Workman receives national recognition

Medical Leader | SUBMITTED PHOTO HONORED: Leslie Workman receives the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Distinguished Service Award from President Peg Ehlers of Indiana.

PIKEVILLE — Pike County Extension Agent Leslie Workman was honored recently at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) 2015 annual session, “Tradition to Guide Us, Knowledge to Share and Innovation to Succeed.”

She received the Distinguished Service Award at the conference held in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

In receiving the award, Workman was recognized for innovative programming in Pike County.  Additionally, she was honored with a national second place Food Safety Award for her work on the educational package, “Gluten: Is It For Me?”

Over her 15 year career, her main areas of focus have been nutrition and food preservation, helping families use household resources wisely and historical textiles.

The award is the highest award presented by the NEAFCS. It recognizes members for leadership, outstanding program efforts and personal and professional development. The NEAFCS silent auction sponsors the plaque for the award.

Her commitment to meeting the needs of individuals, families and communities is exemplary.