Susan Wachholtz, Colorado State University Cooperative Extension support staff member in the Grand 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.
Wachholtz has been an administrative assistant for Grand County Cooperative Extension staff for more than 20 years. During her tenure, she has chaperoned 4-H’ers, helped clientele with questions, maintained the office accounting system, and organized large events such as the Northwest Colorado Junior Livestock Expo.
"Susie has done whatever necessary to get the job done, including delivering projects to the State Fair, putting band-aids on skinned knees or giving high-quality presentations to county commissioners," said Nori Pearce, Colorado State Cooperative Extension agent in Garfield County.
Wachholtz also manages Grand County Exhibit Day, 4-H Achievement Night and plays a significant role in the Middle Park Fair in the absence of a Cooperative Extension agent in Grand County.
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