April 18, 2012
Marathon County UW-Extension agent honored for teaching, leadership
Mary Kluz recognized for outstanding achievement
Wausau, Wis.—Mary Kluz, Marathon County UW-Extension associate professor and community resource development agent, received the “Outstanding Achievement Award” at a recent meeting of the Wisconsin Extension Environment and Community Development Association (WEECDA) in Stevens Point.
Kluz was recognized for her leadership and the “timely and effective education she has brought to the people of Marathon County for more than 10 years.”
Each year, WEECDA honors outstanding team and individual Extension education efforts in the areas of community, natural resource and economic development.
Kluz’ work in Marathon County has included leading community visioning sessions; developing an educational county-wide newsletter that received an award; coordinating learning topics for the Towns and Villages associations; and leadership in the county government’s outcome measurement and organizational development initiatives.
In addition, the award highlighted Kluz’ contributions to UW-Extension and the UW System through her work on numerous committees, educational and planning teams and partnerships with other agencies.
According to colleagues who nominated Kluz for the award: “The words teach, learn, lead and serve describe Mary’s contributions to UW-Extension and her impact on the learners in Marathon County and across the state.”
To learn more about UW-Extension in Marathon County, go to http://marathon.uwex.edu/.