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The Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) organization is dedicated to fostering standards of excellence in the Extension System and developing the Extension profession and professionals. It is time to start for you to be recognized for your accomplishments and dedication to OCES.

The ESP Award applications are due November 15, 2018. The Epsilon Sigma Phi Handbook is available on the website and has more information regarding ESP Scholarships, Grants and Award Recognition. See the website:  Online forms are available under the specific tab Service Award, Leadership Award and Other Recognition tabs.  The form for each award application is completed online and relatively straightforward.  The “Awards at a Glance” outlines each award criteria and eligibility.

Oklahoma ESP Award winners will be recognized at the CED Conference Meeting on January 16.

Get your ESP Awards application now at: Feel free to give Cynthia Klumpp, ESP Awards and Recognition Chair if you have any questions or need assistance.

Notice: The 2019 ESP Conference is scheduled for October 14-17, 2019 at the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Spring, CO. Please consider taking the opportunity to attend this great conference and treat yourself to an exceptional professional development experience.

Your Key to Professional Excellence

Epsilon Sigma Phi, the National Honorary Extension Fraternity, was founded in 1927.

The organization unites all Cooperative Extension Service professionals and retirees to:

  • Build support for the Cooperative Extension System
  • Promote and secure resources which will enhance professionalism
  • Develop a spirit of fellowship and develop effective working relationships

Increase Your Professional Value

  • Improve skills as an educator/presenter/leader
  • Enhance leadership abilities through committee membership and professional development opportunities at local, regional and national levels
  • Share experience, expertise and scholarly activity
  • Expand network of colleagues and resources

Your Unique ESP Benefits Package

  • Professional Scholarships
  • Mini-grants
  • Recognition Program-State, Regional, National
  • Partnerships with JCEP and CSREES-USDA
  • Retiree and Life Member Support through Legislative Activities
  • Quarterly ESP Connection Newsletter

Invest in Yourself, Your Career, and Your Profession

  • Explore state and national leadership opportunities
  • Showcase model programs at local, regional and national conferences
  • Promote the Cooperative Extension System
  • Mentor and Network with colleagues

Join Today!

To learn more about Epsilon Sigma Phi, contact us:

Oklahoma's Omicron Chapter
President: Kyle Worthington
Vice President and Awards & Recognition Chair: Cynthia Klumpp
Treasurer and Membership Chair: Jim Rutledge

Dues are due by January 15, 2019 to:

Jim Rutledge
c/o Oklahoma State 4-H Office
205 4-H Youth Development Building
Stillwater OK 74078


Award applications are due via the National ESP website ( November 15, 2018, contact:

Cynthia Klumpp
215 Fairgrounds Road, Suite B
Guthrie, OK 73044


National Epsilon Sigma Phi National Office
PO Box 357340
Gainesville, FL 32535-7340
Phone: 352-378-6665
FAX: 352-375-0722
National President Email: