COLLEGE STATION – Amber Moore, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H program assistant in Robertson County, has received a Superior Service Award in the category of office support.
The award, presented Jan. 8 during the annual Texas A&M AgriLife conference in College Station, is given to staff who demonstrate outstanding performance or who provide exceptional service to AgriLife Extension, an educational outreach agency of the Texas A&M University System.
During the past six years, Moore has led all leadership activities, contests, club management and financial management for the 4-H program in Robertson County. The county 4-H program’s enrollment and youth involvement activities have increased 30 percent since her hiring, according to the award nomination.
Moore has played an integral role in collaborating with community partners and AgriLife Extension committees to address issues facing residents, states the nomination. These included designing and updating communications pieces, managing the Robertson County 4-H screening process, and overseeing the enrollment process, as well as cash and volunteer management.
“Loyalty and dedication are two words that describe Amber Moore,” wrote Melanie Stellbauer, club manager for Bremond 4-H, in the award nomination. “She is extremely loyal and dedicated to her 4-H kids and parents. She will not take no for an answer and she will not give no as an answer.”
“Amber Moore reflects (the) true spirit of an Extension employee,” wrote Dr. Monte Dozier, AgriLife Extension south regional program director, in a letter supporting her nomination. “She goes above and beyond the call of duty to provide Robertson County youth with the best 4-H experience possible. Amber works tirelessly to provide youth development opportunities of a wide variety to teach Robertson County youth life skills that will benefit these youth in the future.
“Furthermore, she is always looking for opportunities for our young people to give back to their community. Instilling skills for life and a sense of empathy for one’s fellow man are hallmarks of Amber’s efforts as an Extension program assistant in Robertson County. Our county, state and country would be far better off if we had more (like her) preparing today’s youth for tomorrow’s challenges.”