Rising Star Faculty Award (assistant and associate professors with 5-15 years of experience)

The CALS Alumni Association's Rising Star Faculty Award recognizes CALS faculty who have shown extraordinary promise early in their career and at the College in one or more of the following areas: teaching, research, extension, and/or administration.


Nominees should be associate or assistant professors with 5-15 years of experience at Cornell University
Include a detailed description of each of the following areas:

  • Career path and recognition.
  • Teaching, research, extension, and outreach accomplishments.
  • Service to CALS/Cornell.
  • Honors and awards, including professional, civic, or University.

Rising Star Faculty 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) 255-0359Skype phone number icon 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

CALS Career Positions

Please list the title and years of any positions held at CALS.

Professional Accomplishments

Describe and provide specific examples of the nominee's excellence in teaching, research, extension, or outreach and list any honors or awards received from Cornell and/or CALS.

What makes this faculty member a rising star?

List all professional, civic, University, or other relevant achievements. Include any committee memberships or leadership positions held in service to Cornell and/or CALS. 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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