R. K. Bliss Award

To recognize outstanding career achievement by an ISU Extension and Outreach staff member in developing an overall or continuing extension education program.
Eligibility: All ISU Extension and Outreach campus, field, and county employees. A person may receive this award only once.
Number awarded: One
Award: Plaque and $2500
This award is presented at the All-University Awards Convocation in the fall. 
Award Criteria: Career demonstrates

  • outstanding efforts in program implementation, including, when appropriate, teaching effectiveness, credibility with clientele, and organizational skills

  • outstanding efforts in program planning and development, including educational leadership, audience involvement, and impact evaluation

  • outstanding cooperation with other staff in support of ISU Extension and Outreach goals

  • continual personal and professional growth and development

Deadline: The deadline for the 2023 RK Bliss Award nomination is Feb. 10, 2023 and all nominations should be sent to Linda Young at lindakay@iastate.edu.