The Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication (ASEC) Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated excellence in industry, academia, governmental service, or other career endeavors through their leadership, community service, and professional accomplishments.

Honorees have earned a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree in Agricultural Communication, Agricultural Education, or related field from either the Purdue University Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication or Youth Development and Agricultural Education.

Mark your calendar for the 2024 awards celebration on Friday, October 18. We will announce the 2024 recipients this fall.

Previous Award Recipients

Abigail Borron (M.S., Youth Development and Agricultural Education, 2007), Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication at the University of Georgia

Aaron McKim (B.S., Agricultural Education, 2010), Associate Professor and Program Lead, Michigan State University Department of Community Sustainability

Travis Park (B.S., Agricultural Education, 1996; M.S., Agricultural Education, 2002), Professor of Agricultural Education, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University

Tony Carrell (B.S., Agricultural Education, 1984), Purdue Extension Specialist in 4-H Youth Development, Indiana 4-H office

Inez Ponce de Leon (Ph.D., Focus on Science and Risk Communication, 2011), Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines

Travis Scherer (B.S., Agricultural Education, 2001; MS., Youth Development and Agricultural Education, 2008), Agriculture Teacher, Tri-County Junior-Senior High School

Brittini R. Brown (Ph.D., Youth Development and Agricultural Education, 2016), Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Brittany Kloer (B.S., Agricultural Education, 2008), Career and Technical Education Area Director for the Area 18 CTE Cooperative

Megan Kuhn (B.S., Agricultural Communication, 1999), Communications Specialist/Assistant to the Dean for the Purdue University College of Agriculture

Denise Derrer (B.S., Agricultural Communication, 1990), Public Information Director for the Indiana State Board of Animal Health

Tracie Eggerr (B.S., Agricultural Communication, 1995; Ph.D. Agricultural and Extension Education, 2009), Leadership Training Specialist for AgReliant Genetics, Westfield, Indiana

Andrea Schwartz (B.S., Agricultural Education, 2006; M.S. Agricultural and Extension Education, 2011), Dean of the School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering & Applied Science and Associate Professor of Agriculture at Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette.

Scott Stump (B.S., Agricultural Education, 1990)

Julia A. Wickard (B.S., Agricultural Communication, 1993)

Ann Camden (B.S., Agricultural Communication, 1993)

Scott W. Johnson (B.S., Agricultural Education and Agricultural Communication, 1992)

Darrell Allen (B.S., Agricultural Education,1982; M.S, Agricultural Education,1985)

Allan D. Goecker (B.S., Agriculture (Agricultural Education), 1964; M.S. , Agricultural Education, 1966) Ph.D., Agricultural Education, 1974

Robert Friar (B.S., Agricultural Education, 1956; M.S. Biological Sciences, 1959; Ph.D. Animal Sciences, 1967)

Eric Steiner (B.S., Agricultural Education, 2002)

Jane Ade Stevens (B.S., Agricultural Communication, 1976)