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Deborah Zak

Comm Relations/Outreach Mgr 2
Minnesota Extension
(218) 281-8684

Awards, Distinctions, and Honors

  • U of M President's Award for Outstanding Service, 2002

  • 2015 Outstanding Community Service Award

Educational Background

  • B.S. degree in Vocational Home Economics Education and M.S. in Education/General Studies, both from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND


Been at the Northwest District Director since 1997. Before that she was a Pennington County Extension Educator for 20 years. Current educational programs include a focus on the aging population in northwest Minnesota with a goal of increasing their educational and employment opportunities.