Northwest Iowa — The Iowa State University Regional Extension Education Director for Lyon, Osceola, O’Brien, Sioux, Clay and Dickinson counties here in northwest Iowa has received an award from that university.
Cheryl Heronemus was presented with the 2015 R.K. Bliss Award by Iowa State University President Steven Leath. The award, which is named for the ISU Director of Extension from 1912 to 1946, recognizes outstanding achievement of an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach staff member for developing an overall or continuing extension education program. Heronemus will be honored at ISU Extension and Outreach annual conference scheduled for March 8 and 9 in Ames.
Heronemus began her extension career in 1977 as a 4-H program aid and became a county extension education director in 1994. Today she serves as a Regional Extension Education Director for Lyon, Osceola, O’Brien, Sioux, Clay and Dickinson counties. Extension officials say her inquisitive approach results in unique perspectives and programming opportunities for northwest Iowa. Several of which have been replicated throughout the state.