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updated 4/2009

Alice Henneman

Alice Henneman Named 2008 Communicator of the Year


Alice Henneman, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension educator in Lancaster County, has been named the 2008 Communicator of the Year by the Nebraska chapter of the Association of Communication Excellence in Agricultural, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences.

The Nebraska ACE Communicator of the Year award recognizes Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources faculty or staff who communicate clearly and display exceptional expertise and professionalism in promotion, publications, news and technology. The award is sponsored by the Nebraska chapter of ACE, an international association of communicators and information technologists. Henneman, a registered dietitian, is the quintessential UNL Extension educator, her nominator wrote.

She is committed to communicating with people of all ages to provide them information they can put to use in their lives. One needs to only look at her county’s Web site at Lancaster County to see how she communicates in a variety of ways. From tips and facts available on the Web to face-to-face workshops with participants, she is always trying to make people more informed about how they can eat healthier and stay healthier.

Henneman is known nationally for her work. Her articles are referred to and quoted frequently on the Internet.

Henneman also works well with the media -- both broadcast and print -- and is known to reporters as someone who can be relied on to return calls and provide helpful, relevant information.

She also is committed to building partnerships and has worked with commodity groups and such institutions as BryanLGH to provide programming for various workshops.

Congratulations to Alice for the award!

Photo Top: Extension Educator Alice Henneman (left) is presented the Communicator of the Year award by Rebecca Erdkamp (right).