Assistant Professor and Public Health Nutrition Specialist, Aurora Buffington, received her Doctoral Degree in Public Health form University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Buffington’s dissertation is titled Are vending machine selections healthier? Trends in dietary quality of vending machine food and beverage selections among NHANES participants age 6-19 years between 2003-2012.

Working for the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Southern Area, Buffington focuses on the promotion of healthy people and sustainable, resilient and healthy food systems.

Buffington earned her Masters of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Have a safe and healthy 4th of July. All Cooperative Extension offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4. Offices will reopen Wednesday, July 5.

L-R: Ann Edmunds, Master Gardener Coordinator; Glenda Bona; Angela O’Callaghan, Specialist.

L-R: Ann Edmunds, Master Gardener Coordinator; Glenda Bona; Angela O’Callaghan, Specialist.

Clip art of a trophyCooperative Extension Master Gardener’s celebrated their 25th Anniversary of assisting residents of Clark County.

At the awards luncheon, Glenda Bona received the Volunteer of the Year award. The award is presented to the Master Gardener volunteer who contributed the most hands-on hours on a project. In 2016, Bona volunteered 884 hours on the Herb Garden.

Ralph Sgamma received the Silver Phone Award for volunteering the most number of hours answering phone call questions at the Help Desk.


Morgan holding her certificate.

A very happy Morgan!

Morgan was the first person in Cooperative Extension’s Infant Toddler CDA/Coaching Program to receive her Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.

“This program has taught me so much, not only to be a great teacher for my children but a better person. Amazing program, take advantage of this opportunity! Loved everyone I worked with in the program,” exclaimed Morgan!

Congrats to Morgan!