Outstanding Alumni Award

The CALS Alumni Association's Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes alumni who demonstrate outstanding and uncommon achievement in their professional field and/or distinguished civic or public service. Recipients are committed and proven leaders who are a positive reflection of CALS and Cornell.


Include a detailed description of each of the following areas:

  • Outstanding contributions to, involvement with, and leadership in the College and University.
  • Significant accomplishments in business or professional service.
  • Distinguished community service or philanthropy.
  • Honors and awards, including professional, civic, or University.

Outstanding Alumni Nomination Form

The following form should be completed by a person who has a strong sense of the candidate. Please be sure to complete the form as thoroughly and in as much detail as possible. This ensures the selection committee has the most information about the individual you are nominating. The CALS Alumni Affairs staff is available to help complete the form or provide information. If you have questions please, contact Scott Pesner at phone: (607) 255-0359 or email:

The deadline for nominations is April 10, 2018.

Nominator's Information

You may be contacted by the selection committee for more information about the candidate.

Candidate's Information

Cornell and CALS involvement, contributions, leadership roles and connections since graduation

Please list and, if necessary, describe the candidate's qualifications in this area.

Professional Accomplishments

Starting with the most recent, list career successes, business affiliations, and position titles. In lieu of listing professional accomplishments, if available, include or forward candidates professional vita.

What makes this Cornellian outstanding?

List all professional, civic, University, or other relevant honors and awards. Include any community service, non-profit volunteerism or leadership, and other humanitarian undertakings. Please share any other important or pertinent information about the nominee.

Nominator's Summary

Please summarize why this candidate is deserving of this award. This section should highlight the nominee's strengths for the awards committee's consideration.


Please list the names and contact information of three individuals who can speak in support of the nominee.

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