Kimberly Fabrizius, director of the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension office in Gunnison, was recognized for her service to Cooperative Extension with the Early Career Service Award at the organization’s annual awards banquet on Dec. 9 in Fort Collins.
The Early Career Service Award recognizes exceptional contributions to the organization and is given each year to people with less than 10 years of service to Colorado State Cooperative Extension. It is given by Epsilon Sigma Phi, the professional fraternity for Cooperative Extension.
Fabrizius has worked for Cooperative Extension for nine years in two Western states. She joined Colorado State University Cooperative Extension in 1998 after working for three years in Wyoming in the 4-H program.
She currently serves as vice president on the board of directors for the Colorado County Agents Association and on the Youth Livestock Task Force and Colorado 4-H Youth Fund Board. She also is a member of several regional committees, including the Gunnison Tourism and Ranchland committee, and recently served on the Cooperative Extension’s Small Acreage Plan of Work.
In Gunnison, Fabrizius administers educational programs on radon, identify theft preventions, wetlands, biology, equine sciences, gardening and land ownership.
She has been honored with the National Association of County Agents for her Search for Excellence Livestock Production Program, Epsilon Sigma Phi as a regional and national winner as a member of a team designing educational information about small acreages, and for her work with a team that designed curriculum to implement sport fishing as a 4-H program.
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