Ms. Derylee Ann Hecimovich

Professor of Extension, Emeritus

WHEREAS Ms. Derylee Ann Hecimovich has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching and service in the Cooperative Extension Service from 2001 to 2019; and

WHEREAS Ms. Hecimovich, who focused primarily on youth programs, developed curriculum and taught eighteen to twenty-two noncredit classes, workshops and Extension programs annually on an impressively diverse range of topics; and she annually organized up to twenty classes led by others; and

WHEREAS Ms. Hecimovich annually organized the 4-H contest, 4-H livestock exhibits and other activities at the Alaska State Fair; and she worked with youth and adult volunteers through 4-H activities, leader trainings, officer trainings and animal husbandry workshops; and

WHEREAS Ms. Hecimovich served as the state Project Learning Tree and state Forest Stewardship Committee coordinator; and she has been on the state Agriculture in the Classroom Advisory Board, Mat-Su Borough Agriculture Board and FFA Board of Directors for many years; and

WHEREAS Ms. Hecimovich’s character and collegiality contributed to her success; and all who worked with her felt respected and supported, making her an excellent mentor, community leader and colleague;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Ms. Derylee Ann Hecimovich for her extensive contributions to the State of Alaska and to the University; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks, in further recognition of the invaluable services rendered by Ms. Hecimovich and as evidence of the University’s desire that her identification with the University be maintained, hereby confers upon Ms. Derylee Ann Hecimovich the title of Professor of Extension, Emeritus; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be appropriately engrossed and signed by the Chancellor as further evidence of the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ esteem and respect for Ms. Derylee Ann Hecimovich, and conveyed to Ms. Hecimovich on this twenty-third day of May, 2020.