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Alex Llumiquinga Receives OSUEA Cooperator Award and the ESP Friends of Extension Award

Updated: Aug 1, 2023

Olalla Center Arcoíris Cultural Program Manager Alex Llumiquinga was honored Wednesday evening, Dec. 7, 2022, by OSU Extension Service for his collaborative work and community leadership. Llumiquinga was awarded both the OSUEA Cooperator Award and the ESP Friends of Extension Award. Llumiquinga was nominated by Renee Johnson at OSU Extension in recognition of his collaboration with OSU Extension through the “Juntos en Colaboración” project.

“We are so grateful to get to work with Alex through our partnership in Juntos en Colaboración,” said Dusti Linnell, PhD, OSU Assoc. Professor, “We couldn’t have done our work on COVID-19 and community garden programs without him.”

The ESP Friends of Extension Award is the highest recognition presented by an OSU Extension ESP chapter to a non-Extension (lay) person, company, organization or elected official and is designed to recognize truly outstanding support and personal involvement in Extension efforts.

OSU Extension Service Cooperator Awards (sponsored by OSUEA) honor individuals and businesses who have made significant contributions to Extension programming in Oregon. Extension cooperators include 4-H Leaders, Master Gardeners, Master Food Preservers, farmers and ranchers engaged in agricultural research, Master Woodland Managers and many other individuals, organizations and businesses who work in collaboration with Extension professionals to benefit all Oregonians.

“Alex’s dedication, commitment to community and endless compassion are inspiring. Olalla Center is honored by his work. We are so happy to congratulate Alex for these awards,” Dee Teem, Olalla Center Community Health and Development Director.

To support Olalla Center’s Arcoiris Cultural Program please visit

Pictured left to right: Dr. Ivory Lyles (Vice Provost of the OSU Division of Extension and Engagement), Dr. Marina Denny (Associate Vice Provost for Engagement), Awardee Alex Llumiquinga (Arcoiris Program Manager at Olalla Center) and Dr. Kris Elliot (Associate Director for OSU Extension).

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