2022 Hovde Award nominees sought

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University is accepting nominations for the 2022 Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence, which is given yearly to a member of Purdue University’s college or workers who has displayed excellent academic service to rural Indiana.

Any energetic member of Purdue’s college and workers, together with area workers, is eligible for the award. Nominees can serve any faculty, college, division or unit, whether or not on the West Lafayette campus or a regional campus.

“Communities are the inspiration of our state, and repair to these communities is the inspiration of Purdue,” stated Karen Plaut, chair of the Hovde Award committee and Glenn W. Sample Dean of Purdue Agriculture. “Each 12 months, it’s an honor for us to acknowledge somebody devoted to serving Hoosiers.”

The nomination deadline is midday Eastern time on Aug. 31. Nomination packets ought to be despatched to Rebeka Frakes by way of electronic mail at rhersked@purdue.edu. Additional data is on the market by contacting Frakes by electronic mail.

At least one – and not more than 5 – one-page letters of assist should accompany the nomination kind. Nomination types and pointers can be found at in PDF format right here.

The recipient will obtain an $800 money prize and plaque. The award, which has been given yearly 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 2021 recipient was Karen Richey, Health and Human Sciences extension educator in Marshall County. 

Sources: Rebeka Frakes, 765-496-7894, rhersked@purdue.edu

Karen Plaut, kplaut@purdue.edu 

Agricultural Communications: 765-494-8415;

Maureen Manier, Department Head, mmanier@purdue.edu

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