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Awards & Recognition

Support Staff Member of The Year

Each year at the annual Support Staff In - Service Training an award for the Support Staff Member of the Year is given.  A Support Staff member from each district is selected and from those three selected an overall state support staff member of the year is chosen.


2016 Support Staff Members of the Year: Glenda Sutherlin, Union County.  

Traveling trophies are also awarded for the District with the most members attending, most new members joining Chi Epsilon Sigma and Rookie of the Year.

Support Staff Member of the Year

Support Staff Member of the Year Bio

Rookie of the Year



Chi Epsilon Sigma awarded a $500 scholarship (dependent upon availability of funds) to two applicants:  a qualifying member, a member's spouse or a child enrolled in a minimum of six hours per semester.  ( A qualifying member is one with three (3) consecutive years of membership in Chi Epsilon Sigma.) 

2016 Scholarship Winners

Ben Fish

Elizabeth Ann Fish
daughter of JoAnn Fish, LRSO


Patricia Johnson,
Human Resource Specialist, LRSO

Professional Improvement



Alta Lockley,
Administrative Specialist, Arkansas


Professional Improvement


  Gabriel Rooney,
son of Laura Rooney, Lonoke County


A $100 Chi Epsilon Sigma scholarship will be awarded for a professional improvement workshop or seminar, which is related to the members Extension position.

A Silent Auction is held each year at our Support Staff training to raise money for the scholarships.

Scholarship Application (Student)

Scholarship Application (Professional Improvement)

Scholarship Application Guidelines (Student and Professional Improvement) 

Rules for Silent Auction

Silent Auction Bid Sheet 

Community Service Project

Each year the Chi Epsilon Sigma Board of Directors chooses a charity for a community service project.  Donations are collected during the annual support staff in-service training.  Charities chosen have included Ronald McDonald House, Women and Children First, The Center Against Family Violence , Arkansas Rice Depot, Arkansas Food Bank, Arkansas Children's Hospital and Change Angels.

Food Bank

Arkansas Foodbank


Change Angels

Change Angel's