Bonnie Teater Community Development Awards
About Bonnie Teater

Bonnie Teater is a special individual to friends of the Southern Rural Development Center. For 30 years, she provided valuable support and day-to-day assistance to the Southern Rural Development Center as a member of its staff. She served as an inspiration to all because of the dedication she brought to her work and her passion for the rural development research and Extension outreach mission of the region's land-grant schools. She currently is enjoying retirement in her home state of Kentucky. In her honor the SRDC offers two awards to recognize outstanding work in community development.

The Awards

Bonnie Teater Community Development Educator Lifetime Achievement Award

(Awarded on even number years.)

The award is for superior lifetime work by an individual (not a team) who has made an important contribution to the Extension Community Development area.

Qualifications

  • Be currently employed by one of the 29 land-grant universities located in the Southern Rural Development Center region,
  • Serve as an administrator, specialist or agent who has worked in the Extension CD area for at least TEN years at the state, multi-county and/or county levels
  • NOTE: An individual who has retired over the past 12 months and who, at the time of his/her retirement, met the conditions outlined above, is eligible for consideration.

Bonnie Teater Community Development Early Career Achievement Award

(Awarded on odd number years.)

This award honors the work of a "rising star" who has already achieved great things in his/her early career in community development.

Qualifications

  • Be currently employed by one of the 29 land-grant universities located in the Southern Rural Development Center region,
  • Serve as an administrator, specialist or agent who has worked in the Extension CD area for 10 years or less; and
  • Have an impressive portfolio of Extension-related programs and publications.
Past Recipients