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Karen Munden

Unit Coordinator Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences

Education and Degrees

Karen received her MS in Merchandising Management from Michigan State University and received a BS in Home Economics in Business from Virginia State University.

Work Experience

2001-present, Family and Community Sciences Extension Agent, Virginia Beach, VA

1999-2001, Project/Data Deployment Manager, Arrowhead Space Telecommunications, Inc. contracted to U. S. Department of Transportation Washington, DC

1993-1998, Student Recruitment/Retention Coordinator and Summer Program Coordinator, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD

1989-1993, Academic Advisor/Part-Time Graduate Recruiter, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

1987-1989, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

1985-1987, Sales Manager Hess Department Store, Virginia Beach, VA

1980-1985, Assistant Store Manager, Roses Department Store, Inc. Newport News, VA



City of Virginia Beach Class Award

VCE Programming Award for Interdisciplinary Program, Southeast District

2007, VCE Programming Award for Impacts, Southeast District

2007, State of Virginia and National Desjardins Youth Financial Education Awards, Credit Union National Association, Beach Municipal Federal Credit Union, Virginia Beach Schools Federal Credit Union

1998, USDA Fellow, United States Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, Washington, DC

1997, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences Outstanding Faculty Advisor

1996, Michigan State University College of Human Ecology Centennial Outstanding Faculty

1993, Michigan State University College of Human Ecology Advising/Mentoring Award

1987&88, Michigan State University, College of Human Ecology, Minority Graduate Fellow

1982, Roses Department Store, District Assistant Manager of the Year