Time to nominate: Honorary Recognition, Distinguished Service and Distinguished Alumni awards

I am pleased to invite nominations for the 2014 College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Honorary Recognition Award, Distinguished Service Award, and Distinguished Alumni Award. An individual may be considered for only one award during a given year. Please note that nominations remain valid for three years and that once an individual has received an award, that person may not be nominated again, for any award, for three years.

  • The Honorary Recognition Award honors individuals who have demonstrated outstanding and inspirational leadership, integrity and unselfish service, making significant contributions in the areas of agriculture, life sciences, natural resources and social science. Over the past 100 years, the college has saluted more than 500 individuals who have given both time and talent to improve the lives of many and enrich society for us all.
  • The Distinguished Service Award  recognizes university faculty and staff members for exceptionally meritorious service to the college and university, to citizens of Wisconsin, and to the people around the nation and the world.
  • The Distinguished Alumni Award reconizes a career of outstanding achievement through extraordinary contributions to one’s chosen field or an exemplary record of public service.

Candidates may not be considered for multiple awards in the same award cycle. We ask that nominators select the most appropriate award for their candidate.

Nomination information for each award and a listing of past honorees is available at are due April 18, 2014.  As you consider possible nominees, I encourage you to think about those individuals who have demonstrated leadership and been an inspiration to others in agriculture, natural resources and/or the life sciences.


Please contact 608-890-2999 or for additional information.


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