MSU Extension Service
Years in Position: 16
Years at MSU: 16
Callie works for Extension by helping people find the information they need. Her sense of responsibility and organizational skills keep the Pike County office running. She enjoys seeing the smiles on people's faces as she aids them through their day.
She does this by answering phones, signing up clients for certain events, receiving soil samples, performing computer work, and setting up the interactive video system for Quick Bites programs offered through Extension.
She enjoys what she does every day, and she reminisces about when she got to host a spring break camp for 4-H'ers. She loved watching the children eagerly learn about new things.
Callie enjoys her job, but it is not always as easy as it looks.
"It takes hard work and a good, understanding personality to deal with some of the clients who call or walk through our office doors," said Callie.
Callie recommends hard work, patience and kindness to those interested in this type of job.
"In the end, the outcome is very rewarding," she said. "The most important traits for this career would definitely be a kind spirit, a patient mind, and an understanding attitude."
Callie said she has been married to a wonderful, loving husband for four years. She also enjoys cooking as well as many outdoor activities such as gardening, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding.
Pamela S. Redwine
Agent IV/County Coordinator
MSU Extension Service
Years in Position: 3
Years at MSU: 18
Pamela Redwine has an affinity for interacting with people to help them learn new, interesting information about important life skills. So, it would seem very natural for her to excel in her career of working with people simply to help them improve their quality of life.
Pamela aids people by planning, presenting and evaluating programs in Family & Consumer Science. She teaches various programs such as Walk-A-Weigh, and the Healthy Homes Initiative. She also offers child care trainings for early care and education providers.
She leads a 4-H Science Club, Sewing Club, Crochet Club, Arts and Crafts Club, and oversees a Master Chef’s School for young people.
“I love helping people, especially when they learn something they didn’t expect,” Pamela said. “I have always loved family and consumer science, so when I was offered the position, I knew it would be a perfect fit!” Pamela said.
During her career, she said she has come to better understand the asset that MSU Extension is to others in the county, and she hopes to spread this word to others through her work.
“Being a coordinator and planner truly requires a servant’s heart,” she said. “There must be a willingness to learn new things, even when you are completely out of your comfort zone.”
Pamela said she and her husband are blessed to celebrate their nineteen-year anniversary at the end of August.
“We have two children, ages 13 and 11.” She and her family are members of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada.
At each annual DAFVM Summer Celebration, the Staff Spotlight recipients from the previous year will be acknowledged. The DAFVM website will have an archive of all winners listed by month/date.
An employee cannot be chosen more than once during a two (2) year period.