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Dr. Russell C. and Connie H. King Award

King, Dr. Russell C. and Mrs. Connie H.

Extension Program Teamwork Award for the Northeast Region of North Carolina – The award value is depending on fund availability and a personal plaque.

 Eligible for Nomination of Award: Agent, Program Assistant, Specialists and Administrative Professional

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 Criteria: The King Teamwork Award shall be utilized to fund a competitive grant that demonstrates teamwork across subject matter areas. The grant can be awarded to a county group or to a multi-county group as long as the team is representative of multiple subject matter areas. The Kings have requested that those counties in which Russell worked be eligible for this grant; they are: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.

 How to Apply:

  1. Outline your Extension employment history and Extension accomplishments (within the past five years, including impacts).
  2. Outline your higher education history.
  3. Describe:
  • Professional development activities you have undertaken in the past five years.
  • Future plans for professional development.
  • Professional accomplishments or awards as evidence of professional commitment within the past five years.

The award is designed to recognize a team (at least two individuals) from a county or multiple counties of the Northeast district, whose members are interested in enhancing the entire team’s work together. The team will detail a project on which they will work. Write a one page description of this proposed project.

List the name and address of your local newspaper for press release notification and enclose at least one Letter of Recommendation, preferably from your immediate supervisor.


The Dr. Russell C. and Mrs. Connie H. King Extension Program Teamwork Award has been established through generous gifts from the Kings, their colleagues, family and friends and is building to endowment.

Dr. King served as County Extension Director in Warren County before being named District Extension Director, a position he held for many years. Throughout his career, Dr. King encouraged his staffs to work in cooperative ways across county lines and across subject matter disciplines. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the concept of teamwork, and recognized the excellent programs that are developed when individuals become stronger because of their ability to collaborate with one another. It is fitting that the Dr. Russell C. and Mrs. Connie H. King Extension Program Teamwork Award be designated for teamwork across subject matter disciplines and/or across county lines.

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