Bulletin Staff Report

Glenda Hyde, an associate professor of practice with Oregon State University Extension Service, was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Hyde, who serves Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson and Wheeler counties, was recognized for leading high-quality community programs in food safety and preservation, nutrition education and safety, and accidental injury prevention in Oregon, according to the national association.

The national award was presented to Hyde at a recent conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

The award is the highest presented by the association. It recognizes members for leadership, outstanding program efforts and personal and professional development.

Hyde, who lives in Sisters, holds a bachelor’s degree in home economics and business from Linfield College and a master of education from Eastern Oregon University.

She has served as OSU Extension Family and Community Health faculty in the fields of nutrition, and food safety and preservation since 2007, with the addition of safety and accidental injury prevention in 2015.