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Extension’s Kittridge Receiving 2012 Hikel Award

Charles Kittridge, former agricultural engineer with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension for 31 years until his retirement in 1986 will receive the 2012 Barbara Hikel Award for exemplary volunteer service to the university after retirement. He’ll receive the award during a luncheon Tuesday, June 5 at noon with UMaine President Paul Ferguson at the Wells Conference Center, part of the UMaine Annual Retiree Homecoming Fair.  During his tenure at UMaine, Kittridge was instrumental in many innovations and changes in Maine agriculture. In his retirement, he was instrumental in the development of numerous large, complex databases and reporting structures for Cooperative Extension and other UMaine departments for 25 more years.  He is the “go to guy” for Web and database development and has been willing to share his expertise with UMaine employees. His expertise and volunteer service has saved UMaine thousands of dollars. John Rebar, director of UMaine Cooperative Extension is the featured speaker, at 11 a.m. The fair begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. Reservations for the luncheon can be made by calling Kelly Hoovler at (207) 581-1580.

Contact: Kelly Hoovler, (207) 581-1580

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