Extension Administrative Professionals scholarship recipient named

By David Broyles

August 24, 2013

DOBSON — Support Specialist Jan Taylor and County Administrative Assistant for the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Sally Southard have announced Frank Miller of State Road is the recipient of $1,000 in scholarships from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association.

Miller was among North Carolina resident students pursuing an associate’s and/or bachelor’s degree in a related field of study that applied for the Herter-O’Neal Scholarship in March. This scholarship is given annually to honor the work and dedication of Edith Herter and Frances A. O’Neal, co-leaders in forming the association in 1973.

For the first time, the association’s North Central District dedicated $250 to the $750 offered at the state level. These members were from 20 area counties including Surry County. The recipient of the North Central District award and candidates from the other four districts in the state and the North Carolina State University Campus Chapter were considered for the state-wide award.

“It is extraordinary for Mr. Miller to have received both awards,” said Sandy Ruble, North Central District president of Granville County.

Miller is the son of Shawnda Miller and graduated from Elkin High School in May. He is enrolled to begin a business management course of study this fall at Appalachian State University.

Applications and more information about the association and the Herter-O’Neal Scholarship may be obtained by directly contacting administrative support staff at any NC Cooperative Extension Office. Cooperative Extension’s goal is to provide trusted, practical education to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.