Also coming this fall, be on the lookout for an announcement from our community and economic development team, which is developing an online resource center for entrepreneurs and new businesses.
As I mentioned above, we are focused on delivering high-quality, research-based programming for Clark County. This would not be possible without the efforts of our dedicated team. As I’m proud of the work they all do, I want to share some accomplishments of our distinguished faculty.
Anne Lindsay and Aurora Buffington, who lead Extension's health and nutrition programs, received a certificate of appreciation from the Accreditation Council for Nutrition and Dietetics for their outstanding contributions as preceptors for University of Nevada, Las Vegas nutrition and dietetic students. Buffington also was selected to participate in the 2021 cohort of the Food System Leadership Network Community Food Systems Mentoring Program. And, Lindsay received designation as a full professor.
Teresa Byington, early childhood education specialist, received a four-year, $1,115,836 Infant Toddler Child Development Associate Training and Coaching Program award sponsored by the Nevada Department of Education. Yae Bin Kim, child development specialist, was awarded the 2020 All Around the World Award for Innovative community Engagement from Las Vegas PBS.
Social Horticulture Specialist Angela O'Callaghan, Program Officer Tricia Braxton Perry and Human and Development and Family Studies Specialist Pamela Payne received a $20,000 sponsorship from Anthem Blue Cross for the Youth Horticulture Program around hydroponics and career readiness. And Nora Luna, Southern Area 4-H Youth Development faculty, received a $10,000 sponsorship from the Anthem Foundation to support the 4-H Program.
Lastly, in addition to our dedicated staff, we are also fortunate to have a variety of partners and individuals who contribute to the success of Extension. One such individual is Chef Mike Ty who was recognized as one of our College’s top supporters for his work with the Chefs for Kids Program. Chef Ty works with our health and nutrition team to educate students about healthy food choices and also prepares breakfasts for the children and raises funds to support the program. We appreciate him and everyone else who help to make our work possible.
We look forward to our continued service to the Clark County community.