Nominations Open: Horticultural Science Distinguished Alumni Award

The Department of Horticultural Science is proud to open nominations for our inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award. This award will honor an alumnus/alumna who has attained professional distinction in horticultural science as evidenced by outstanding professional achievement on a state, national or international level. Anyone may nominate an individual for this award, and individuals are welcome to self-nominate. Eligibility requirements and award criteria are on the nomination form. Nominations are due by midnight on December 1, 2015. Please contact Echo Martin ( or 612-624-4242 with any questions.

Submit a Nomination! Nominees will be chosen based on their demonstrated distinction in their professional lives, recognition as an authority within the field of horticultural science, and exceptional service to or volunteer activities in her/his field. The recipient of the award is asked to attend the Kermit Olson Memorial Lecture on April 13, 2016. Their visit will entail participating in discussions with undergraduate students on career development, speaking to class(es), and attending the Kermit Olson Lecture.