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University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Jenkins Recognized for Excellence

Posted 6/10/2008

Penny Jenkins, human resources manager, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, has been recognized for her outstanding contributions to the profession by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). Jenkins was awarded the “Roadrunner Award” for 2008 by the Southwest Region of the association at their recent conference in Arizona for serving as a positive role model and having made significant contributions to the profession and the University.

In addition, Jenkins will be the Western Region Chapter Liaison beginning in July 2008 and was asked to be on the National Host Committee for the 2009 National Conference to be held in October 2009 in Las Vegas. Jenkins has also served as the past-president, president, president-elect, and secretary/treasurer of the Nevada Chapter of the organization. During her term as president, the Nevada Chapter increased in size from approximately 100 members to over 225 members. “Penny’s enthusiasm for her work as a human resources professional and for the University overall is exemplary,” says Frank Flavin, Western Area Director, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. “We are glad that she is able to reach out to other human resources throughout the West and share her enthusiasm and talents through the CUPA-HR organization.”

Jenkins has worked for the University of Nevada, Reno for 26 years. In her current position with University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, she works with faculty and staff who deliver needs-based programs to communities across the state in the areas of agriculture; horticulture; natural resources; health and nutrition; community development; and children, youth and families. For more information, call 775-784-4848.

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