April 9, 2007

May 1 deadline for animal sciences alumni nominations

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The deadline for nominations for Purdue University's 2007 Distinguished Animal Sciences Alumni Award is May 1.

"The award is to recognize the achievements of alumni and to get them connected to our students," said Barry Delks, animal sciences coordinator of career services and alumni relations. "It is a chance for the students to see what the alumni are doing and to see their achievements."

The Distinguished Animal Science Alumni Award recipients represent excellence in industry, academia, governmental service and other professions affiliated with animal sciences.

The award is open to any animal science graduate who earned their bachelor's, master's or doctorate degree from Purdue. There are three award categories: the Early Career Award for those who have been working for five to 15 years, the Mid-Career Award for alumni with 16-30 years of experience and the Lifetime Career Award for alumni with more than 30 years of experience. The time is based on when the nominee's first degree from the department was earned.

Nomination forms are available online at http://www.ansc.purdue.edu/alumni/ANSC_DAA2007.pdf. To make a nomination, a person or group must be affiliated with the Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue or the animal science industry.

"There are so many alumni that have done great things, and who have achievements and innovations in the animal science industry," Delks said. "This is an opportunity for them to be recognized in front of their peers, colleagues and students."

The completed nomination form, which should include the nominee's resume and a typed one-page description of the nominee's accomplishments, should be mailed to the Distinguished Animal Sciences Alumni Award Committee, in care of Barry Delks, Department of Animal Sciences, 915 W. State St., Lilly Hall, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054.

Writer: Elizabeth Fritz, (765) 494-8402, elfritz@purdue.edu

Source: Barry Delks, (765) 496-7234, delks@purdue.edu

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