Purdue Agriculture - In Focus

Alumni Awards - Call for Nominations

The College of Agriculture and the Purdue Agriculture Alumni Association invite you to submit nominations for our 2013 awards programs. We have two major awards that encompass all of our disciplines:  the College’s Distinguished Agriculture Alumni (DAA) and the Ag Alumni Association’s Certificate of Distinction (CD). Please feel free to forward this information to anyone who may be interested in submitting a nomination.

The specific information and criteria for these two awards are summarized in the table below. All nomination materials and award descriptions, as well as lists of past winners, can be accessed at www.ag.purdue.edu/agalumni/pages/awards.aspx .



Distinguished Ag Alumni (DAA)

Certificate of Distinction (CD)





Purdue College of Agriculture

Purdue Ag Alumni Association




Nomination Deadline

August 31, 2012

October 1, 2012




Type of Recognition


Any stage of achievement, including career capstone




2013 Award Ceremony

March 1, 2013
Must be present to receive award

Feb. 2, 2013 (Ag Alumni Fish Fry)
Must be present to receive award




Must hold degree from Purdue Agriculture

Yes (BS, MS and/or PhD)





Candidate description / general award criteria

  • have made a significant contribution to his/her profession or society in general
  • have a record of outstanding personal and professional accomplishments
  • exhibit high potential for future professional growth, particularly positions of greater responsibility, and service to his/her profession and to society


  • have made significant contributions to the agricultural profession
  • have a record of community or public service for the betterment of society


Those ineligible for recognition

Current Purdue Agriculture employees and past recipients of a Purdue Honorary Doctorate.

Current members of Purdue Ag Alumni board of directors, Purdue administrators, and elected officials while still in office.




Online Materials

Cover Sheet
Nomination Guidelines

Cover Sheet
Nomination Guidelines




Former Recipients

Alphabetical List
Chronological List

Alphabetical List
Chronological List

Electronic submissions accepted






Contact person

Becky Rice

Donya Lester

The significance of these awards is enhanced by the quality of each year’s honorees. We encourage you to consider carefully those within your circles of influence who should be recognized and be sure that we have them in this year’s pool of nominees.


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