Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Award

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The Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) requests nominations for its Distinguished Alumni Award. The ABE Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have attained outstanding success and national or international distinction in their chosen profession or life’s work, and whose accomplishments reflect admirably on, or bring honor to, the department, college, and university. The recipient will be invited to attend the department’s award banquet in Urbana-Champaign to engage with students and be recognized for his/her accomplishments.

Selection criteria inlcude the following:

  • Professional success and accomplishments
  • Active involvement and support of the ABE department, College of ACES, the Grainger College of Engineering, and/or the University of Illinois
  • Professional and public service

If you wish to nominate one of our alums, please mail, email, or complete the online nomination found by clicking here. We ask that you keep the nomination to a maximum of 2-page description of the ways in which your nominee has distinguished him or herself according to the above criteria. Please be sure to include a sheet with your name, contact information, and affiliation with the department along with the nominee’s name, contact information, current employment information, and graduation year, degree, and major if known. Mail or email all application materials to:

Amanda McGuire
338 AESB, MC-644
1304 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
amcguire@illinois.edu

Thank you for your interest in and support of the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. We look forward to receiving many nominations and are certain that it will be a difficult selection process.

Past Honorees

  • Allen Rider - 2019
  • Howard Wakeland - 2019
  • Jeremy Ross - 2017
  • LeRoy G. Hagenbuch - 2015
  • Robert Gustafson - 2014
  • Wendall Bowers - 2013
  • Roscoe Pershing - 2012
  • Jeff Arnold - 2011
  • Larry Huggins - 2010
  • Lyle Stephens - 2009
  • Doug Bosworth - 2008

 

Young Alumni Award

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The Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) requests nominations for the Young Alumni Achievement Award. The award recognizes (living) alumni less than 40 years of age, as of January 1 during the year of the award, who have demonstrated outstanding achievement since graduating from the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois. The recipient will be invited to attend the department’s award banquet in Urbana-Champaign to engage with students and be recognized for his/her accomplishments.

Selection criteria inlcude the following:

  • Professional success and accomplishment
  • Active involvement and support of the ABE department, College of ACES, the Grainger College of Engineering, and/or the University of Illinois
  • Professional and public service

If you wish to nominate one of our alums, please mail, email, or complete the online nomination found by clicking here. We ask that you keep the nomination to a maximum of 2-page description of the ways in which your nominee has distinguished him or herself according to the above criteria. Please be sure to include a sheet with your name, contact information, and affiliation with the department along with the nominee’s name, contact information, current employment information, and graduation year, degree, and major if known. Mail or email all application materials to:

Amanda McGuire
338 AESB, MC-644
1304 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
amcguire@illinois.edu

Thank you for your interest in and support of the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. We look forward to receiving many nominations and are certain that it will be a difficult selection process.