Nominees will have earned a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Communication, Agricultural Education, or the Department of Youth Development and Agricultural Education from Purdue University. Nominations for the 2017 Youth Development and Agricultural Education Distinguished Alumni Awards are invited until July 1. Successful nominees will have demonstrated excellence in industry, academia, governmental service, or other career endeavors as exemplified by their leadership, community service, and professional accomplishments.
Nominations must be submitted by July 1, 2017. The nomination packet should include a completed nomination form (attached below), the nominee's vita or resume, and a typed, one-two page description of 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. Nominations may be made by any person or group affiliated with the Department of Youth Development and Agricultural Education, Purdue University, or any friend, professional colleague, and self-nominations are accepted. Nominations must follow the guidelines stated above.
Individuals selected must be in attendance to receive the award. Awards will be presented annually at the Youth Development and Agricultural Education Distinguished Alumni Awards Program, which this year will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 in conjunction with the Illinois home Purdue football game. The award will include a plaque and gift which will be presented to recipients at the awards ceremony. Names of awardees will also be inscribed on the perpetual Youth Development and Agricultural Education Distinguished Alumni Award plaque preserved at Purdue in the Department. Awardees will be expected to provide a few words at the ceremony to the Youth Development and Agricultural Education faculty, students and friends of the Department.