck and Camden Counties, contact Olivia Jones at olivia_jones@ncsu.edu or call 252-232-2261.

Dr. Fletcher Barber (left) and Dr. Rich Bonanno (right) presenting award to Olivia Jones (center)

Dr. Fletcher Barber (left) and Dr. Rich Bonanno (right) presenting award to Olivia Jones (center)