Call for Nominations: Horticultural Science Distinguished Alumnus Award

The Distinguished Alumnus Award honors an alumnus/alumna who has attained professional distinction in horticultural science as evidenced by outstanding professional achievement on a state, national or international level. Nominees are chosen based on their demonstrated distinction in their professional lives, recognition as an authority within the field of horticultural science, and exceptional service to or volunteer activities in her/his field. The Distinguished Alumnus Award is presented to the winner in person at the Kermit Olson Lecture, part of our annual HortSci Grows event each spring.

To be eligible, candidates must have received at least one of the following degrees from the Department of Horticultural Science:

  • Baccalaureate degree with a major in Horticulture, Environmental Horticulture, Animal & Plant Systems, Science in Agriculture, Food Systems, or Plant Science
  • Master of Agriculture
  • Master of Professional Studies in Horticulture
  • Graduate degree advised by a faculty member of Horticultural Science

Nominees may be a group of alumni who collaboratively and individually meet the award criteria. Current staff or faculty in the Department of Horticultural Science and sitting Regents are not eligible.

Anyone may nominate an individual for this award, and individuals are welcome to self-nominate. Nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. on July 15, 2018.

Please contact communications associate Thomas Roselyn ( with any questions.

Submit a nomination today:

Previous Recipients:

2017 — Royal Heins (Ph.D. 1978)

2018 — Eric Lee-Mäder (M.Ag. 2005)


June 28, 2018

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