Animal Sciences Distinguished Alumni Awards

The nomination packet for the 2023 awards will be available in Fall 2022; please check back then. Nominations may be made by any person or group and must follow the guidelines below.

Criteria for Selection

Nominees will have earned a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. degree in Animal Sciences from Purdue University. Nominations for the three Distinguished Alumni Awards will be based on years since receiving their first degree from the department and will include Early Career (2007-2017), Mid-Career (1991-2006), and   Lifetime Award (1990 and before). 

The nomination packet must include a completed nomination form, the nominee's vita or resume, and a one-paged typed letter of nomination. The letter of nomination should describe the nominee's accomplishments. This description should include how the nominee contributed significantly to industry, academia, governmental service, or other endeavors as exemplified by leadership, community service, and professional accomplishments. 

For more information 

Please contact Dr. John Blanton (blantonj@purdue.edu or 765-494-4806)

2022 Awardees

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Seated: Nicole Roberts, Early Career; Dr. Kenneth Cummings, Lifetime; Laurene Lonnemann, Mid-Career
Standing: Dr. Noel Williams, Mid-Career; Paul Brennan, Lifetime; Dr. Todd Winters, Lifetime
Not pictured: Dr. Jim Reecy, Mid-Career

 

2020 Awardees

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Seated: Amanda Minton, Early Career; Jody Roth, Mid-Career; Dr. Penny Riggs, Mid-Career
Standing: Dr. Dave Nichols, Lifetime; Jeff Leininger, Mid-Career; Dr. Mark Hilton, Lifetime

PREVIOUS WINNERS

2021 - awards suspended due to COVID-19

2020
Lifetime: Dr. Mark Hilton and David Nichols
Mid-Career: Jeff Leininger, Dr. Penny Riggs, and Jody Roth
Early: Amanda Minton

2019
Lifetime: Tom Gillespie and Russell Hardin
Mid-Career: Mark Brubaker, Anna Dilger and Ryan Dilger
Early: Pam Boocher

2018
Lifetime: Dennis Marple
Mid-Career: Ryan Millett, Christie Bielinski
Early: Danielle Hunt, Woody Nichols


2017

2016
Lifetime: Charles & Margaret Carter, Tom Troxel
Mid-Career: Rebecca Schroeder
Early: Josh Crabb, Rachel Cumberbatch

2015
Lifetime: Ross Jabaay, Ronald Randel 
Mid-Career: John Eggert, Janet Lynch-Rippe
Early: Janelle Deatsman, Sarah Wagler

2014
Lifetime: John Cleland, Max Judge
Mid-Career: Terry Hayhurst, Ron Scott
Early: Stacy Herr, Darryl Ragland

2013
Lifetime: Erick Metzger, Larry Miller
Mid-Career: Maurice Eastridge, Byron Ernest
Early: Thomas Weber

2012
Lifetime: Bud Harmon, Steve Nichols
Mid-Career: Jack Odle, Andy McVay
Early: Orville Haney, Liane Hart

2011
Lifetime: Gene Eisen, Don Gentry, Stanley Poe
Mid-Career: Dale Griffin, Greg Inskeep
Early: Amy Kelsey

2010
Lifetime: Timothy Blosser, Howard Unger
Mid-Career: Jeffrey Veenhuizen, Geoffrey Waldbieser
Early: David Hardin, Heather Hill

2009
Lifetime: Bill Baumgardt, Lawrence Muller
Mid-Career: Patricia Houghton, Kirk Klasing
Early: Bradley Lawrence, Matt Wilson

2008
Lifetime: Eddie Creighton, Wayne Perry, Jesse Shively
Mid-Career: Malcolm DeKryger, Alan Mathew
Early: Peter Hanebutt

2007
Lifetime: Bob Cherry, Martin Stob, Bob Totusek
Mid-Career: Chris Knight, Jerry Malayer
Early: Scott Thompson

2006
Lifetime: Joe Pearson, Walt Waitt
Mid-Career: John Madia
Early: Jody Roth

2005
Lifetime: Hobe Jones, Bob Peterson, Mauri Williamson
Mid-Career: Terry Fleck, Angela Siemens
Early: Barbara Lintzenich

2004
Lifetime: Frank Clark, Thomas Means, George Thrasher
Mid-Career: Roy Riggs, Gary Weber
Early: Christie Chavis, Brian Demos

2003
Lifetime: Robert Book, Gary Cromwell
Early: Todd Ripberger, Kristen Whittington

2002
Jeff Luckman