Pacific Branch Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension

The nomination of the winner of this award will be modified and forwarded as the pass-through nomination from PBESA for the National ESA competition for the Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension. This award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to extension entomology. 

Nomination Requirements
Evaluation Criteria
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Nominees must be an ESA member of the Pacific Branch.

Nomination Requirements

Nomination packages should include the following:

  • Letter of nomination
  • CV of the nominee
  • Up to three letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of extension activities and impacts

Only PDF files will be accepted. Supporting image files should be embedded into the document, and should be of sufficient resolution for easy viewing. All nomination packets are limited to a maximum of 20 pages. (Any reprints are not included in the 20 page limit.)

Evaluation Criteria

Nominees will be judged using the following criteria for a total of 100 points:

  • Professional Background (60 points total)
    • Leadership and participation in professional activities (10)
    • Honors, awards, achievements, and recognition (7)
    • Special assignments and committee activities (10)
    • Service outside of extension, including community activities (7)
    • Grantsmanship (8)
    • Recommendation of colleagues, peer groups, etc. (8)
    • Publications (10)
  • Program Management (40 points total)
    • Creativity and innovation of program's concept (8)
    • Development, educational strategy (8)
    • Implementation, including publications (8)
    • Diversity of program's delivery (8)
    • Evidence of program's impact (8)


Nomination packages must be submitted online via the award nomination website by December 15 annually at 11:59 PM Pacific. This deadline refers to receipt by the Awards Administrator of a complete package in a readable format. 

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