Contact: Joyce Kleffner, 207-667-8212
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Me. — Jane Conroy, a faculty member in the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Piscataquis County office, has received a national award. The National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) gave Conroy its Continued Excellence Award at a fall conference in St. Paul, Minn.
The organization recognized Conroy for her leadership in teaching Maine people financial literacy. She authors a bimonthly newsletter, “Money $ense,” for individuals and families. Conroy is also researching influences on consumer buying habits in rural Maine.
The Continued Excellence Award recognizes the leadership of NEAFCS members who have been actively involved in professional improvement programs and have supported the professional development of others. Conroy has served as president and as vice president for awards and professional development of the NEAFCS Maine affiliate.