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Behnke Honored for Parenting Initiative

Dr. Andrew Behnke, Extension specialist, has been recognized for his leadership and contributions to a national parenting initiative.

Behnke, an assistant professor of  4-H youth development and family and consumer sciences, received a 2011 eXtension Community of Practice Achievement Award.

He was recognized for his work with eXtension’s Just in Time Parenting Community of Practice. In addition to serving as a  leader for the community, he spearheaded the adaptation of the online and print resources for Spanish speakers. He has used a number of social media tools—including Twitter, blogs, Facebook, YouTube and more—to engage parents and has created webinars for agents and specialists nationwide.

He was cited for “technological innovation and extraordinary inclusiveness and generosity in sharing his skills and resources at the local, state and national levels.”

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