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Professional Association of Arkansas Extension Specialists (AACES)

January 2020 Beans and Brains meeting
Our recent Beans, Brains, and Things presentation focused on storytelling.

AACES works with administration and other extension organizations to enhance our specialists' working experience and strengthen the agency. Each year, AACES recognizes outstanding extension work through annual awards, and members have the opportunity to participate in professional development, community service projects and social events. Through AACES, members learn more about extension and each other.

Why join AACES?

Four people posing in halloween costumes
Presenter in front of a room of attendees
woman holding red heart balloons standing in front of a food table with baked goods
The annual AACES Fall Festival is full of fun, food, and frolicking! Above some of our specialists strike a pose before the party begins.   Our popular "Beans, Brains, & Things" are quarterly employee professional development programs. Committee members obtain speakers and host a lunch either catered or potluck. Join the committee to get involved!   Our annual bake sale is held in the spring just in time for Valentine's Day!

Learn more about AACES 

Submit a resolution! 

Meet our officers

Congratulations to the following CES employees who were given 2019 AACES awards in 2020

Award 2019-2020 Recipient
Jeanette Roberts Outstanding Specialist Award Wayne Miller
Faculty Project Performance Award Laura Hendrix
Outstanding Researcher of the Year Award --
Jane Osborne Memorial Award Andrea Price
Gary Burke Memorial Award Kimberly Rowe
Gary Burke Memorial Award Kristin Higgins
Brett Barham Extension Innovation Award Karen DiCicco
Linda Meeks Support Specialist Award Amy Cole
Outstanding County Extension Agent Award Stewart Runsick
 Service Award Judy Riley

Additional AACES information

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