Chester Arnold wins the Northeast Region Award for Excellence in Extension
Extension Educator Chet Arnold received the 2009 Northeast National Award for Excellence in Extension at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) 122nd Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
The Awards for Excellence in Extension are presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated high impact programming, visionary leadership and anticipation of emerging issues for clientele and the system.
Chester Arnold, Extension educator and co-director of the Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) at the University of Connecticut, recognized as the co-founder of the Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) Project, a national award winning program that uses remote sensing and geographic information system technology to education local land-use decision makers about the relationship between land use and water resource protection.
Founded in 1887, APLU is an association of public research universities, land-grant institutions, and many state public university systems. Its 218 members enroll more than 4.7 million students and award nearly one-million degrees annually. With nearly $30 billion in research, APLU-member universities comprise 10 of the top 20 universities in total federal spending on research and development in science and engineering. As the nation’s oldest higher education association, APLU is dedicated to excellence in learning, discovery and engagement. For more information visit www.aplu.org.