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Cathy Ludolph

Peoria County 4-H Program Coordinator

ludolph@illinois.edu

“I plan and coordinate positive youth development programs and activities for youth in Peoria County. I work with an awesome group of 4-H volunteers to implement the programs that provide youth the opportunity to develop leadership, citizenship and mastery of life skills.”

Cathy has been the Peoria County 4-H Program Coordinator since 2000. She began her Illinois Extension career in 1995.

EXTENSION JOB HISTORY

          Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program Assistant, Peoria County

          4-H Program Coordinator, Peoria County               

HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • U of I Extension Innovative Program Supporting Volunteers Award
  • U of I Extension Coordinating Volunteers Award
  • U of I Extension Collaborating with Potential Partners Award
  • IEPYE Specialty educational Technology Award
  • IEPYE Communication Award Video Program
  • National Assoc. Extension 4-H Agents Excellence in 4-H Club Support Award
  • 25 women in Leadership of Central Illinois Award

 

EXAMPLES OF CATHY’S EXTENSION EFFORTS

  • Coordinate events such as the 4-H Show, achievement program, Federation, 4-H volunteer committee meetings, 4-H special interest clubs
  • Public relations work to inform members, volunteers, and the general public about the many opportunities 4-H offers
  • Provide support to 4-H members & volunteers
  • Work with 4-H unit team to coordinate multi-county events such as Clover Clinic and service learning projects

 

FAVORITE MEMORY IN EXTENSION

I have many favorite 4-H memories and it is hard to choose just one. The moments that stand out to me the most are the smiling faces of youth at the 4-H Show when they exhibit their projects and receive recognition for their accomplishments. I also really enjoy working with the Federation youth and have many great memories of projects, activities and events we have done over the years.

 

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