WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Nominations are now being accepted
for the top two annual awards of the Purdue University College of Agriculture
and its Agricultural Alumni Association recognizing achievement and service to
the agricultural profession.
The Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Award recognizes
mid-career alumni of the College of Agriculture who have a record of outstanding
accomplishments, have made significant contributions to their profession or
society in general and exhibit high potential for professional growth.
The alumni association’s Certificate of Distinction
recognizes those who have contributed to agriculture through professional
accomplishments, activity in organizations, community service and other
activities that make the nominees a credit to their profession.
Jay Akridge, Glenn W. Sample Dean of Purdue Agriculture,
encouraged organizations in agriculture, food, life sciences and natural
resources to submit nominations.
“Our partners and stakeholders play a critical role in
identifying outstanding nominees from a broad range of backgrounds and
disciplines,” he said. “We want to reach out as widely as possible to find
people deserving of these recognitions through their service and
Nomination deadlines are Aug. 30 for the Distinguished
Agriculture Alumni and Oct. 1 for the Certificate of Distinction.
The Certificate of Distinction will be given Feb. 1 in
Indianapolis during the alumni association’s annual meeting, the Purdue Ag
Alumni Fish Fry.
The Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Award will be presented
at a convocation March 7 on the Purdue campus.
Further criteria for nominations and instructions on how to
submit them are at www.ag.purdue.edu/agalumni/pages/awards.aspx. The site also
lists previous winners.