WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University is accepting nominations for the 2023 Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence, given annually to a member of Purdue’s faculty or staff who has displayed outstanding educational service to rural Indiana.
Any active member of Purdue’s faculty and staff, including field staff, is eligible for the award. Nominees can serve any college, school, division or unit, whether at the West Lafayette campus or a regional campus.
“Connecting the university and its resources with communities and individuals across the state is at the foundation of Purdue’s mission as Indiana’s land-grant institution,” said Bernie Engel, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture. “The Hovde Award allows us to recognize our Purdue faculty or staff for their outstanding dedication to serving Hoosiers.”
The nomination deadline is noon ET on Sept. 1. Nomination packets should be submitted via email at email@example.com.
At least one – and no more than five – one-page letters of support must accompany the nomination form. Nomination forms and guidelines are available in PDF format here.
The recipient will receive an $800 cash prize and plaque. The award, which has been given annually since 1972, is sponsored by Indiana Farm Bureau Inc., in appreciation of Hovde, who was Purdue’s seventh president and served from 1946-1971.
The 2022 recipient was John Baugh, director of agricultural services and regulations for the College of Agriculture.
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