April 11, 2019 – Reynolds Alumni Ctr.

Distinguished Research Awards

Nominees for the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources distinguished researcher award have demonstrated excellence in research performance, national or international recognition and/or special contributions to research team efforts. CAFNR faculty members on regular or nonregular appointments are eligible for this award.

Distinguished research nominees must have outside letters attesting to their research strengths and impact on their chosen field and a summary statement addressing their research accomplishments and qualifications for this award.


Previous award recipients are:

2018Thomas Spencer
2017Melissa Mitchum
2016Thomas Guilfoyleview
2015Steven Van Dorenview
2014Walter Gassmannview
2013Shuqun Zhangview
2012Gary Weisman
2009Peter Sutovsky view
2008Jerry Taylor view
2007Gary Stacey view
2006Tony Prato
2005Monty Kerley
2004Edward H. Coe, Jr.
2003Michael Smith
2002Judy Wall
2001Duane Keisler
1999Matt Lucy
1999Jack Jones
1998Bruce McClure
1998Allen Garverick
1997Sandy Rikoon
1997Billy Day
1996Randy Prather
1996Jerry Nelson
1995Michael Roberts
1995Robert Sharp


Nomination packets must be submitted by 5 p.m., March 1, 2019, to:

Office of the Vice Chancellor and Dean
2-69 Agriculture Building
Attn: James Hundle

  • Using nontechnical language, in one page or less, clearly describe the most important aspect(s) of the nominee's achievements/contributions/activities that qualify him/her for this award.
  • Summarize prior recognition the nominee has received for both work and public service.
  • Describe the qualities of the nominee's program that characterize excellence and impact.
  • Other nominee contributions and achievements the selection committee should know about.

Completed Nomination Packets Must Include:

  1. The nomination form signed by the nominator; the above criteria items attached.
  2. A one-page biography and/or curriculum vitae.
  3. Minimum of three support letters.
  4. Newspaper articles or other pertinent materials may be included.

Note: Incomplete or late nominations will not be reviewed.