Alumni Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition

CFAES Alumni Awards Program

The CFAES Alumni Society sponsors an annual awards program to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions through their careers.

 Award winners will be honored at a luncheon on March 2, 2019 at the Fawcett Event Center.

If you are interested in nominating someone for the 2020 CFAES Alumni Awards, nomination forms and criteria are available here. 



Meritorious Service Award

Dr. Bob Birkenholz
Virgil Strickler

International Alumni Award

Dr. Leandro Cruppe (MS & PhD,  Animal Sciences)
Dr. Richard Edema (PhD, Plant Pathology)

Young Professional Award

Leah Curtis (BS, Agricultural Communications)
Dr. Bo Harstine (MS & PhD, Animal Sciences)

Distinguished Alumni

Dr. Bryan Garton (PhD, Agricultural Education)
Steve Goodwin (BS, Parks Recreation & Tourism Administration)
Chris Henney (BS, Agricultural Education)
Dr. Phil Minerich (BS, Food Technology)
Floyd Poruban (BS, Horticulture & MS, Plant Pathology)
Dr. Kristi-Warren Scott (BS in Agribusiness & Applied Economics)

It's not too early to start thinking about nominations for the 2020 awards! Contact the Advancement Office at 614-292-0473 for more information.

See below for a description of the awards and links to the lists of past recipients

Individuals receive recognition in four categories:

Meritorious Award: The purpose of the Meritorious Service Award is to give public recognition to non-alumni and/or alumni of the college who have been singularly significant in the college’s quest for excellence.

Distinguished Alumni Award: The Distinguished Alumni Award gives public recognition to those who have brought distinction to themselves and the college at large through their participation, commitment and leadership.
International Alumni Award: The International Alumni Award is presented to outstanding international agriculture alumni representing, supporting, and promoting the college and The Ohio State University around the globe.
Young Professional Achievement Award: The Young Professional Achievement Award recognizes alumni for their early professional accomplishments. This award provides recognition for these individuals and serves as a stimulus toward further efforts by younger alumni.
Individuals who have received an award in one alumni award category are not eligible to receive the same award. Click the category names below to see past recipients.

Past Recipients

Meritorious Service

Distinguished Alumni

International Alumni

Young Professional Achievement