Sue Pleskac was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame for her lifetime achievement and contributions to 4-H. Honored by the University of Wisconsin/4-H Extension, Pleskac was one of thirteen inducted during the ceremony at the Grand Wyndham Pittsburgh Downtown, Pittsburgh, PA in early October.
Sue’s foundation in vocational education and life skill development was a natural fit for her 22-year career in 4-H Youth Development (4-HYD). Her commitment to youth voice and volunteer development had impact on a state, regional and national level. She is known for excellence in curriculum development for youth, volunteers and Extension Professionals. Sue worked 15 years as the Wisconsin 4-HYD Agent in Racine and Jefferson Counties and completed her career as 4-HYD Volunteer Leadership Development Specialist. Sue was a 4-H parent, volunteer and now 4-H grandparent.
The National 4-H Hall of Fame laureates are nominated by their home states, National 4-H Council, the National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals, or 4-H National Headquarters of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) – USDA based upon their exceptional leadership at the local, state, national and international levels.
Honorees were presented with a National 4-H Hall of Fame medallion, plaque, and memory book during the ceremony. The National 4-H Hall of Fame was established in 2002 as part of the Centennial Project of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents in partnership with National 4-H Council and 4-H National Headquarters of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA. For more information about the National 4-H Hall of Fame event and past recipients, visit http://www.4-h-hof.com/
Congratulations to Sue on this outstanding honor!