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Academic Staff Award

Trudy SykesAcademic specialist Gertrude ("Trudy") R. Sykes (TE) was honored with the Academic Staff Award. The award is presented to academic specialists and MSU Extension academic staff for extraordinary achievement, excellence, and exceptional contributions in advising, curriculum development, outreach, extension, research, and teaching. Sykes, who serves as the lead coordinator of the secondary teacher preparation program, was lauded for work with school district administrators, teachers, faculty, and teacher candidates. "Ms. Sykes embodies the land-grant mission of Michigan State University, communicating and upholding program standards and supporting both teacher candidates and practicing teachers in their growth as professionals."