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ACES Award of Merit

The University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences alumni bring honor to themselves and their alma mater through many ways. The ACES Alumni Association celebrates alumni who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement, or through outstanding leadership or service have significantly enhanced or improved the lives of others.  Each year the College of ACES Alumni Association honors three to five outstanding graduates of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. 

Awardees will be honored on Monday, April 9, 2018 as part of the ACES Alumni Award of Merit Alumni Recognition events and at the college’s FUNK Awards Banquet.

Scoring
Scoring will consist of 40% Professional Accomplishments and Service to Professional Organizations, 30% Community Achievement and Service to the Community; 25% Service to the University of Illinois and College of ACES and 5% Nominator’s Letter of Endorsement

Guidelines for Nomination:

  • Submit the completed nomination form.  Complete applications should include all relevant information within the nomination form. (Letters of reference only serve to support the nomination and are not factored in scoring.) Nominee information is limited to the area available in each area of the form. Do not attach extra pages.
  • Attach letters of reference (minimum 2, maximum four) in support of this nomination. One letter of reference should be from a University of Illinois past or current faculty or staff member. Names, addresses and an email must be included on reference letters.
  • Attach resume of nominee (no vitas please).
  • All nomination forms, resumes, and letters of recommendation must be completed and submitted electronically to Tina Veal at vealt@illinois.edu.
  • Applications are due October 15, 2017.

No confirmation of receipt of the nomination will be sent.  All materials received for a single nominee will constitute that person’s nomination.  It is the responsibility of the nominator(s) to insure that all materials have been received by the College of ACES Alumni Association office.

NEW - Applications will only be considered for one year.  Applications may be resubmitted for up to three years.  If a nominee is not selected after 3 years, a new application can be submitted after 3 additional years.

Questions please contact:
Tina Veal
Director of Alumni Relations
College of ACES Alumni Association
University of Illinois – MC - 631
Suite 124 ACES Library, Information and Alumni Center
1101 S. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
vealt@illinois.edu

Nominations may be submitted via fax to:  217-333-0354

View all past award winners online: http://acesalumni.illinois.edu/awards

2018 Award of Merit Nomination Form

View videos of Award of Merit winners

ACES Career Achievement Award

Background

The University of Illinois College of ACES Alumni Association Career Achievement Award was created in 2017 by the College of ACES Alumni Association to recognize graduates from the College of ACES who have had exceptional professional achievement and/or made extraordinary humanitarian contributions.  Distinctive from the Award of Merit, which recognizes an individual’s combined body of work, this award recognizes a more focused, exceptional contribution or achievement.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Is a graduate of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) or a predecessor college (College of Agriculture or the School of Human Resources and Family Studies/Home Economics) receiving a bachelors, masters and/or doctorate degree(s) AND
  • has contributed significantly to his/her profession, industry, and/or the greater community; OR
  • has a record of outstanding personal and professional accomplishments; OR
  • has made extraordinary contribution via volunteer or humanitarian efforts resulting in meaningful or life-changing impacts for a significant population.
  • Award of Merit recipients are not eligible for this award.

Nomination Procedure 

The College of ACES Alumni Awards committee will review all nominations and make selections.

Individuals selected for recognition will be contacted by the College of ACES Alumni Association and a date will be determined to recognize the individual.

Nomination Document

All nominations should follow the format of the nomination form to insure all relevant information is included.

Applications will only be considered for one year.  Applications may be resubmitted for up to three years.  If a nominee is not selected after 3 years, a new application can be submitted after 3 additional years.

Nomination Submission

All nomination materials must be submitted to:

Tina Veal
Director of Alumni Relations
College of ACES Alumni Association
ACES Library, Information and Alumni Center, Room 124
1101 S. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL  61801

Nominations may be submitted by fax to:  217-333-0354

Electronic submissions may be sent to:  vealt@illinois.edu 

Nominations Extended to June 19, 2017

All materials received for a single nominee will constitute that person’s nomination. It is the responsibility of the nominator(s) to insure that all materials have been received by the College of ACES Alumni Association office.

Nomination Process/Timeline
A call for nominations will be made in coordination with ACES College Connection fall events.

Recognition
Selected individuals will be recognized during ACES College Connection if they are able to attend. If the recipient is unavailable to attend, another appropriate time and location for recognition will be determined. The selected individuals will also become Round Barn Society members and will be pinned when receiving their recognition.

Scoring

Scoring will consist of 85% professional accomplishments and 15% service to community.

2017 ACES Career Achievement Nomination Form

 

ACES Outstanding Young Alumni

Karen Corrigan

Each year the College of ACES Alumni Association honors up to three outstanding graduates of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement, or through outstanding leadership or service have significantly enhanced or improved the lives of others.

Guidelines for Nomination:

  • Nominees must have received a bachelors, masters or doctorate degree from the University of Illinois College of ACES.
  • Nominee must be under the age of 40 on January 1, 2017.
  • Nominee must be able to attend ACES College Connection Weekend activities in the Fall 2017 to accept the award.
  • Submit the completed nomination form. Complete applications should include all relevant information within the nomination form and letters of support should only support the nomination, they are not scored.
  • Provide a biographical sketch (1 page maximum) about the nominee. (included in nomination packet)
  • Nomination information is limited to text box area provided in each area. Do not attach extra pages.

Please attach:

  • Attach a minimum of two letters of reference and a maximum of four, in support of this nomination. One letter of reference should be from a University of Illinois faculty or staff member. Names and addresses must be included on reference letters.
  • Attach resume of nominee (no vitas please).
  • All nominations are kept on file for three years to be reviewed for the ACES Young Alumni Award, however nominators are encouraged to update forms if they are re-considered after the initial year of application.

View videos of Young Alumni Award Winners

Download the 2017 ACES Young Alumni Nomination Form

Nominations Extended to June 19, 2017

ACES Family Spirit Award

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Family Spirit Award recognizes those family members who have demonstrated their support of the College as alumni and/or current students. Selection will be based on, but not limited to a display of sincere dedication to the College of ACES and significant connections to the College and University. Awardees will be honored during the ACES Alumni Weekend activities in Fall 2017.

Guidelines for Nomination:

  • Nominee should be able to attend ACES Alumni Weekend activities during Fall 2017.
  • Complete and submit the nomination form.

Please attach:

  • Attach a minimum of two and a maximum of three letters of reference, in support of this nomination. Either the nomination or one letter of reference must be from a University of Illinois faculty or staff member. Name, addresses, and email addresses must be included on reference letters.

All nominations are kept on file for three years to be reviewed for the ACES Family Spirit Alumni Award.

Nominations Extended to June 19, 2017​

Download the 2017 ACES Family Spirit Award Form

View videos of ACES Family Spirit Award winners

University of Illinois Alumni Association Awards

Illinois alumni are recognized throughout the year for their successes and contributions. Every year during Commencement weekend at the University of Illinois, the UI Alumni Association recognizes outstanding alumni with the Alumni Achievement, Alumni Humanitarian and Distinguished Service awards. Other honors, such as the Chicago Illini of the Year Awards, are presented at annual events. Here is a complete list of awards, past recipients and instructions on how to nominate someone for recognition. Learn more about university awards and how to nominate an alum today!

University of Illinois Alumni Awards include:

  • Alumni Achievement Award
  • Alumni Humanitarian Award
  • Chicago Illini of the Year Award
  • Constituent Leadership Award
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Illini Comeback Award
  • Lou Liay Spirit Award

Please contact the College of ACES Alumni Association if you nominate an alum!

Submit Nominations to:

Please submit nominations by the deadline for College of ACES awards to:

Tina Veal
Director of Alumni Relations
1101 S. Goodwin Ave.  Suite 124
ACES Library, Information & Alumni Center
Urbana, IL 61801

Email:  vealt@illinois.edu
Fax:  217-333-0354