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    • Curriculum Vita Shelly Ruth Peper Sitton Associate Professor Agricultural Education, Communications, and Leadership Oklahoma State University Education Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma December 2000 Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Education Dissertation: 1998 News Coverage of Oklahoma Swine Production Issues: A Content Analysis July 1989 Master of Science in Agricultural Education Thesis: Extent of Social Skills Development by Vocational Agriculture Students/FFA Members as Perceived by Selected Vocational Educators and Public School Superintendents May 1988 Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Communications Adair High School, Adair, Oklahoma May 1984 High School Diploma Professional Experience Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma Nov. 2006 – present Associate Professor Agricultural Education, Communications, and Leadership July 2005 – Nov. 2006 Associate Professor Agricultural Education, Communications, and 4-H Youth Development July 2001 – June 2005 Assistant Professor Agricultural Education, Communications, and 4-H Youth Development Feb. 1992 to June 2001 Instructor/Academic Adviser Agricultural Education, Communications, and 4-H Youth Development Grand River Dam Authority, Vinita, Oklahoma July 1989 – Jan. 1992 Informational Representative I for Media Services Tulsa Area Vocational and Technical School, Tulsa, Oklahoma June 1987, 1988, 1989 Career Development Instructor Teaching Assignment 100-percent teaching in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Refereed Journal Publications Bobbitt, R., Sitton, S., & Cartmell, D. (In Review). Assessing the objectivity level of news wire coverage of agricultural issues. Journal of Applied Communications. Kelemen, D., Cartmell, D., & Sitton, S. (In Revision). Service learning: A case study of an agricultural communications course. Journal of Applied Communications. Cartmell, D., Majors, M., Ashlock, M., & Sitton, S. (2007). Assessing the learning styles of agricultural communications students. NACTA Journal, 51(2), 2-7. King, J., Cartmell, D., & Sitton, S. (2006). Newspaper coverage of the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy outbreak in the United States: A Content Analysis. Journal of Applied Communications, 90(3), 33-47.
    • Sitton Vita Page 2 of 18 Sitton, S., Cartmell, D., & Sargent, S. (2005). Developing public relations curricula in agricultural communications. Journal of Applied Communications, 88(3), 23-37. Sitton, S., Terry Jr., R., Cartmell, D., & Key, J.P. (2004). Newspaper coverage of swine production issues: A closer look at reporters and their objectivity. Journal of Applied Communications, 88(2), 21-35. Cartmell, D., Dyer, J., Birkenholz, R., & Sitton, S. (2004). Gatekeeping Decisions of Arkansas Daily Newspaper Editors in Publishing Agricultural News. Journal of Applied Communications, 87(4), 7-22. Refereed Research Proceedings Mitchell-Hanson, S., Sitton, S., & Edwards, Craig. (2008, April). Perceptions of Oklahoma Agricultural Education Teachers about Selected Agricultural Communications Competencies: A Case for Curriculum Reform. In the Proceedings of the 27th annual Western Region Agricultural Education Research Conference. Park City, UT Leggette, H., Sitton, S., & Blackwell, C. (2008, April). The importance of writing in the agricultural industry. In the Proceedings of the 27th annual Western Region Agricultural Education Research Conference. Park City, UT Cartmell, D., Edwards, C., Sitton, S., Blackwell, C., Hynes, J., & Irani, T. (2008, March). An agrarian society’s developing press system: Malian journalists’ views on media, ethics, and democracy. In the Proceedings for 2008 conference of the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Educators. E.A.R.T.H. University, Costa Rica. Bobbitt, R., Sitton, S., & Cartmell, D. (2007, June). News wire coverage of agricultural issues: A closer look at reporters' objectivity. Proceedings of the Research Special Interest Group for the 2007 Association for Communication Excellence International Meeting, Albuquerque, NM. Kelemen, D., Cartmell, D., & Sitton, S. (2005, May). Service Learning: A case study of an agricultural communications course. In the Proceedings of the Research Special Interest Group for the 2005 Association for Communication Excellence International Meeting. San Antonio, TX. Cartmell, D., Majors, M., Ashlock, M., & Sitton, S. (2005). Assessing agricultural communications students’ learning styles. In the Proceedings of the 102nd annual meeting of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists – Agricultural Communications Section [On-line]. Available: http://agnews.tamu.edu/saas/saasproceedings.html Sargent, S., Pennington, P., & Sitton, S. (2003). Developing leadership skills through capstone experiences. In the Proceedings of the Association of Leadership Educators [On-line]. Available: http://www.leadershipeducators.org/2003/sargent1.pdf Sitton, S., & Cartmell, D. (2002). Hosting a State-level Agricultural Communications Career Development Event. In the Proceedings of the 99th annual meeting of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists – Agricultural Communications Section [On-line]. Available: http://agnews.tamu.edu/saas/sitton-cartmell.htm. Sitton, S., Terry, Jr., H., & Key, J. (2001). 1998 newspaper coverage of Oklahoma swine production Issues: A content analysis. In the Proceedings of the 20th annual Western Region Agricultural Education Research Conference [On-line]. Available: http://www.aaaeonline.org. Sitton, S., Terry, Jr., H., & Key, J. (2001). A content analysis of Oklahoma’s two largest newspapers’ 1998 coverage of Oklahoma swine concentrated animal feeding operations. In Proceedings of the 98th annual meeting of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists – Agricultural Communications Section [On-line]. Available: http://agnews.tamu.edu/saas/sitton2001.htm. Sitton, S. (1998). Internships in agricultural communications service units. In Proceedings of the 95th annual meeting of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists – Agricultural Communications Section [On-line]. Available: http://agnews.tamu.edu/saas/SAASA2SS.HTM Sitton, S., & Ullrich, D. (1998). County agent assessment of news packets in Oklahoma. In Proceedings of the 95th annual meeting of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists – Agricultural Communications Section [On-line]. Available: http://agnews.tamu.edu/saas/SAAS2SS.HTM
    • Sitton Vita Page 3 of 18 Refereed Presentations Cartmell, D., Blackwell, C., Sitton, S., Edwards, C., Hynes, J., & Irani, T. (Accepted for May 2009). The Impact of Cross-cultural Training Experiences on Malian Journalists Who Report on Agricultural and Environmental Issues: Did Their Views on Media Ethics Change? Paper proposal for the 25th annual conference of the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE), San Juan, Puerto Rico. Tilley, M., Tilley, D., Yiannaka, A., Holcomb, R., Howard, W., Weckler, P., Cavaletto, R., Zohns, M., Sitton, S., Blackwell, C., Delahoussaye, R., & Jones, D. (2008, July). Teaching innovations as part of an agribusiness curriculum. Presented at the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. Weckler, P., Tilley, D., Sitton, S., Holcomb, R., Blackwell, C., Delahoussaye, R., Cavaletto, R., Zohns, M., Tilley, M., Howard, W., Jones, D., & Yiannaka, A. (2008, June). A true interdisciplinary capstone senior design experience. Presented at the 2008 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, Providence, RI. Naile, T., Sitton, S., & Faber, S. (2008, June). The Second “R”: Keeping students engaged in writing basics. Presented at the 54th annual conference of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, Logan, UT. Mitchell-Hanson, S., Sitton, S., & Edwards, C. (2008, April). Perceptions of Oklahoma Agricultural Education Teachers about Selected Agricultural Communications Competencies: A Case for Curriculum Reform. The 27th annual Western Region Agricultural Education Research Conference. Park City, UT Leggette, H., Sitton, S., & Blackwell, C. (2008, April). The importance of writing in the agricultural industry. The 27th annual Western Region Agricultural Education Research Conference. Park City, UT Cartmell, D., Edwards, C., Sitton, S., Blackwell, C., Hynes, J., & Irani, T. (2008, March). An agrarian society’s developing press system: Malian journalists’ views on media, ethics, and democracy. Presented at the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Educators. E.A.R.T.H. University, Costa Rica. Bobbitt, R., Sitton, S., & Cartmell, D. (2007, June). News wire coverage of agricultural issues: A closer look at reporters' objectivity. Presented at Association for Communications Excellence, Albuquerque, NM. Cartmell, D., Sitton, S., Blackwell, C., & Edwards, C. (2007, June). Nurturing the “Fourth Estate”: Cultural Experiences with Media in the Republic of Mali, West Africa. Presented at Association for Communications Excellence, Albuquerque, NM. Kelemen, D., Cartmell, D., & Sitton, S. (2005, May). Service Learning: A case study of an agricultural communications course. Presented at the Association for Communication Excellence annual conference, San Antonio, TX. Cartmell, D., Majors, M., Ashlock, M., & Sitton, S. (2005). Assessing agricultural communications students’ learning styles. Presented at the 102nd annual meeting of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists – Agricultural Communications Section, Little Rock, AR. [Presented by Ashlock; earned recognition as the Outstanding Graduate Student Presentation] Sargent, S., Pennington, P., & Sitton, S. (2003). Developing leadership skills through capstone experiences. At the 2003 Association of Leadership Educators Annual Meeting, Anchorage, AL Sitton, S., & Cartmell, D. (2002, February). Hosting a State-level Agricultural Communications Career Development Event. Presented at the 99th annual meeting of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists – Agricultural Communications Section, Orlando, FL. Sitton, S. (2001, November). A content analysis of the 1998 newspaper coverage of an agricultural issue. Presented at the 24th annual conference of the Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication, Tulsa, OK. Sitton, S., Terry, Jr., H., & Key, J. (2001, April). 1998 newspaper coverage of Oklahoma swine production Issues: A content analysis. Presented at the 20th annual Western Region Agricultural Education Research Conference, Carmel, CA.
    • Sitton Vita Page 4 of 18 Sitton, S. (2001, January). A content analysis of Oklahoma’s two largest newspapers’ 1998 coverage of Oklahoma swine concentrated animal feeding operations. Presented at the 98th annual meeting of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists – Agricultural Communications Section, Fort Worth, TX. Sitton, S. (1998, January). Internships in agricultural communications service units. Presented at the 95th annual meeting of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists – Agricultural Communications Section, Little Rock, AR. Sitton, S., & Ullrich, D. (1998, January). County agent assessment of news packets in Oklahoma. In Presented at the 95th annual meeting of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists – Agricultural Communications Section, Little Rock, AR. Refereed Posters Naile, T., Robertson, T., & Sitton, S. (Accepted). Developing grammar gurus: A student-centered approach to teaching an introductory, writing-intensive course. Poster for the 106th annual meeting of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists – Agricultural Communications Section, Atlanta, GA. Sitton, S., Edwards, C., Cartmell, D., & Blackwell, C. (Accepted for May 2009). Delivering a Citizens' Exchange Program with a Professional Focus: Media Specialists from the Republic of Mali, West Africa, and Faculty of Oklahoma State University (OSU), USA -- Triumphs, Faux Pas, and Lessons Learned. Poster for the 25th annual conference of the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE), San Juan, Puerto Rico. Erichsen, A., Sitton, S., Cartmell, D., & Cox, C. (2008, June). Assessing the need: Communications and marketing resources and training for Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service educators. Poster presented at the 54th annual conference of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, Logan, UT. Sitton, S., Tilley, D., Weckler, P., Holcomb, R., Blackwell, C., Delahoussaye, R., Tilley, M., Howard, W., Cavaletto, R., Zohns, M., Jones, D., & Yianaka, A. (2008, June). Retaining the best by creating workplace-ready graduates through interdisciplinary senior capstone innovation projects. Poster presented at the 54th annual conference of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, Logan, UT. Minihan, D., Harvey, L., Meyers, C., Rhoades, E. & Sitton, S. (2008, June) Connect. Develop. Achieve. The essence of NACTA. Poster presented at the 54th annual conference of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, Logan, UT. Sitton, S., Cartmell, D., Blackwell, C., & Edwards, C., (2008, March). Agricultural, cultural and professional media development in the Republic of Mali, West Africa. Poster presented at the 24th annual conference of the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE), EARTH University, Costa Rica. Hynes, J., Edwards, C., Cartmell, D., Sitton, S., & Blackwell, C. (2008, March). Strengthening Mali’s media sector: Business development training for media specialists. Poster presented at the 24th annual conference of the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE), EARTH University, Costa Rica. Sitton, S., Cartmell, D., Blackwell, C., & Edwards, C. (2007, June). Educating journalists in an international venue: Republic of Mali, West Africa. Poster presented at the 53rd annual conference of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, Urbanan-Champaign, IL. Leggette, H., & Sitton, S. (2007, June). Employers' Perceptions of the Writing Abilities of the Graduates of the Oklahoma State University College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Poster presented at the 53rd annual conference of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, Urbanan-Champaign, IL. Cartmell, D., Cox, J., & Sitton, S. (2004, June). Through the Digital Lens. Poster presented at presented at the 50th annual conference of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture: "Teaching students to think and reason,” Gainesville, FL.
    • Sitton Vita Page 5 of 18 Cartmell, D., Cox, J., & Sitton, S. (2004, February). The Digital Perspective. Poster presented at presented at the 54th Annual Southern Region Agricultural Education Research Conference, Tulsa, OK. Cox, J., Cartmell, D., & Sitton, S. (2004, February). A Master Plan: Implementing a Master of Science Degree in Agricultural Communications. Poster presented at presented at the 54th Annual Southern Region Agricultural Education Research Conference, Tulsa, OK. Cartmell, D., Sitton, S., Cox, J., & Sargent, S. (2002, December). Out Write ... Out Edit ... Out Communicate. Poster presented at the national convention of the American Association of Agricultural Educators, Las Vegas, NV. Sitton, S., & Cartmell, D. (2001, December). Capstone experience: The key to a successful agricultural communications program. Poster presented at the national convention of the American Association of Agricultural Educators, New Orleans, LA. Sitton, S. (2001, January). Capstone experience: The key to a successful agricultural communications program. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Region of American Association for Agricultural Education, Fort Worth, TX. Igo, C., Ullrich, D., & Sitton, S. (1996, March). Undergraduate internship opportunities in agricultural education, communications, and 4-H youth development at Oklahoma State University. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Region of American Association for Agricultural Education, Athens, GA. Published Abstracts and Other Publications Sitton, S. (2009). Figure 21–5: Therapeutic horseback riding. In Damron, W. S. Introduction to animal science: Global, biological, industry, and social perspectives (4th ed) (p. 519). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Sitton, S. (2008, December). Oklahoma FFA champion: Trent Peper. Stillwater, OK: Oklahoma FFA Association. Retrieved November 10, 2008, from http://okffa.org/champs/champs-Peper.htm Sitton, S. (2008, October). Oklahoma FFA champion: Andy Jordan. Stillwater, OK: Oklahoma FFA Association. Retrieved November 10, 2008, from http://okffa.org/champs/champs-Jordan.htm Minihan, D., Harvey, L., Meyers, C., Rhoades, E., & Sitton, S. (2008, June). Connect. Develop. Achieve. The essence of NACTA[Abstract]. NACTA Journal, 52(2), 94. Sitton, S., Erichsen, A., Cartmell, D., & Cox, C. (2008, June). Assessing the need: Communications and marketing resources and training for Oklahoma Cooperative Extension educators [Abstract]. NACTA Journal, 52(2), 103. Sitton, S., Naile, T., & Faber, S. (2008, June). The second “R”: Keeping students engaged in writing basics [Abstract]. NACTA Journal, 52(2), 84. Sitton, S. (2008, April). Oklahoma FFA champion: Ben Lastly. Stillwater, OK: Oklahoma FFA Association. Retrieved November 10, 2008, from http://okffa.org/champs/champs-Lastly.htm Sitton, S. (2008, February). Oklahoma FFA champion: Melissa Gaither. Stillwater, OK: Oklahoma FFA Association. Retrieved November 10, 2008, from http://okffa.org/champs/champs-Gaither.htm Sitton, S. (2007, December). Oklahoma FFA champion: Keith and Brent Kisling. Stillwater, OK: Oklahoma FFA Association. Retrieved November 10, 2008, from http://okffa.org/champs/champs- Kisling.htm Sitton, S. (2007, October). Oklahoma FFA champion: Russ Florence. Stillwater, OK: Oklahoma FFA Association. Retrieved November 10, 2008, from http://okffa.org/champs/champs-Florence.htm Leggette, H., & Sitton, S. (2007, June). Employers’ perceptions of the writing abilities of the graduates of the Oklahoma State University College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources [Abstract]. NACTA Journal, 51(2), 106 Sitton, S., Blackwell, C., Cartmell, D., & Edwards, C. (2007, June). Educating journalists in an international venue: Republic of Mali, West Africa [Abstract]. NACTA Journal, 51(2), 115. Sitton, S. (2007, February). Oklahoma FFA champion: Randy Gilbert. Stillwater, OK: Oklahoma FFA Association. Retrieved November 10, 2008, from http://okffa.org/champs/champs-Gilbert.htm
    • Sitton Vita Page 6 of 18 Sitton, S. (2006, December). Oklahoma FFA champion: Jeramy Rich. Stillwater, OK: Oklahoma FFA Association. Retrieved November 10, 2008, from http://okffa.org/champs/champs-Rich.htm Sitton, S. (2006, December). Oklahoma FFA champion: Jami Longacre. Stillwater, OK: Oklahoma FFA Association. Retrieved November 10, 2008, from http://okffa.org/champs/champs-Longacre.htm Sitton, S. (2006, October). Oklahoma FFA champion: Larry Watkins. Stillwater, OK: Oklahoma FFA Association. Retrieved November 10, 2008, from http://okffa.org/champs/champs-Watkins.htm Sitton, S. (2006, October). Oklahoma FFA champion: Phil Berkenbile. Stillwater, OK: Oklahoma FFA Association. Retrieved November 10, 2008, from http://okffa.org/champs/champs-Berkenbile.htm Sitton, S., Miller, J., Telg, R., & Irani, T. (2001, July-August). Agricultural communications service learning. The Agricultural Education Magazine, 74 (1), 20-21. Invited Presentations Cartmell, D., Sitton, S., Edwards, C., & Blackwell, C. (2007, June). Nurturing the “Fourth Estate”: Cultural experiences with media in the Republic of Mali, West Africa. Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Human and Life Sciences, Albuquerque, NM. Sitton, S. (2007, January). Improving your feature writing through brainstorming and organization. Presented to the newsletter editors for the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives, Roman Nose State Park, OK. Sitton, S. (2006, September). Grammar and style tips and tricks. Presented to the marketing directors for the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives, Oklahoma City, OK Sitton, S., & Jobe, R. (2006, April). Creating Effective Newsletters. Presented to the annual convention of the Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK. Sitton, S., & Kelemen, D. (2005, June). Do we have to work in teams?!? Presented at the 51st annual North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Conference, Wooster, OH. Sitton, S., & Miller, J. (2000, July). Service Learning: Practical communications experience through community service. Presented at the 2000 United States Agricultural Communicators Congress, Washington, D.C. Sitton, S. (2000, February). Newspaper Treatment of the Swine Industry in Oklahoma. Presentation at the 41st Annual Oklahoma Pork Congress, Oklahoma City, OK. Sitton, S. (2000, January)Agricultural Communications Career Development Event. Presentation at the 2000 Mid-Winter Conference for agricultural education teachers in Stillwater, OK. Boone, K., Furbee, R., & Sitton, S. (1999, June). How to conduct a state-level FFA ag communications contest. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Agricultural Communicators in Education, Knoxville, TN. Sitton, S. (1998, May). Preparing résumés and cover letters. Workshop conducted for 1998 State 4-H Roundup, Stillwater, OK. Sitton, S., & Stotts, D. (1997, July). Old Dogs Need New Tricks: Is Tradition Killing Your News Delivery System? Presentation at the annual meeting of the Agricultural Communicators in Education, Cleveland, OH. Sitton, S. (1997, May). Agricultural Broadcasting. Workshop conducted for 1997 State 4-H Roundup, Stillwater, OK. Sitton, S., & Goodnight, T. (1997, February). Careers in Agricultural Communications. Presentation at the Pottawatomie County Agricultural Education Career Day, Shawnee, OK. Sitton, S. (1995, May). Agricultural Communications. Workshop conducted for 1995 State 4-H Roundup, Stillwater, OK. Workshops & Seminars Sitton, S. (2008, May). So You Want to be a Cowboy? Advising workshop for Oklahoma FFA State Officers, Stillwater, OK. Sitton, S., & Sitton, J. (2008, May). Say Cheese! Seminar about photography for fourth-graders at Skyline Elementary School, Stillwater, OK.
    • Sitton Vita Page 7 of 18 Sitton, S. (2007, May). So You Want to be a Cowboy? Advising workshop for Oklahoma FFA State Officers, Stillwater, OK. Sitton, S. (May, 2007). A visit to Mali, West Africa. Seminar for fifth-graders at Skyline Elementary School, Stillwater, OK. Sitton, S. (2006, May). So You Want to be a Cowboy? Advising workshop for Oklahoma FFA State Officers, Stillwater, OK. Sitton, S. (2005, May). So You Want to be a Cowboy? Advising workshop for Oklahoma FFA State Officers, Stillwater, OK Sitton, S. (2005, March). Careers in agriculture. OSU-OKC Educational Talent Search, Stillwater, OK. Sitton, S. (2005, March). Student products: A capstone experience. Brown-bag session for the OSU Teaching Community Support Network, Stillwater, OK. Sitton, S. (2004, June). So You Want to be a Cowboy? Advising workshop for Oklahoma FFA State Officers, Stillwater, OK. Sitton, S. (2003, June). So You Want to be a Cowboy? Advising workshop for Oklahoma FFA State Officers, Stillwater, OK. Sitton, S. (2002, June). So You Want to be a Cowboy? Advising workshop for Oklahoma FFA State Officers, Stillwater, OK. Sitton, S., & Cox, J. (2001, June). Your Ticket to Successful Community Relations. In-service workshop conducted for Oklahoma agricultural education teachers, Stillwater, OK. Sitton, S. (2001, May). So You Want to be a Cowboy? Advising workshop for Oklahoma FFA State Officers, Stillwater, OK. Weeks, W., Terry, Jr., H., Vernon, J., & Sitton, S. (2000, June). Agricultural Communications and Leadership Curriculum. In-service workshop conducted for Oklahoma agricultural education teachers, Stillwater, OK. Sitton, S. (2000, May). So You Want to be a Cowboy? Advising workshop for Oklahoma FFA State Officers, Stillwater, OK. Weeks, W., Terry, Jr., H., Vernon, J., & Sitton, S. (1999, June). Agricultural Communications and Leadership Curriculum. In-service workshop conducted for Oklahoma agricultural education teachers, Stillwater, OK. Weeks, W., Terry, Jr., H., & Sitton, S. (1998, June). Agricultural Communications and Leadership Curriculum. In-service workshop conducted for Oklahoma agricultural education teachers, Stillwater, OK. Weeks, W., Terry, Jr., H., & Sitton, S. (1997, June). Agricultural Communications and Leadership Curriculum. In-service workshop conducted for 47 Oklahoma agricultural education teachers, Stillwater, OK. Extramural Funding Efforts U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service Higher Education Challenge Grant Proposal (September 2007 to August 2010). Project title: Interdisciplinary Innovation Education to Solve Real Business and Design Problems. Through the grant, the project team is developing curriculum for an integrated capstone course for students from agricultural communications, agricultural economics/agribusiness, biosystems and agricultural engineering, and mechanical engineering. Co-Project Investigators: Tilley, D., Sitton, S., & Weckler, P., Total Funded: $465,595 U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Grant (September 2006-December 2007). Project title: Nurturing the “Fourth Estate”: Professional Development for Media Specialists in the Republic of Mali, West Africa. Through the grant, the team developed and delivered curriculum for Mali journalists and facilitated a three-part cultural exchange program, including a month-long U.S. experience for 14 Malians. Co-Project Leaders: Cartmell, D., Sitton, S., Blackwell, C., & Edwards, C. Total Funded: $227,392
    • Sitton Vita Page 8 of 18 Oklahoma State University Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Team Initiative Program (FY06). Project title: Increasing Turfgrass Evapotranspiration for Water Conservation and OCES Urban Service. Through the grant, team members developed promotional materials for a new Web site to assist homeowners with effective lawn watering. Project team member working with A. Sutherland, biosystems and agricultural engineering. TIP funds: $18,000; Mesonet funds: $31,500. Total Funded: $49,500. U.S. Department of State Grant (FY09 – not funded). Project title: Providing a Voice for the Voiceless: A Grassroots-level Development Program to Build the Capacity for Good Governance in Kenya. Project team member. Requested: $328,434.73 U.S. Department of State Grant (FY09 – not funded). Project title: Enhancing the Economic Future of Mali and West Africa: Training Young Adults for Entrepreneurial Roles and Business Leadership. Co- project leader. Requested: $317,698.63 Oklahoma State University Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Team Initiative Program (FY09 – not funded). Project Title: Assessment of Legal Needs for Oklahoma's Agriculture Industry and Rural Communities. Co-Project Investigator. TIP funding requested: $45,222. Oklahoma State University Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Team Initiative Program (FY07 – not funded). Project title: OSU Beef Web Development. Project contributor. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service TIP funds requested: $39,656. Oklahoma State University Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Team Initiative Program (FY07 – not funded). Project title: Development, Implementation and evaluation of an Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Crisis Response Plan. Project contributor. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service TIP funds requested: $53,822. Cowboy Journal Sponsorships • Coordinated corporate and organizational sponsorships sold by students for the Cowboy Journal, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources magazine produced in AGCM 4413 Fall 1998 – $4,447 Spring 2002 – $7,043 Fall 2005 – $13,125 Spring 1999 – $5,575 Fall 2002 – $8,877 Spring 2006 – $13,000 Fall 1999 – $6,510 Spring 2003 – $8,615 Fall 2006 – $12,425 Spring 2000 – $6,525 Fall 2003 – $13,325 Spring 2007 – $13,200 Fall 2000 – $6,242 Spring 2004 – $12,100 Fall 2007 – $12,550 Spring 2001 – $7,407 Fall 2004 – $13,000 Spring 2008 – $13,700 Fall 2001 – $7,390 Spring 2005 – $13,425 Fall 2008 – $10,300 Oklahoma Lake & Trail Association. Funding for a graduate assistantship for one semester. $5,000 Learn and Serve America Grants • Received Learn and Serve America, Oklahoma State University College of Education Mini-grants Fall 1998 (JB 4493) – $1,200 Spring 2000 (AGCM 4413) – $1,000 Spring 1999 (JB 4493) – $300 Spring 2000 (JB 4493) – $300 Fall 1999 (JB 4493) – $300 Scholarship Funding • Secured Oklahoma Farm Bureau Scholarship for Agricultural Communications Majors to OSU Foundation Spring 1999 – $2,000 Spring 2000 – $2,000
    • Sitton Vita Page 9 of 18 Spring 2001 – $2,000 Spring 2005 – $2,500 Spring 2002 – $2,000 Spring 2006 – $3,000 Spring 2003 – $2,500 Spring 2007 – $3,000 Spring 2004 – $2,500 Spring 2008 – $3,000 • Coordinated National Livestock Publications Council Critique and Awards Program Summer 2002 – $5,445 Summer 2004 – $5,000 Summer 2003 – $5,670 Teaching Responsibilities AGCM 2113 (formerly AGCM 2103 and AGCM 4453*) Communications in Agriculture — Fall 1993 to Spring 2001 Fundamentals of agricultural news writing and other communication methods. Careers in and the role of the media in agriculture and related fields. AGCM 3101* Exploring Agricultural Communications — Team-taught Fall semesters 2003 to present An exploration of career expectations and opportunities in agricultural communications. AGCM 3103 Communicating Agriculture to the Public — Summer and Fall 2005 Understanding and application of writing principles and communications theory as related to public issues in agriculture and the environment. Practice in writing for a variety of media and preparation of other communications as part of a communications campaign strategy. AGCM 3213* Layout and Design for Agricultural Publications — Fall 1997 to Spring 2006; Spring semesters 2007 to present Fundamentals of layout and design as applied to agricultural publications. Practical application of design principles, typography, desktop-publishing software and printing practices. Opportunity for service-learning experiences. AGCM 4113* Features Writing and Editing for Agricultural Publications — Fall 2005 to present Brainstorming, researching, interviewing, developing, writing and editing feature stories for agricultural publications.
    • Sitton Vita Page 10 of 18 AGCM 4203* Professional Development in Agricultural Communications — Spring 1997, Fall 1997, Fall 1998, Fall 1999, Summer 2003 Professional preparation and development for careers in agricultural communications. Professional communications, résumé and portfolio development, presentations, networking and job interviews. Introduction to event planning. AGCM 4300 Internships in Agricultural Communications — any semester as needed Supervised work experience with approved employers in agricultural communications. Presentation required following the internship experience. AGCM 4403* Planning Campaigns for Agriculture and Natural Resources — Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Fall 2008** Communications campaign development for agriculture and natural resources activities and issues, including development of materials, budgets and contracts. ** team-taught as part of USDA Higher Education Challenge Grant AGCM 4413* Agricultural Communications Capstone — Fall 1998 to present The development of agricultural communications projects with focus in either broadcast or print media. Practical application of writing, editing and design skills as well as software applications. Students publish Cowboy Journal magazine and Web site. AGCM 4990* Introduction to Innovations — Spring 2008 and Spring 2009 One-hour interdisciplinary course in conjunction with USDA Higher Education Challenge Grant). Team-taught with five colleagues from Agricultural Communications, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Agribusiness, and Mechanical Engineering. AGCM 4990 Problems in Agricultural Communications — any semester as needed Small group and individual study and research in problems relating to communications within the agricultural sector and from the agricultural sector to other constituencies. AGCM 5000 Research and Thesis— any semester as needed Independent research and thesis under the direction and supervision of a major professor. AGCM 5203 Theory and Practice in Agricultural Communications — Fall semesters 2006 to present The study of major communication theories and theorists in the context of agricultural communications. AGCM 5990 Advanced Studies in Agricultural Communications — any semester as needed Individual and small group study or research in agricultural communications topics and issues.
    • Sitton Vita Page 11 of 18 JB 3313 News Editing I — Spring 1992 (lab only) Copy editing, design and headline writing for newspapers and magazines. JB 4493* Advanced Public Relations Media — Fall 1992 to Spring 2005 An advanced application course in planning, researching, writing, editing and designing of materials used in public relations communications. *Developed or redesigned the curriculum for the course. Student Project Supervision Serve as supervisor for the following student projects: • Oklahoma FFA Foundation Sponsor Calendar (2004 to present) • Oklahoma M(ag)azine: The Magazine of Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom (2008) Academic Advising Serve as primary academic adviser for more than 60 undergraduate students and a secondary adviser for more than 70 additional undergraduate students in agricultural communications, agricultural communications/animal science and animal science/agricultural communications; serve as undergraduate advisement coordinator and workgroup leader for agricultural communications. Graduate Students & Honors Students Committee Chairwoman • Michael Deering, Master of Science in Agricultural Communications, December 2005 Title: Broadcasting Proficiencies in Agricultural Communications: Frequency of Use and Role in Curriculum • Mandy (Fritz) Gross, Master of Science in Agricultural Communications, August 2006 Title: The Impact of a Media Day on Developing Awareness and Increased Coverage of the Oklahoma State University Food & Agricultural Products Center • Holli Leggette, Master of Science in Agricultural Communications, May 2007 Title: Employers’ Perceptions of the Writing Abilities of the Graduates of the Oklahoma State University College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources • Stephanie Mitchell-Hanson, Master of Science in Agricultural Communications, August 2007 Title: Knowledge of and Perceptions About Agricultural Communications Competencies as Perceived by Oklahoma Agricultural Education Teachers • Jennifer Biser, Master of Science in Agricultural Communications, August 2007 The Accuracy of Agricultural Images in Children’s Literature: An Analysis of Selected Children’s Books on Farm Animals from 1950 to 2005 • Briley Elliott, Master of Science in Agricultural Communications, December 2007 Title: Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association Members’ Perceptions of the National Animal Identification System • Amanda Erichsen, Master of Science in Agricultural Communications, May 2008 Title: Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Educators’ Accessibility to Resources and Training Regarding Communications and Marketing: A Needs Assessment • Ruth Bobbitt, Master of Science in Agricultural Communications, December 2008 Exposing Agricultural Communications Students to the Hayakawa-Lowry News Bias Categories: A Descriptive Study • Ashley Stockamp, Master of Science in Agricultural Communications, projected May 2009 • Rochelle Landwehr, Master of Science in Agricultural Communications, projected May 2009 • Rebecca Nida, Master of Science in Agricultural Communications, projected July 2009
    • Sitton Vita Page 12 of 18 Graduate Committee Member • Danna Kelemen, Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Education, May 2006 • Chandra Orr, Master of Science in Agricultural Education, August 2003 • Gina Ciuffetelli, Master of Science in Agricultural Communications, May 2004 • Sarah Sargent, Master of Science in Agricultural Communications, May 2004 • Shannon Webb, Master of Science in Agricultural Communications, August 2004 • Amanda Faith Jones, Master of Science in Agricultural Education, May 2005 • Stephanie Payne, Master of Agriculture in Agricultural Education, May 2005 • Jamie King, Master of Science in Agricultural Communications, May 2005 • Katie, Reim, Master of Science in Agricultural Communications, December 2005 • Sara McGaha, Master of Science in Agricultural Communications, July 2005 • Traci Naile, Master of Science in Agricultural Communications, May 2006 • Kristen Marcus, Master of Science in Agricultural Communications, May 2006 • Jennifer Dassel, Master of Science in Agricultural Communications, August 2006 • Shanna Boyett, Master of Science in Agricultural Communications, August 2007 • Kinsey Westwood Money, Master of Science in Agricultural Communications, August 2007 • Lacey Stockstill, Master of Science in Agricultural Communications, August 2007 • Todd House, Master of Agriculture in Agricultural Education, December 2008 • Megan Lawrence, Master of Agriculture, projected May 2009 • Jim Rexwinkle, Master of Science in Agricultural Education, projected December 2009 • Chris Primeaux, Master of Science in Occupational Education Studies, projected December 2010 • K. Jill Rucker, Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Education, projected May 2009 Graduate Adviser • Angel Riggs, Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Education Honors Students for Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Communications • Rachel Hubbard Crawford, August 2003 Topic: Agricultural Communications Curriculum Competencies in Agricultural Broadcasting • Melissa Majors, May 2004 Topic: Learning Styles of Agricultural Communications Students • Jodi Cole, December 2004, Topic: Use of Ag in the Classroom Instructional Materials in Oklahoma • Ruth Bobbitt, December 2006, Topic: Objectivity in Associated Press Wire Stories about Agriculture [also adviser for student’s $4,000 Wentz Research Grant to complete the research] Committee Assignments Oklahoma State University • OSU Faculty Associate Program (1997-1998; 2006 to present) • Review and Selection Committee for the Regents Distinguished Teaching Award (Spring 2007) • Faculty Advisory Committee/Institute for Telecommunications (1992-94) • Coordinating Committee for “Mass Communications & Natural Resources: Establishing a Partnership” symposium (1992-93) College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources • Committee on Teaching Technology and Student Technology Fees (2002 to present; co-chair 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09)
    • Sitton Vita Page 13 of 18 • Advisement Coordinators Committee (2004 to present) • Search Committee for CASNR Assistant Dean (Fall 2007 to Spring 2008) • OSU Day at the Oklahoma Youth Expo (March 2008) • Undergraduate Student Recruitment Task Force (Fall 2006 to Spring 2007) • Search Committee for Director for Agricultural Communications Services (Fall 2006 to Spring 2007) • Search Committee for DASNR Dean & Director (Spring 2004 to Fall 2004) • Search Committee for CASNR Assistant Dean (Fall 2001) • Ag Faculty Council (1992-94) • Committee on Outcomes Assessment (1992-93) • Committee on Curriculum and Academic Standards (1992-93) • Committee on Effective Teaching (1993-94) • Committee on Student Counseling, Advisement, and Retention (1993-97; 2001-2002) • Committee on Careers in Agriculture (1997-2000; chairwoman 2000-2001) College of Arts and Sciences • Managing Editor of the O’Alum newsletter (1997-2002) • Journalism & Broadcasting Public Relations Search Committee (1998-99) • Journalism & Broadcasting Broadcasting Search Committee (2002-03) Department of Agricultural Education, Communications, and Leadership (formerly the Department of Agricultural Education, Communications, and 4-H Youth Development) • Managing Editor of the Cowboy Journal student magazine (1998-present) • Scholarship Committee (1992-present) • Search Committee for the Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership Department Head (Spring 2008 to Summer 2008) • Search Committee for Agricultural Communications Assistant Professor (chairwoman, Fall 2007 to Summer 2008) • Search Committee for Agricultural Communications Assistant Professor (chairwoman, Fall 2003 to Spring 2004) • Student Recruitment and Outreach Committee, (chairwoman 1996-2001) • Banquet Committee (1995-2001) • Search Committee for Agricultural Communications Assistant Professor (chairwoman, 2001) • Undergraduate Curriculum (1997-99) • Search Committee for Agricultural Communications Lecturer (1999) Professional Organizations American Association for Agricultural Education (Spring 2008 to present) Reviewer for AAAE Research Conference – 2008 Western Region Agricultural Education Research Conference Poster Judge – 2008 Communications Committee/Member Services – Spring 2008 to present Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Human and Life Sciences (formerly Agricultural Communicators in Education) Academic Programs SIG, Chairwoman – 1994-95, 1995-96 Reviewer for Outstanding Thesis/Dissertation Award – 2006 Reviewer for Refereed Presentation Selection – 2005, 2006 Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow OSU Chapter Adviser – 1992 to 2001 National Adviser – 1993-94, 1994-95, 2002-present Alpha Zeta Alumni Member
    • Sitton Vita Page 14 of 18 Gamma Sigma Delta Treasurer – 1993-94 President-elect – 1994-95 President – 1995-96 Past President – 1996-97 Livestock Publications Council Associate Member Critique & Awards Judge – 1995, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2005 National Critique & Awards Coordinator – 2002 to 2004 Dare to Design Workshop Committee Member and Site Host – 2003, 2004, 2005 Student Development Committee – 2003 to present Education Committee – 2003 to present North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (Life Member) Teacher Fellow 2003 Southern Region Outstanding Teacher Award, June 2007 Teacher Recognition Committee – 2003 to present Public Relations/Membership Committee – 2006 to present Executive Planning Team for NACTA 2009 – Spring 2008 to present Oklahoma State University Agriculture Alumni Association (Life Member) Board of Directors – 1990-1993 President – 1993 Vice President – 1992 Oklahoma State University Alumni Association (Life Member) Board of Directors – 1993 Phi Kappa Phi Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (Agricultural Communications Section) Treasurer – 2001-2002 Vice President/Program Chairwoman – 2002-2003 President – 2003-2004 Past President – 2004-2005 Reviewer for Refereed Presentation Selection – 2006, 2007, 2008 Paper and Presentation Judge – 2008 Professional Development Ag Relations Council, 1995 Agricultural Communicators Congress, 1992, 2000 Agricultural Communicators in Education, 1992, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003 Agricultural Publications Summit, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Association for Communication Excellence International Conference, 2005 CASNR Teaching Effectiveness Workshops, Fall 2003, Spring 2004, Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Fall 2006 Collegiate Life Knowledge Planning Council, 2005 Cooperative Communicators Association Institutes, 1993, 2001 Livestock Publications Council, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998 National Association of Farm Broadcasters, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008 Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication, 2001 Western Region Agricultural Education Research Conference, 2001, 2008
    • Sitton Vita Page 15 of 18 Other Duties • Serve as outcomes assessment coordinator for agricultural communications, including preparation of all annual assessment reports and budget requests. • Serve as agricultural communications workgroup chairwoman. • Serve as interdepartmental internship coordinator, managing up to 40 internships each year. • Serve as faculty adviser (1992-2001; 2006 to present) to the agricultural communications student organization, Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, which was selected as the 1996-97 Outstanding Club in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and was selected as the National Outstanding Club for 2005, 2006 and 2007. • Serve as CASNR Living Community Faculty Mentor (August 2006 to May 2008) • Assist students with career placement; of all students completing baccalaureate degrees in agricultural communications from summer 1992 through spring 2006, approximately 95 percent have been placed in agricultural communications, journalism, or sales/consulting positions or have entered graduate or professional programs. • Coordinate agricultural communications undergraduate scholarship fundraising. • Recruit new undergraduate students at State FFA Career Development Events, at Oklahoma FFA conventions, and via telephone calls, campus visits, correspondence, and electronic mail. • Assist junior college students planning to transfer to OSU and major in agricultural communications. • Coordinate and supervise the media room at the Oklahoma FFA Convention (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) • Assist with freshmen enrollment clinics for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and serve as an ALPHA volunteer. • Serve as superintendent and developer of the FFA Agricultural Communications Career Development Event (1999 to present). • Serve as coordinator of the FFA Junior Agricultural Communications Career Development Event (2007). • Assisted with media rooms at the Oklahoma State Fair and Oklahoma Youth Expo (1997 to 2008) • Served as faculty adviser and executive secretary/treasurer (2002 to 2006) to the National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow • Served as faculty adviser to the Agriculture Student Council (1992-94). • Secured agricultural communications students to serve as judges and timekeepers for the Oklahoma Farmers Union Speech Contest state finals for four years. • Supervised production of five FFA Interscholatics videos. • Served as superintendent for the state finals of the FFA Quiz Bowl Career Development Event (1996, 1997, 1998). • Assisted in creating the recruitment booth and selected materials for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. • Assisted with the National Agri-Marketing Association Résumé Day, reviewing résumés for CASNR students. Additional Information Provided guidance for OSU agricultural communications students in ACT as they have won nearly 300 awards in the National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Critique & Contest, including more than 70 first place awards, as well as state and national awards in the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association and the Oklahoma Public Relations Student Society of America.
    • Sitton Vita Page 16 of 18 Served as judge for: • Oklahoma Collegiate Press Association journalism contests (1994, 1995, 1996) • National FFA Proficiency Award competition in agricultural communications (1996, 1997, 1998) and in horticulture production (1995) • State FFA Proficiency Award competition in agricultural communications (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000) • National Critique & Contest for the Horse Publications Council (1996, 2006) • National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association’s communications competition (1997) • State Fair of Oklahoma FFA chapter exhibit booths, agriscience project displays, and photography and news reporting competitions. (1994, 1995, 1996) • American Junior Gelbvieh Association Junior National Photography Contest (2004) Coordinated journalistic articles for the Homecoming Special Edition of the Stillwater NewsPress, October 1996 to October 2005 Awards and Recognition • Faculty Appreciation Award, Oklahoma State University Athletics, November 2008 • College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Exemplary Faculty Award (presented by OSU Agriculture Alumni Association), October 2008 • Southern Region Outstanding Teacher Award, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, June 2007 • Ed Bible Distinguished Service Award (Presented to individuals who have distinguished themselves by consistently supporting and providing service to the Livestock Publications Council), Livestock Publications Council, July 2007 • Livestock Publications Council Best of the Bunch Photography Awards, Third-place Livestock People Photo, July 2007 • Oklahoma State University Regents Distinguished Teaching Award, October 2005 • Payne County Farm Bureau Outstanding Female 4-H Leader, November 2005 • Livestock Publications Council Best of the Bunch Photography Awards, Third-place Livestock Scenic Photo, July 2005 • Rookie 4-H Leader of the Year, Payne County 4-H, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, November 2004 • College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Exemplary Faculty Award (presented by OSU Agriculture Alumni Association), October 2004 • Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education CareerTech Champion, June 2004 • Livestock Publications Council Best of the Bunch Photography Awards, Third-place Livestock Photo and Third-place People Photo, July 2004 • Livestock Publications Council Best of the Bunch Photography Awards, Reserve Champion Livestock Photo, July 2003 • Teacher Fellow, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, June 2003 • Alpha Zeta Outstanding CASNR Teacher of the Year 2002-2003, March 2003 • Honorary American FFA Degree, National FFA Association, November 2002 • The 2001 Award for Excellence in Student Mentoring, OSU College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, September 2001 • Oklahoma State University Award of Excellence for Advisement, August 2001 • Academic Programs Award of Excellence, Agricultural Communicators in Education, July 2002 • Golden Torch Award from the OSU Chapter of Mortar Board, April 2000 • National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Teaching Award of Merit, March 1998 • OSU Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding Teacher and Adviser, October 1997 • College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Ag Ambassadors’ Outstanding Adviser, March 1997 • Oklahoma State University Award of Excellence for Advisement, August 1997
    • Sitton Vita Page 17 of 18 • Honorary State FFA Degree of the Oklahoma FFA Association, April 1997 • Award of Appreciation from the OSU Alumni Association and the OSU Student Alumni Board, April 1996 • Certificate of Appreciation, National FFA Organization, November 1996, 1997 • Award of Appreciation from the OSU Alumni Association for assisting with Homecoming 1997, December 1997 • Honorary Chapter Farmer, Adair FFA Chapter, 1987 Community Service Stillwater Public Schools Long Range Planning Committee (May 2008 to present) • Academic Subcommittee Payne County Extension Advisory Council (2005 to present) Turning Point Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center (January 2006 to present) • Board of Directors (Fall 2008 to present) Freedom 4-H Club, Stillwater, Oklahoma (September 2004 to present) • Cloverbud Leader (September 2004 to present) • Payne County Volunteer Leaders Council (2005 to present) Vice President (2008-09) • Outstanding Rookie Volunteer Leader, September 2004 • County Dress Revue and Dress to Impress Planning Committee (March 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) • 4-H Café Volunteer (March 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) • 4-H Exploration at the Omniplex, Chaperone (Spring 2006, 2007, 2008) • 4-H Share the Fun Judge (January 2006, 2007) Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma (2002 to present) • Sitton Superstars Buddy Walk Team (2003 raised $520; 2004 raised $1,065; 2005 raised $500; 2006 raised $500; 2007 raised $1,000; 2008 raised $1,000) • DSACO Calendar Committee (2004 to present) • DSACO Parent2Parent Stillwater Co-Chair (2006 to present) Oklahoma FFA Alumni Camp (2006 to present) • Chaperone (2008) • Photographer (2006 to present) American Cancer Society Relay for Life (August 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) Adair Volunteer Fire Department: Co-Grant Writer • FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Program – $36,300 for firefighter safety • Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative Foundation – $2,500 for fire truck • FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Program – $250,000 for fire truck Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Adair, Oklahoma (1965 to present) • Board of Education Superintendent 1991-93 Zion Lutheran Church, Stillwater, Oklahoma (1992 to present) • Education Committee (2003 to present) • Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (2000 to present) Ronald McDonald House Fundraising Coordinator/Liaison, 2002 to present Vice President, 2005 to 2007 Treasurer, 2003 to 2005 • Vacation Bible School Co-director – 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 Director – 2005 • Board for Campus Ministry – 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001 Personal Data Born November 13, 1965, in Pryor, Oklahoma
    • Sitton Vita Page 18 of 18 Raised on a commercial cow-calf operation near Adair, Oklahoma Children: Jacob R. Sitton (June 11, 1996) Matthew A. Sitton (April 16, 2002)