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Nov. 20, 2015
Northwest Missouri State University faculty and staff members were the recipients of three honors Nov. 9 at the 55th Annual Farm-City Banquet, sponsored by the Greater Maryville Chamber of Commerce.
Rod Barr, director of Northwest’s School of Agricultural Sciences, was recognized as Outstanding Farm Advocate. Barr is a Northwest alumnus and began teaching agriculture courses at the University in 1999.
Additionally, the University of Missouri MU Extension recognized Northwest staff members as part of its Leaders Honor Roll program, which honors outstanding community leaders who have excelled in supporting or co-teaching named programs.
Clarence Green, the chief of Northwest’s University Police Department, and his team were recognized for their work and support of the Rent Smart program, which helps to educate international students about tenant and landlord laws in Missouri. University police have trained more than 500 students since the program’s implementation during the fall of 2014.
Police officer Kristina Martinez brought the idea forward, and students and police staff developed the program. The police department began partnering with Missouri Extension office last year.
“All UPD members have contributed to the success of the program, and we are honored to be recognized for our partnership that is centered around our goal of cultural competence,” Green said.
Walter Redden, Northwest’s Student Union event coordinator, also was named to the Leaders Honor Roll. Redden has served as chair of the Nodaway County Extension Council since 2012.
The MU Extension recognized Redden as “an energetic and eager part of the team. He is one of the first to volunteer for activities and never afraid to push the council to try something new.”
Northwest co-sponsored and hosted the event in its J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom.
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