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College Celebration

On Friday, October 6, 2017 the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will bestow the Awards of Distinction at its 29th annual College Celebration. The event is held each year at harvest time to celebrate the advancement and accomplishments of our college and its impact on agriculture and the environment.

The Award of Distinction is the highest recognition presented by the college to individuals whose contributions and achievements enrich the image and reputation of the college and enhance its ability to provide public service.

Treat yourself to a delightful outing with delicious hors d'oeuvres and excellent wines. The evening culminates with a farmers market where attendees dismantle the "welcome display" and take home a bag packed full of California's freshest produce and grains. 

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Award of Distinction Nominations

Nomination Deadline: March 30, 2017

Ways to Nominate

Nominator’s Submission Checklist

  • Complete the Award of Distinction nomination form. 
  • Deadline: Thursday, March 30, 2017
  • In a separate attachment, describe the nominee's excellence in leadership, achievement, support, and/or meritorious service that benefits or brings distinction to the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, specifically documenting your nominee's unique qualifications.
  • At least one letter of support to second the nomination is required with contact information of the author.
  • No more than five support letters will be reviewed.

Please ensure the letters:

  • Define the nominee's relationship with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
  • Identify the nature of the relationship the author has with the nominee.
  • Provide a comprehensive view of the nominee's contributions. A variety of perspectives can be helpful.
  • Describe how the nominee has gone over and above what was required to achieve his or her current success.
  • Attach the nominee's résumé or curriculum vitae (CV), if available. (If you must break confidentiality to gain this document, please submit without the resume or CV.)
  • Please make sure the nominees, nominators, and those writing the letters of support all have contact information included in the nomination packet.

For help completing your nomination or for a hard-copy form, contact Carrie: (530) 204-7500 or [email protected]

Deadline: March 30, 2017

NOTE: These awards are highly competitive. Please make every effort to keep the nomination confidential from your nominee.

    Past Recipients

    Past Award of Distinction Recipients


    Registration will open in August 2017

    Student Registration

    Registration will open in August 2017


    5:30pm — Award of Distinction Ceremony

    6:30-8:00pm — Reception and farmers market


    ARC Pavilion, UC Davis

    Attendee Information

    Information on hotels, shuttles, airports, etc. coming soon.


    Carrie Cloud
    (530) 204-7500 cell
    [email protected]

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