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Davis-Manigaulte receives National Urban Extension Award

June 6, 2017

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Davis-Manigaulte accepting the award

Davis-Manigaulte accepting the award

By Sheri Hall for the BCTR

Jacqueline Davis-Manigaulte’s work with Cornell University Cooperative Extension’s NYC programs (CUCE-NYC) has received national recognition: In May, Jackie accepted the 2017 National Urban Extension Leadership Award, which recognizes excellence in urban extension programming and leadership.

Davis-Manigaulte leads Family and Youth Development Programs and serves as director of community relations for CUCE-NYC, which often works in partnership with the BCTR on research and program delivery.  She received the award at the 2017 National Urban Extension Conference in Bloomington, MN.

“This is well-deserved recognition of Jackie’s outstanding contributions to urban extension in NYC,” said Chris Watkins, Cornell Cooperative Extension director. “Working in any urban setting, let alone NYC, presents great challenges. Jackie has successfully turned these into opportunities to engage youth and the community in healthy eating and active living programs. I am proud of her work on behalf of Cornell University.”

Davis-Manigaulte holds a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies from Cornell University, a master’s degree in home economics from New York University and a doctorate in adult education from Columbia University.

“Jackie had a vision of being a transformational educator when she was a Cornell undergraduate student, and she has lived by – and lived up to – that vision,” said Jennifer Tiffany, CUCE-NYC’s executive director and BCTR’s director of outreach and community engagement.  “Her work promoting family and youth development, high quality extension programming that is responsive to community needs, and astute network development among agencies and community-based organizations is a model for urban extension.”

Davis-Manigaulte has worked with a wide range of NYC, state, and national organizations to provide youth and family programs that promote experiential learning, leadership development and educational attainment, and encourage healthy eating and active living. She is a principal investigator for the National 4-H Youth Mentoring Program/4-H Tech Wizards Program, a national initiative focused on youth mentoring, community service, and projects that incorporate science and technology.

“It is a pleasure to collaborate with colleagues throughout the city, state, and country to help youth, families, and communities based on the research and resources of Cornell University and the Cooperative Extension System,” Davis-Manigaulte said.  “Our youth are our future, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to their positive development.  I truly appreciate this recognition of my efforts.”




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