FCS Council of Alumni & Friends and CALS Award Descriptions

Emerging Professional
The Emerging Professional Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated superior performance in her/his field of endeavor and has made a significant contribution to the well being of families and consumers and is less than 15 years from graduation.

Professional Achievement
The Professional Achievement Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated superior performance in her/his field of endeavor and who has made a significant contribution to the well being of families and consumers and is more than 15 years from graduation. Preference will be given to an individual who has received a degree from the University of Arizona in Family and Consumer Sciences.

Judy Mellor Alumni Volunteer Service Award
The Judy Hansen Mellor Award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the well being of families and consumers through outstanding leadership and volunteer service to the community and/or to the School and the University.

Faculty Award
The Faculty Award is presented to a faculty member of the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences for outstanding service and support for the Council of Alumni and Friends.

Staff and Appointed Professional Award
The Staff and Appointed Professional Award is presented to a staff member or appointed professional of the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences for outstanding service and support for the Council of Alumni and Friends.

FCS Special Recognition
The Special Recognition Award is presented to an individual or group in recognition of special service provided to the John & Doris Norton School and/or students.

All awards will be presented as follows:

         * Form of Award: Certificate

         * Time of Award: Homecoming or Council/Faculty Luncheon

         * Number of Awards: Maximum of two per year per category

It is expected that the Award Recipients will return to campus to share their expertise with student, faculty, and administrators at the time of the awards usually at Homecoming.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Awards

Early Achiever
The Early Achiever is for individuals forty year old and younger, who have demonstrated superior performance in activities reflected in the mission of the College.  The Award is intended to emphasize the wide diversity of the College by recognizing outstanding accomplishments and activities directly affecting agriculture sciences, renewable resources, the marketplace, families and consumers

CALS Outstanding Achiever
The Outstanding Achiever Award is for individuals forty-one years old, to fifty-nine years old, who have demonstrated superior performance in activities reflected in the mission of the College.  The Award is intended to emphasize the wide diversity of the College by recognizing outstanding accomplishments and activities directly affecting agriculture sciences, renewable resources, the marketplace, families and consumers.

CALS Alumni Achievement
The CALS Alumni Achievement Award is made to an individual who has attained success in his/her field of endeavor.  Preference will be given to an individual who has received a degree from CALS, but that need not be a requirement.  Service to the University need not be a requirement as well.

Eugene G. Sander Lifetime Achievement - Individual/Organization
The Eugene G. Sander Lifetime Achievement Award is for individuals at least sixty years old, or an organization who has demonstrated superior performance in activities reflected in the mission of the College.  The Award is intended to recognize outstanding accomplishments and activities of individuals and organizations directly affecting Arizona agriculture, renewable resources, the marketplace, families and consumers in a superior and sustained manner..

Extensionist of the Year
This award recognizes a resident of the State of Arizona who has contributed time and talent, through Cooperative Extension, to citizens of his/her community and the state.  Letters of nomination from faculty and staff in Extension should state the nature and extent of the service that the individual has performed and how it has benefited the community, the state and its citizens.

Friend of CALS
The Friend of CALS Award will be given to alumni/non-alumni who, on a particular occasion or occasions has performed noteworthy or meritorious service or services on behalf of agriculture, family and consumer sciences, natural resources or the College or the University of Arizona.

Heritage Family Award
The Heritage Family Award was established in 2007 to honor a multi-generational family who has a history of dedicated service on behalf of agriculture, family, and consumer sciences, natural resources,

Carol Knowles Award for Excellence in Development and Alumni Relations
The award is presented to the outstanding staff member from CALS for their contributions to development and alumni affairs.  This award will be given periodically.

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