University of Vermont

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Outstanding Alumni Award

Outstanding Alumni Award

The Outstanding Alumni Award is presented annually at the College's Alumni and Friends Dinner event to those graduates who have distinguished themselves through a record of accomplishments and/or leadership in their respective professional  field.  In addition, candidates who have been actively involved with and/or supportive of the University of Vermont and/or College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are viewed favorably by the selection committee.  The selection committee also values candidates who have demonstrated contributions to their community, state or nation and followed a land grant ethic.  The land grant ethic is connected to the visionary leadership of Vermont Congressman Justin S. Morrill who authored the Land Grant Acts of 1862 and 1890 which emphasized access to higher education and the practical application of knowledge to make a positive impact on society. 

Award Criteria

Nominees should have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree or its equivalent (graduated in 2000 or earlier) from any program currently or formerly affiliated with CALS (including the School of Home Economics). We seek individuals who have achieved excellence in one or more of the following areas:

  • significant leadership and/or achievement in his/her particular field;
  • followed a land grant ethic and contributed to his/her community, state, nation; and/or
  • demonstrated support of and/or service to UVM and/or the College.

Award Procedure

To nominate someone for the Outstanding Alumni Award, please complete and send the nomination form and two to five additional letters of support from other individuals. A copy of the nominee's resume would be helpful but is not required.

The winner(s) will be notified in advance of the award presentation. The Outstanding Alumni Award will be bestowed at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Alumni and Friends Dinner on Saturday, May 14, 2016 5-8PM, in the Grand Maple Ballroom of the UVM Dudley H. Davis Student Center, Burlington, Vermont. Event details.

Each nomination received will be considered on an annual basis for a two-year period from the date of submission.

Nominations must be submitted by Friday February 5th, 2016

Past award recipients.

For more information, call 802-656-0321 or email Robin Smith.

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