“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
Chi Epsilon Sigma is appreciative of the encouragement and support provided by co-workers and administration since 1986. They have stretched our thinking and our stamina, and strengthened our foundations. CES has benefitted from their experience and wisdom.
Though not an annual event, CES has recognized 20 Honorary Members from 1987-2012. A complete list is available inthe CES History section of this website.
A highlight of the first annual meeting of CES in October 1987 was the recognition of our first Honorary Members: Dr. J. Michael Sprott, Director; Dr. Clarence Cunningham, Associate Director; Dr. Frederick Hutchison, VP, Ag Admin; Carlene Hamilton, Secretary to the Director; Dr. Keith Smith, Leader Personnel Development. These people were our “guardian angels” giving form to the vision of this fledgling organization.
The 1992 annual meeting marked our 5 year milestone. University President E. Gordon Gee honored us by speaking at our meeting and accepting our invitation to become an Honorary Member. Five of our earlier Honorees were in attendance to celebrate the occasion: Dr, Bobby Moser, Carlene Hamilton, Dr. Jo Jones, Shirley Brooks Jones and Dr. Clarence Cunningham.
Most recently, Beth Flynn was recognized as an Honorary Member in 2012 for her support of a regional professional development program open to all Extension staff. Beth agreed to travel the state providing StrengthFinder Training at 6 different locations throughout Ohio.
From time to time CES honors others in Extension for their partnership and support of this organization. Honorary Membership is bestowed as a small token of our respect and appreciation to those who have enhanced our organization and members through their efforts.
Nominations may come to the Board from the membership and are acted on at the October board meeting and are announced at the Annual Meeting in December.
Past Recipients are
|1987||Dr. Clarence Cunningham||Associate Director, OSU Extension|
|1987||Carlene Hamilton, CPS||Secretary to Director of Extension|
|1987||Dr. Keith Smith||Leader, Personnel Development|
|1987||Dr. J. Michael Sprott||Director, OSU Extension|
|1988||Dr. Frederick Hutchison||Vice President, Ag Admin|
|1988||Dr. Bobby D. Moser||Director, OSU Extension|
|1989||Dr. Shirley Brooks Jones||Assistant to VP Ag Admin|
|1990||Dr. Jo Jones||Associate Director, OSU Extension|
|1992||Dr. E. Gordon Gee||President, The Ohio State University|
|1993||Dr. Nikki L. Conklin||Associate Director, OSU Extension|
|1996||Ella Mae Bard||FCS Agent, Knox County|
|2000||Linda Kutelik||Leader, New Personnel Development|
|2001||Dr. Joe Heimlich||Leader, Environmental Sciences|
|2001||Dr. Jeffery E. King||Assistant Director, 4-H Youth Development|
|2003||Dr. James Connor||Assistant Professor, CFAES|
|2004||Steve Lichtensteiger||Systems Manager, CommTech|
|2004||John Victor||Graphics Design Specialist, CommTech|
|2007||Cindy Tschanen Buxton||Asst Manager, Business Office|
|2012||Beth Flynn||Program Specialist, OSU Leadership Center|