Support Staff Member Recognized for Outstanding Performance

Sharon Christensen, Colorado State University Cooperative Extension support staff member in the Golden Plains Area and Washington County office, was recognized Oct. 16 for her contributions to Cooperative Extension. The Meritorious Support Service Award is given each year by Epsilon Sigma Phi, the Cooperative Extension professional fraternity.

"Sharon always tried to make every letter, brochure, publication and personal conversation positive, friendly, accurate and professional," said Gisele Jefferson, Colorado State Cooperative Extension agent. "She often works through her lunch hour or stays late each day to accommodate both clientele and staff requests."

Christensen processes, manages and coordinates local 4-H club enrollments and fees, project literature, monthly newsletters, special events, club leader communications, multiple county fair activities and an annual county 4-H awards program. She tallies county fair results and maintains the 4-H computer database for the county.

"Sharon’s dedication to the youth program and all clientele is outstanding," said Dennis Kaan, Colorado State Cooperative Extension Golden Plain Area director. "Sharon’s knowledge and experience with the 4-H program is a benefit to the agents, leaders, youth and all volunteers who are involved."       


Colorado State University Cooperative Extension brings the resources of the university to you. As part of a nation-wide system, we call upon the latest research to help Coloradoans learn more about gardening and commercial horticulture, healthy eating, personal finances, community resources, agricultural technology, food safety, dealing with changes in their community, family relationships and managing small acreages and natural resources. Our youth development program annually reaches more than 115,000 children in Colorado. Our 57 county offices, serving 59 Colorado counties, help people use university expertise on the job, at home and in their community.