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2023 Membership Drive

Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) is a National Extension Association with a Chapter in Wisconsin. Membership in ESP connects you to Wisconsin and National Extension colleagues, current and retired, from all areas, institutes and programs, and Extension Administration. Opportunities abound in ESP for recognition, scholarships, networking, leadership, and sharing your scholarly work on a National level.  […]

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2022 National ESP Conference

The Wisconsin delegation to the 2022 National ESP Conference in Branson, MO included Peggy Damann, Kris Tiles, Paul Roback, Donna Peterson, Matt Hanson, Mary Ann Schilling, and Mandi Dornfeld. Plan to attend the 2023 conference September 24-28 in Billings, Montana!     Congratulations to our 2022 National ESP North Central Regional Award Winners!  Matt Hanson- […]

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ESP Virtual Gathering: Oct. 24, 2022

ESP members attended the 2022 Virtual Gathering on October 24th and received updates on our State Chapter and National Organization. Additionally, participants discussed how retirees can support Extension programming in 2022 and beyond.

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2022 Annual Membership Meeting & Awards Program

The ESP Awards Program and Annual Meeting is on April 12th. We will meet in-person during the WI JCEP Conference, which will be held at the Central Wisconsin Convention and Expo Center (10101 Market St, Rothschild, WI 54474).​​ The ESP Silent Auction will be in Grand Ballroom throughout the day. Funds raised support the ESP […]

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2021 ESP National Conference

2021 National ESP Conference

Members of the Wisconsin Alpha Sigma delegation at the 2021 National ESP Conference in Savannah, GA.  During the Recognition Program, Pattie Carroll received the North Central Mid Career Service Award, Kandi O’Neil received the North Central Region Visionary Leadership Award, and the Wisconsin Counties Association received the National Friends of Extension Award.  Mary Ann Schilling and Paul […]

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Mark your Calendar for the Annnual ESP Picnic in November

Join us on Wednesday, November 17th from 4-5pm, for our Annual ESP Picnic. Our featured speaker this year is Jerry Apps, who will share stories from his latest book “Meet Me on the Midway: A History of Wisconsin Fairs” due to be published June 2022. Jerry Apps is a former county extension agent and professor emeritus […]

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Honor Our National ESP President, Peggy Damann

This past year, Wisconsin ESP Alpha Sigma Chapter member Peggy Damann has provided leadership to the National ESP association as ESP President.  Mostly done via Zoom and e-mail, Peggy has excelled in this role, with increased membership, offering more distance opportunities, hiring a new management company and much more. This message is to encourage you to […]

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Call for Award Nominations

Call for Award Nominations Due by February 1st   Do you know an Extension colleague or retiree who deserves to be recognized for their contributions to the mission of Extension?  Nominate a worthy candidate for one of the Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) awards or work with your colleague to self-nominate.  Awards are available from the […]

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ESP Retirees

Greetings ESP Retirees!   At the recent ESP virtual picnic held on October 26th, the ESP Resource Team solicited feedback, and after receiving unanimous support from those in attendance is happy to announce an ESP Challenge Grant.     As a prior employee of Extension, you recognize the value of having support for professional development during […]

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