Side by Side Comparison of 2017 College-​wide Awards​

Certificate of Distinction

The Certificate of Distinction is the highest award of the Purdue Agricultural Alumni Association. It is presented at the Association's annual meeting, The Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry will be held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

The Certificate of Distinction is intended to recognize those who have contributed significantly to agriculture, forestry or natural resources through professional accomplishments, activity in professional organizations, community service work, and other activities that make the nominees a credit to their profession.


Alphabetical list of ​winners​​​
Chronological list of winners​

Nomination Guidelines​
Nomination Cover Sheet​​​
Nomination Cover Sheet​ (fillable PDF)

Distinguished Ag Alumni

The Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Award was created in 1992 to recognize mid-career alumni of Purdue's College of Agriculture. Honorees must have a demonstrated record of outstanding accomplishments, have made significant contributions to his/her profession or society in general, and exhibit high potential for future professional growth. Selections are made by a committee comprised of the Dean of Agriculture, associate deans, assistant dean, department heads and unit directors. Typically, ten or fewer alumni are selected to receive the award. Recipients will be recognized in a convocation on Friday, March 3, 2017 on the West Lafayette campus. Honorees must be in attendance to receive the award. 

8:00 A.M. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016

Alphabetical list of winners
Chronological list of winners

Nomination Guidelines
Nomination Cover Sheet
Nomination Cover Sheet​ (fillable PDF)​​​

Departmental Alumni Awards

Within the College of Agriculture at Purdue University, there are eleven academic departments. Of those eleven departments, seven of them have established prestigious awards to recognize their alumni. These awards vary from department to department. You can find additional information by clicking on the links below.