The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology established a Distinguished Alumni Award to recognize an alumnus or alumna for his/her career accomplishments, professionalism, and dedication to science. The honor will recognize and promote both achievement and professionalism in entomology/plant pathology and related disciplines. Other goals include highlighting the accomplishments of alumni, enhancing alumni and graduate student connections, and highlighting the mentorship of current and past faculty.

The Award will be given annually to a degree-holding alumna (us) of the University of Tennessee, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology. The Award recipient will receive a personal plaque along with his or her name added to a permanent display located in the department.

Eligibility Requirements:
      1. Be a degree-holding alumna(us) of the University of Tennessee, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
      2. Have demonstrated high standards of professionalism
      3. Have established a reputation of distinction, excelling either in the broad discipline of entomology/plant pathology or in some related discipline. The nominee may be employed in any aspect of science (academe, industry, government, private or public enterprise)
      4. Be willing and available to accept the award by participating in appropriate on-campus activities to recognize the awardee’s achievements, and  present a seminar on an appropriate Entomology Plant Pathology topic of his /her choice
      5. Received University of Tennessee degree at least 5 years before nomination
      6. Not be currently employed by the University of Tennessee
How to Apply:
Nominations are encouraged from all members associated with the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at the University of Tennessee, including alumni, faculty, departmental staff, former staff, and students. Each nomination should be made on a nomination form (either paper or web form). The nomination information (name, date of terminal degree, contact information), a vita of the nominee, and a letter of support are to be submitted by November 15 (If a vita is unavailable, the nomination should include highlights of the nominee’s career.) The letter(s) of support should highlight the nominee’s professionalism and achievements throughout their career; include any information necessary to accentuate the nominee as well as a vita of the nominee.