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.


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 is announced May 31 of each year.



Recipients must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a degree-holding alumna or 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

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 Awards
  • Role 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 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., vitae or career highlights), and up to two letters of support; each 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