A team of communications specialists who have handled wildfire, floods, animal disease issues and hurricanes was honored with the Vice Chancellor's Award in Excellence during the recent Texas A&M AgriLife conference in College Station.
The award was in the Extension Education and Service team category. Members of the team are Diane Bowen, Chuck Lind, Dave Mayes, Kathleen Phillips, Melissa Smith, Bill Watson and Judy Winn, all of whom work with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in College Station, and Kay Ledbetter, who is located at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Amarillo.
The team represented some 30 additional professionals and communications support staff who handle news and media relations, create and distribute educational materials, and develop training materials on the state and national level to respond to natural and man-made disasters. The team was cited for extraordinary service over the past five years to provide public information for a variety of disasters.
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