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420 Holmes Street
Willowbank Building, Room 322
Bellefonte, PA 16823-1488

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Phone: 814-355-4897

Fax: 814-355-6983

Email: CentreExt@psu.edu

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Two Centre County Residents Recognized

The 4-H State Volunteer and Development Team recently recognized two Centre County residents at the 2017 Pennsylvania 4-H Leader Forum. Anna “Mickey” Peters was recognized as the 2014 National 4-H Hall of Fame Winner and Dr. Alan Snider was recognized as the 2015 National 4-H Hall of Fame Winner.

The 4-H State Volunteer and Development Team recently recognized two Centre County residents at the 2017 Pennsylvania 4-H Leader Forum. Anna “Mickey” Peters was recognized as the 2014 National 4-H Hall of Fame Winner and Dr. Alan Snider was recognized as the 2015 National 4-H Hall of Fame Winner.

Mickey has served the Centre County 4-H program with over 50 years of service! Along with her late husband, Clarence, she organized beef, rifle, wildlife, and community clubs, working with over 500 members in her 4-H career. Mickey has also recruited and mentored over 30 current leaders. This also includes her five children who have served as volunteers. Mickey also served on committees when Pennsylvania hosted the Northeast Regional Leader Forums in 1991 and 2004.

Mickey has worked hard to ensure that 4-H will continue forever in Centre County. She chaired a 1991 county 4-H Endowment Fund charter campaign that has now has a value of $318,000 and returns over $12,000 annually to Centre County 4-H! These funds are used for program support and scholarships.

Mickey’s 4-H involvement has been recognized with awards such as the National 4-H Salute to Excellence Award in 1986, the Coble Award for Outstanding Pennsylvania Beef Leader in 1991, the Centre County Council of Human Services Extension Volunteer in 2002 as well as the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards presented by George W. Bush in 2005. As one of Mickey’s former 4-H’ers stated, “Mickey has always been there for the kids and puts their best interests first. She goes out of her way to make sure all members have the chance to seize every opportunity to better themselves.”

Dr. Alan Snider gave over 32 years of his professional life to 4-H. He was an Ohio 4-H member, a Michigan 4-H Youth Agent and a 4-H Specialist in Michigan State and Oregon State. In 1985, he was appointed the Pennsylvania State Program 4-H Leader.

Dr. Snider partnered with Fox Chase Cancer in Philadelphia and secured a major grant from the PA Department of Health from 1993-1997 to develop community coalitions for Tobacco Free Youth. Under Dr. Snider’s leadership, the Tobacco Free Youth partnership worked with Extension Educators and Community leaders in over 19 Pennsylvania Counties. He retired from Penn State in 1997, but has continued to work with youth programs and tobacco prevention. In 2007, Dr. Snider worked with the Director of Design and Construction at Penn State to remove smoking in Beaver Stadium. Within two years of implementation, the effort was a success and Beaver Stadium is now smoke free.