Alumni and Service Awards

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Description:  Four awards to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate alumni, and contributions individuals have made to the Department through their commitment to the livestock and (or) allied industries.

2020 Distinguished Awardees

2019 Distinguished Awardees

2018 Distinguished Awardees


  1. Young Alumni Distinction
  2. Undergraduate Distinction  
  3. Graduate Distinction
  4. Distinguished Service

(New) Young Alumni Distinction Award: Recognizes the significant accomplishments made by an UNL Animal Science Alumnus (BS, MS, or PhD) who has graduated in the last 10 years (since May 2009). 

Undergraduate Distinction Award:  Recognizes the significant accomplishments made by an University of Nebraska-Lincoln Animal Science Undergraduate Alumnus.

Graduate Distinction Award: Recognizes the significant accomplishments made by an UNL Animal Science Graduate Alumnus.

Distinguished Service Award:  Recognizes significant and outstanding contributions made to the UNL Animal Science Department.

Nominations: The nominator must be clearly identified and he/she should provide up to a 1-page narrative supporting the nomination.  The nomination can include up to a 5-page resume or CV.  Nominators are encouraged to submit nominations electronically (see below).  Each nomination must include contact information for the nominator and nominee.

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Event Date and Location:
The 2021 Animal Science Alumni & Friends Reunion is April 10, 2021, at Robber's Cave, 925 Robbers Cave Road, Lincoln, NE, 68502.