Distinguished Alumnus Award

 

Distinguished Alumnus Award in Entomology

In 2007, the Department of Entomology at the University of Arkansas established an award to recognize an alumnus or alumna of the Department. The honor recognizes and promotes both achievement and professionalism in entomology and its related disciplines. The Award will be given annually to a degree-holding alumnus of the University of Arkansas, Department of Entomology. The Award recipient will receive a personal plaque along with his or her name added to a permanent display located in the Entomology Department. The award will be presented at the department’s annual fall social.

 

Eligibility:

Recipients must meet the following criteria:

 

  1. Be a degree-holding alumna/alumnus of the University of Arkansas, Department of Entomology

  2. Have demonstrated high standards of professionalism

  3. Have established a reputation of distinction, excelling either in the broad discipline of entomology or in any aspect of science -- e.g., academia (extension, research, or teaching), industry, government, military, private enterprise or other

  4. Be willing and available to accept the award by participating in appropriate on-campus activities to recognize the awardee, and present a seminar on a topic of his or her choice

  5. Not be currently employed by the University of Arkansas or the Division of Agriculture

Nominations: Nominations are encouraged from all members associated with the Department of Entomology at the University of Arkansas, including alumni, faculty, departmental staff, former staff and students. Each nomination will consist of the nomination form, a letter of nomination, supporting material (e.g., vita or career highlights), and up to two letters of support of no more than two pages each. Nomination packages will be held for one additional year; after the second year, candidates will be considered only if re-nominated. However, updating previous nomination packages is strongly encouraged. The deadline for receipt of electronic (a single pdf file is preferred) nomination packages is April 10, 2015. Nominations received after that date will be held for the next year.

Nominations are to be submitted to:


Distinguished Alumnus Award Committee
Dept. of Entomology 319 AGRI
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

 
 

Selection Procedures:

A committee representing current students and faculty at the Department of Entomology will review the applications and select the winner based on criteria listed above and the evaluation considerations appended to this page. The award winner will be announced by

May 31

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Evaluation Considerations

Excellence in career
Distinguishing activities
Professionalism and professional participation
Mentoring young scientists

Presentations (scientific, service or other) Publications or other scientific contributions
Demonstration of leadership Teaching/Advising
Grants and/or AwardsRole in advancing/extending industry to the discipline
Community activities and outreach Contributions to entomology appropriate to the nominee's career
Letter of nomination and support letters
Outcomes and Impacts

 

Nomination Form

 

 

 

Nominations are to be submitted to:

Distinguished Alumni Award Committee
Dept. of Entomology
319 AGRI
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
 
 
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