New Mexico 4-H Hall of Fame honors 7 volunteer leaders
4-H HALL OF FAME--The 2012 inductees into the New Mexico 4-H Hall of Fame appearing with Rick Richardson, (left) interim department head of NMSU’s Extension 4-H Youth Development program, are (from left to right): Geraldine “Gerry” Copeland of Bernalillo County; Barbara Arko of Colfax County; Don Umbrage of Bernalillo County; Tina and Chet Robinson of McKinley County, who received the honor for the late Dempse and Virginia Anderson); and Connie Moyers and Patrick Kircher of Roosevelt County, who received the honor for the late Willie Glen “Bill” and Edna Vinzant. (NMSU photo by Jane Moorman.)
Seven 4-H leaders and supporters were inducted into the New Mexico 4-H Hall of Fame at New Mexico State University. The induction ceremony, which was held during the 4-H State Conference, included individual recognition for the inductees and a reception.
The hall of fame, established in 2002, honors 4-H members, volunteer leaders, fair superintendents, advisory board members, 4-H Foundation trustees and former faculty with NMSU's Cooperative Extension Service, which administers 4-H statewide.
"This is the highest honor we have to offer people who have provided support and service to 4-H members in New Mexico," said Rick Richardson, interim department head of the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service's 4-H Youth Development Program. "These individuals have given cumulatively more than 180 years of service to the New Mexico 4-H program. Including this group, we have inducted 186 individuals and couples into the hall of fame."
This year's inductees are Geraldine "Gerry" Copeland and Don Umbrage of Bernalillo County; the late Dempse and Virginia Anderson of McKinley County; Barbara Arko of Colfax County; and the late Willie Glen "Bill" and Edna Vinzant of Roosevelt County.
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