Dr. Stanley J. Lamendola
4-H State Office
Year Inducted: 2010
With his positive “can do” attitude, Dr. Stanley Lamendola has been a pillar in the 4-H community since he was an eight-year club member in St. James Parish. His extension career spanned 36 years from 1960-1996. His career began in Avoyelles Parish as a 4-H agent. Later he served as area 4-H and community resource development agent, a district agent and as assistant firector for field operations and 4-H youth development. He accepted an international assignment in Malaysia for two and a half years to establish agricultural and youth programs there. Dr. Lamendola served as the first president of the Louisiana Association of Extension 4-H Agents. Under his leadership, the association organized the first annual staff development meeting featuring concurrent sessions presented by agents and leaders. The format was extremely successful and served as a model for other state professional groups. As assistant director, he led an extensive remodeling project of Camp Grant Walker, including the addition of sidewalks, an outdoor speaker system, landscaping, acquisition of 1.5 acres of property and converting the old cafeteria into three educational rooms. He also hired a year-round kitchen staff to expand the use of the camp facility. His wit, humor and knowledge of 4-H made Dr. Lamendola a popular speaker at 4-H events. Dr. Stanley Lamendola held membership in 15 professional organizations and has received numerous distinguished service awards.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture