Jane Longley-Cook Awards Endowment

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Jane Longley-Cook Awards Endowment
On March 11, 2003 we lost a dear member of our NAADA family, Jane B. Longley-Cook after a brief struggle with cancer. Jane gave many hours of dedicated, cheerful service to NAADA, serving on the Board of Directors and playing a lead role in establishing the NAADA Awards program. The NAADA Awards Program annually recognizes individuals in the following areas: Outstanding Volunteer, Professional Achievement, Distinguished Service, Ruby C. McSwain Outstanding Philanthropic Achievement Award and Front Line Award. With matching support from Bob Bickford the NAADA Awards Program Endowment was established.

Jane was ever present at our Annual Conferences and always part of our programs and activities – helping, smiling and serving. Jane earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Ithaca in 1969. For more than 17 years, Jane was a key volunteer for the Alumni Affairs Office at Cornell University. She was a special friend to many of us and we will miss her wisdom and spirit.

In honor of Jane’s important role with NAADA and her years of service, the NAADA Board of Directors has established a new award – the Jane Longley-Cook Memorial NAADA Volunteer Service Award. This award will be given to an individual who has provided outstanding volunteer service to both their home institution and NAADA, as Jane did.

Jane deeply believed in the goals and mission of both NAADA and our land-grant colleges of agriculture. We are grateful to have this opportunity to forever recognize Jane’s many contributions to NAADA. An endowment fund began in 2003 that is used to support the NAADA awards program.

Please help us continue to tradition of our individual achievement awards program in Jane’s honor!