Purdue University's College of Agriculture and its Agricultural Alumni Association are seeking nominees for two annual awards that recognize achievement and service to their profession.
The alumni association's Certificate of Distinction will be given Feb. 4 in Indianapolis during the group's annual meeting, the Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry, and the college's Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Award will be presented at a special convocation March 2 on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus.
The awards program always has a strong pool of candidates, said Jay Akridge, Glenn W. Sample Dean of Purdue Agriculture. He encouraged agriculture, food and natural resources organizations to nominate those who are deserving of such recognition.
"The significance of these awards is enhanced by the quality of each year's honorees," he said. "Our partners and stakeholders play a critical role in identifying outstanding nominees from a broad range of backgrounds and disciplines."
The Certificate of Distinction recognizes those who have made significant contributions to agriculture through professional accomplishments, activity in organizations, community service and other activities that make the nominees a credit to their profession.
The Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Award recognizes mid-career alumni 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.
Nomination deadlines are Aug. 31 for the Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Award and Sept. 30 for the Certificate of Distinction.
Further criteria and instructions on how to submit nominations are at http://www.ag.purdue.edu/agalumni/pages/awards.aspx. The site also lists previous winners.