Extension Welcomes Youth Development Educator

MURPHYSBORO, Ill.— Jance Curry-Witzman has been named the 4-H youth development educator for University of Illinois Extension Unit 26, serving Franklin, Jackson, Perry, Randolph and Williamson counties.  

A two-time alum from Southern Illinois University, Curry-Witzman received both her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Health Education. She also holds an associate’s degree in court reporting. She has nearly 22 years of professional experience, including work as a case manager and also as a dietetic aid.  Most recently, Curry-Witzman worked for Extension as a SNAP-Ed community worker in Jackson County. As a member of the southern Illinois community for twenty plus years, Curry-Witzman has served as ward 1 alderman for the city of Murphysboro for the past two years.

As unit educator, Curry-Witzman will provide program leadership to the entire 4-H youth development program, focusing on 4-H clubs and groups, and youth education initiatives.  She brings a wealth of knowledge, community connections and experience to the 4-H Youth Development Educator position.

News source: Jance Curry-Witzman, 618-687-1727, jancec@illinois.edu

News writer: Heather Willis, 618-357-2126, hdwillis@illinois.edu