Award of Distinction Nominations

Jan 21, 2014 admin

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The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES) at UC Davis is internationally renowned for its teaching, research, and outreach. This is due, in part, to the collective effort of alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students. At the annual College Celebration, individuals are honored whose contributions and achievements have positively impacted our communities, advanced science and education, or enhanced the college’s ability to serve California and the world. College Celebration 2017, our 29th annual recognition ceremony, will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017, at the UC Davis ARC Pavilion.

Selection Categories

Awards of Distinction recognize individuals for excellence in leadership, achievement, support, and/or meritorious service to the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, or for bringing distinction to the college through their careers. There are five categories for the Award of Distinction.

  1. Alumni are recognized for excellence in leadership, achievement, support, and/or meritorious service to the college, or for bringing distinction to the college through their careers. The expectation is that the nominee is professionally successful. Please document the specific ways the nominee has gone above and beyond his or her career. Please also share how the nominee has been active with and supportive of CA&ES. If a nominee is both an alumnus or alumnae and a staff member or a faculty member, the nominee should be nominated in the "faculty" or "staff" category.

  2. Young Alumni include our college graduates, with less than 15 years from their last degree who are worthy of recognition for their leadership, achievement, support, and/or meritorious service to the college, or for bringing distinction to the college through their careers. Please document the specific ways the nominee has been active with and supportive of CA&ES, has surpassed expectations for someone so early in his or her career, and has had more impact than is typical of a recent graduate. While all alumni are expected to be successful, award winners impact society in extraordinary ways, particularly for individuals who have so recently completed their education.

  3. Friends of the College are recognized for their leadership, achievement, support, and/or meritorious service to the college, or for bringing distinction to the college through their careers. Please document the specific ways the nominee has been active with and supportive of CA&ES. Friends of the college may be nominated as a group.

  4. One faculty member is recognized for having distinguished herself or himself by meritorious service to the college in teaching, research, leadership, achievement, mentoring, and outreach within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The award recognizes one exceptionally accomplished faculty member and highlights the contributions he or she is making to the college, California, or the world. The faculty member must: 
    1. be recognized nationally or internationally for his or her achievements,
    2. have achieved a record judged by peers to be superior, and
    3. have brought distinction to the college as a result of her or his activities. Eligible titles include: professor, specialist in Cooperative Extension, "_____" in the Agricultural Experiment Station, senior lecturer (SOE), and adjunct professor. Emeriti are eligible. If the nominee is both an alumni and faculty member, the nominee should be nominated in the "faculty" category.
       
  5. One staff member or academic appointee is recognized for having distinguished herself or himself in the areas of leadership, achievement, outreach, and/or meritorious service to the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The award recognizes one person for extraordinary achievements that may include but are not limited to improving the quality of life in California or globally; making a special difference within the college; applying exceptional creativity and innovation; or creating outstanding results in areas of outreach, leadership, and service. The award recipient will be a college member who has brought distinction to the college as a result of: 
    1. an exemplary record of sustained and acknowledged contribution to the quality of the college,
    2. a dedication to the fulfillment of the college’s goals and mission,
    3. professional accomplishments, and
    4. college service. Personnel titles including academic administrator, academic coordinator, project scientist, specialist, or professional researcher are eligible in this category. If the nominee is both an alumni and a staff member, the nominee should be nominated in the "staff" category.

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

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Nominee Information
Nomination Category   Select the category that applies to your nominee.





Nominator Information
Nomination Files

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



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

 

 

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