Friday, Oct. 12 is deadline to sign up for Honorary Recognition banquet

The sign-up deadline for the 2007 Honorary Recognition banquet — Friday, Oct. 12 — is upon us. Register online at Call 263-1672 if you have questions about reservations.

CALS will present its Honorary Recognition Awards and Distinguished Service Awards at an Oct. 25 banquet at the Memorial Union. The reception to meet past and current honorees begins at 5:30 PM, with dinner at 6:30 PM. For reservations, please call CALS Outreach Services, (608) 263-1672.

This is a chance to pay respects to two esteemed colleagues — Dean emeritus Leo Walsh and biochemistry pioneer Hector F. DeLuca are the 2007 recipients of the CALS Distinguished Service Award. It’s also a chance to honor four strong supporters of the college — the recipients of the 2007 Honorary Recognition Awards: Bradley Biddick, Livingston; Robert J. Pofahl, Middleton; Mark E. Riechers, Darlington; and R. Douglas Wilson, Shawno.

Honorary Recognition is the highest honor bestowed by the college. It recognizes people who have made outstanding contributions toward the development of agriculture, protection of natural resources, and improvement of rural living. Since 1909, the college has honored nearly 500 people with these awards.

The Distinguished Service Award, established in 1994, is given to individuals within CALS to recognize outstanding service to the university and beyond.