Sue Sidinger, administrative support for the state 4-H office at Colorado State University, has received the Meritorious Support Award from Epsilon Sigma Phi, the professional fraternity for Colorado State University Cooperative Extension.
Sidinger was presented with the award during a ceremony in Fort Collins on Thursday, Sept. 22.
Within the state office, Sidinger provides support to the administration of the Colorado 4-H Youth Fund. The fund provides scholarships to 4-H members to participate in state and national 4-H activities. Over the last several years, she has improved the accounting system for the fund and has served as an advocate for the fund’s role in supporting education to youth in Colorado. In addition, Sidinger has extended her oversight of the fund during transition periods between new directors.
Sidinger also provides on-campus grant and accounting support for Cooperative Extension’s Dare to Be You program, which also supports youth development across the state. Oversight of this program has included the management of more than $5 million in grant money over the past five years.