Michelle Allen, County Extension Agent - Family & Community Health, of Austin County in Bellville, was honored recently at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences 2017 annual session. She received the Continued Excellence Award at the conference held October 16-19, 2017, in Omaha. Allen was recognized for challenging others to live life differently. Allen has taken advantage of multiple professional opportunities which have been offered through AgriLife and her professional association on the district, state and national level. In addition, she continues to uphold the Extension mission by leading high‐quality, relevant educational programs in her communities which strengthen community partnerships. The Continued Excellence Award recognizes NEAFCS members who continue to be involved in professional development and leadership. The award recognizes NEAFCS members who have been actively involved in professional improvement programs, the promotion of professional development of others, and leadership.