SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 46
(By Senators Williams, Beach, Prezioso, Sypolt, Stollings, Yost, Wells, McCabe, Snyder, Kessler (Mr. President), Unger, Plymale, Cookman, Green, Fitzsimmons, D. Hall, Jenkins and Laird)
Designating March 4, 2014, as West Virginia University and West Virginia University Extension Day.
Whereas, In 1914, the Smith-Lever Act in the United States Congress established a unique educational partnership between the United States Department of Agriculture and the nation’s land-grant universities that extends research-based knowledge through a state-by-state network of extension educators; and
Whereas, The Smith-Lever Act has stimulated innovative research and vital educational programs for youths and adults through the Cooperative Extension Service and its progressive information delivery systems that improved lives and shaped a nation; and
Whereas, The West Virginia University Extension Service is the primary outreach arm of West Virginia University, and is the “front porch” of WVU with an office in each of the state’s fifty-five counties, with trusted research delivered by local WVU Extension agent experts in areas of youth development, agriculture, community development and families and health; and
Whereas, The West Virginia University Extension Service has been providing trusted traditions and progressive solutions for the state of West Virginia for the past one hundred years; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby designates March 4, 2014, as West Virginia University and West Virginia University Extension Day; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate recognizes the valuable contributions that West Virginia University and the West Virginia University Extension Service provides to the citizens and State of West Virginia; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate joins in celebrating this landmark one hundredth birthday of the Cooperative Extension Service; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the President of West Virginia University, E. Gordon Gee and to Steve Bonanno, Interim Director of the West Virginia University Extension Service.