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* Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence

June 29, 2007

Nominations are being accepted for the Hovde Award of Excellence

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Nominations are now being accepted for the Fredrick L. Hovde Award of Excellence in Educational Services to Rural People of Indiana.

The award is given annually to a Purdue University staff member who represents outstanding educational contributions to the progress of rural Indiana and to encourage continued achievement and service. The recipient will receive an $800 cash prize and a plaque. A permanent display with the award winners' names is in the Agricultural Administration Building on Purdue's West Lafayette campus.

The award is named after Hovde, who served as Purdue's president from 1946 to 1971. During his time at Purdue, more than 80,000 men and women graduated, enrollment more than quadrupled and the physical plant doubled to keep pace.

"Hovde believed in higher education and sought to put it within reach of every person," said Randy Woodson, the Glenn W Sample Dean of Agriculture.

Staff members who have gone beyond the call of duty, excel in leadership and provide service to rural Indiana can be nominated. All members of the staff within the different colleges, divisions and units of the university, which includes regional campuses and Purdue Extension field staff, are eligible.

Nominations may be submitted by an individual or organization serving or interested in the well-being of the people of rural Indiana. A one-page support statement and nomination form are due by Sept. 21 and should be submitted by e-mail to , by mail to Hovde Award Committee, Purdue University, Ag Administration Building, Room 102, 615 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053; or by fax to Teresa Rogers at (765) 494-5876.

Information is available online. The award will be presented at the December meeting of the Indiana Farm Bureau. For information, contact Rogers at (765) 494-8489.

Writer: Elizabeth Fritz, (765) 494-8402,

Source: Randy Woodson, (765) 494-8392

Ag Communications: (765) 494-2722;
Beth Forbes,
Agriculture News Page

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