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2018 ACES College Connection

Join the College of ACES Alumni Association in recognition of outstanding ACES Alumni who have made a significant impact in their careers and their communities at the 2018 ACES College Connection.

The 2018 ACES Alumni Award Winners include:

Outstanding ACES Young Alumni

  • Matt J. Barnard, B.S. ’01 Ag Finance
    Owner & CEO, Crop Copter; Owner, Chief Agronomics; Partner, Barnard Farms
  • Karen M. Jones, B.S. ’04 Ag Comm
    Youth and Young Producer Specialist, Corporate Communications, GROWMARK, Inc.
  • Sarah M. Potts, B.S. ’05, M.S. ’10, Ph.D. ‘14
    Cornbreeder, Corteva Agriscience  

ACES Family Spirit Award
Richard and Frances Johnson Family of Kankakee, IL

ACES Career Achievement Award

  • Lynne M. Borden, Ph.D. ’97 HDFS
    Professor of the Department of Family and Social Science at the University of Minnesota from Maplewood, MN.
  • David A. Hollinrake, B.S. ’92 Ag Economics
    President, Syngenta Seeds, LLC and Syngenta Region Director of North America from Raleigh, NC 
  • John S. Kermicle*, B.S. ’80 Ag Economics
    General Manager of AgriGold from Olney, IL.
    *unable to attend

The ACES College Connection will be held:

Date:  Saturday, September 8, 2018

Location:  Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center
                  1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign, IL  61820
                  Chief Illiniwek Ballroom

11:30 a.m. - Welcome
11:45 a.m. - Brunch 
12:30 p.m. - Program
Cost:  $25.00

Round Barn Society will also be pinned if they have not been recognized yet.

Deadline: August 29, 2018

Date & Time:
September 8th 11:30am - 2:00pm
1501 S. Neil Street
Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center
Champaign, IL