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Dr. Joe and Mrs. Lise’ Zublena Award

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Zublena, Dr. Joe and Mrs. Lisé

Joe and Lisé Zublena CES Awards Endowment – The award value is depending on fund availability and a plaque.

Eligible for Nomination of Award: Agent, Professional Assistant, Specialist, Associate, Administrative Professional and CED.

Click here for Application

Criteria: Annual funding will be provided to one or more CES employees who demonstrate significant impact(s) in their program or unit (Extension office or Department). Impacts submitted should describe the problem, actions planned and implemented to resolve the problem and what significant change resulted from their actions. Extension Reporting System success stories and Department Faculty Activity Report Impact Statements are acceptable, as well as, other sources. Impacts can be from multiple year efforts or single year. Impacts in NC are preferred. Final approval for the annual expenditure of funds will be made by the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and/or the Associate Dean and Director of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service or their designee(s).

How to Apply: Program impacts submitted should describe the problem, actions planned and implemented to resolve the problem, and what significant change resulted from their actions. Extension Reporting System success stories and Department Faculty Activity Report Impact Statements are acceptable, as well as other sources.

  • Impacts can be from multiple year efforts or a single year.
  • Impacts in NC are preferred.
  • List the name and address of your local newspaper for press release notification.
  • Reference LettersApplicants will also be required to submit 2 letters of recommendation.

    One of the reference letters must be from the applicant’s immediate supervisor.

Joe and Lisé Zublena established the Joe and Lisé Zublena CES Awards Endowment to recognize impacts of the Cooperative Extension Service employees have made on their targeted clientele. Joe Zublena has served as Associate Dean and Director for Extension for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences since 2010. He was involved with extension programs in North Carolina since 1988 when first joined the College’s faculty after working at Clemson University in agronomy and soils for almost 10 yrs. Throughout his career, Dr. Zublena encouraged programs of excellence that make a difference. He supported the need for extension professionals to be accountable by measuring their program outcome and impacts. Lisé Zublena, a registered dietician before retiring in the later part of 2014, was the Director of Food and Nutrition Services at WakeMed Cary.

Because of their core values, the Zublenas have created an awards endowment recognizing employees who have excelled at Empowering People * Providing Solutions.