Nominations for Purdue's Hovde Award are sought
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Nominations are now being accepted for this year's Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence, given annually to a Purdue University staff member with an outstanding record of educational service to rural Indiana.
Any active member of the Purdue staff is eligible for nomination. A person's contributions may have been in the classroom, in counseling, in research or through Extension.
"The university community has many outstanding staff members who over the years have gone above and beyond in contributing greatly to the improvement in the quality of life of the rural people of Indiana," said Chuck Hibberd, director of Purdue Extension. "There no doubt are many worthy recipients of this honor who rightly should be recognized for their work."
Details about the award and how to nominate are available by contacting Debbie Claeys by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nomination deadline is Sept. 9. Nominations must be submitted to Claeys by email or by fax at 765-494-7420.
The recipient, to be selected by a university committee, will receive a cash prize of $800 and a plaque. The winner's name also will be added to a permanent display in the Agricultural Administration Building on the West Lafayette campus.
The award, sponsored by the Indiana Farm Bureau, is named for Purdue's seventh president, who served from 1946 to 1971. The award has been given annually since 1972.
The 2010 recipient was Leon Thacker, a veterinarian who became a leader in animal pathology and headed the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at Purdue for 23 years.
Writer: Keith Robinson, 765-494-2722, email@example.com
Source: Chuck Hibberd, 765-494-8489, firstname.lastname@example.org