The purpose of the Excellence in in Urban 4-H Programming Award is to recognize outstanding efforts by members in urban programming and to strengthen the commitment to urban programming curriculum. The National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Member Recognition Committee selected the Tools for Healthy Living program as the national award winner for the competition. This afterschool program, which is a group effort by Assistant Cooperative Extension Educator Jennifer Cushman, Associate Cooperative Extension Educator Mary Margaret Gaudio, Associate Cooperative Extension Educator Sharon Gray and Assistant Cooperative Extension Educator Miriah Kelly, teaches fourth to sixth grade youth in Hartford and New Britain about healthy homes. The recognition ceremony is on November 16, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
CAHNR alumni and former 4-Hers Scott Morey and Heidi (Claus) Morey were recently chosen as the official veterinarians of Jonathan XIV and Jonathan XIII, the current UConn canine mascot and his predecessor. The Moreys’ practice, Fenton River Veterinary Hospital, sponsors the Jonathans. See the related article in UConn Today.
By Patsy Evans