College Celebration


On Friday, October 23, 2020 the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will bestow the Awards of Distinction at its 32nd annual College Celebration. The event is held each year at harvest time to celebrate the advancement and accomplishments of our college and its impact on agriculture and the environment.

The Award of Distinction is the highest recognition presented by the college to individuals whose contributions and achievements enrich the image and reputation of the college and enhance its ability to provide public service.

Treat yourself to a delightful outing with delicious hors d'oeuvres and excellent wines. The evening culminates with a farmers market where attendees dismantle the "welcome display" and take home a bag packed full of California's freshest produce and grains.

2020 Award of Distinction Nominations

Nomination Deadline: June 1, 2020

Recipients Announced: August 2020

Ways to Nominate

Deadline: extended to June 1, 2020

  • Complete the online nomination form here.
  • E-mail or mail to Carrie Cloud
    College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

    Dean's Office, 150 Mrak
    University of California
    One Shields Avenue
    Davis, CA 95616-8571
    Phone: (530) 752-2120

Nominator's Submission Checklist

  • Complete the Award of Distinction nomination form. Deadline: June 1, 2020
  • In a separate attachment, describe the nominee's excellence in leadership, achievement, support, and/or meritorious service that benefits or brings distinction to the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, specifically documenting your nominee's unique qualifications.
  • At least one letter of support to second the nomination is required with contact information of author.
  • No more than five support letters will be reviewed.

Please ensure the letters:

  • Define the nominee's relationship with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
  • Identify the nature of the relationship the author has with the nominee.
  • Provide a comprehensive view of the nominee's contributions. A variety of perspectives can be helpful.
  • Describe how the nominee has gone over and above what was required to achieve his or her current success.
  • Attach the nominee's résumé or curriculum vitae (CV), if available. (If you must break confidentiality to gain this document, please submit without the resume or CV.)
  • Please make sure the nominees, nominators, and those writing the letters of support all have contact information included in the nomination packet.

For help completing your nomination or for a hard-copy form, contact Carrie: (530) 752-2120 or

NOTE: These awards are highly competitive. Please make every effort to keep the nomination confidential from your nominee.

Past Recipients

Click here for a look at the past Award of Distinction recipients.


Coming in August.

Student Registration

Coming in August.


5:30pm - Award of Distinction Ceremony

6:30-8:00pm - Reception and farmers market


ARC Pavilion, UC Davis

Attendee Information

Coming in August.

(530) 752-2120