Intercom Online......July 29, 1999

Seven chosen for intern program

Seven staff and faculty members have been selected as interns in the Penn State Outreach Internship Program.

Sponsored by Outreach and Cooperative Extension, the weeklong internships are designed to enhance interns' understanding of University outreach organizations and programs and provide opportunities to explore potential collaborative relationships between the intern's work unit and other outreach units. The program is open to faculty and staff members involved in outreach activities.

The 1999­2000 Penn State Outreach interns are:

* Anne Cornell, information planning specialist, Cooperative Extension. She plans to enhance her understanding of the Outreach and Cooperative Extension organization and increase her cross-unit collaborations.

* Carol Dreibelbis, staff assistant in distance education and the World Campus. She is interested in learning more about Outreach and Cooperative Extension in order to provide her with the tools to disseminate better information about the organization.

* James Fong, director, Outreach Office of Marketing Research. He is interested in preparing his marketing research staff for the strategic role his unit will play in Outreach and Cooperative Extension in the next five years.

* Lisa Holden, assistant professor, Department of Dairy and Animal Science. She would like to gain a better understanding of how faculty with Cooperative Extension assignments might participate more fully in the overall outreach effort.

* Eston Martz, executive editor, Agricultural Information Services. He wants to supplement his knowledge of Cooperative Extension and the College of Agricultural Sciences with a broader understanding of Continuing Education, Distance Education and Public Broadcasting and the people who coordinate their publications activities. He is interested in exploring collaboration across these units in order to promote programs and reach audiences more effectively.

* Phyllis Wright, senior extension agent, Family Living and 4-H, Warren County Cooperative Extension. She is interested in making new connections in Outreach and Cooperative Extension to enhance her understanding of the opportunities for outreach programming University-wide.

* Linda Yungwirth, staff development educator, Cooperative Extension. She will attempt to enhance her skills in programming, marketing and evaluating educational programs and broaden her ideas for creative partnering practices.

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