Outstanding Alumni Award

The selection will be made from who have completed an Institute of Agricultural Technology program, bachelors, masters or doctorate program in Agriculture and Natural Resources at MSU. The selection will be made from candidates who have distinguished themselves by obtaining the highest level of professional accomplishments, and who possess the highest standards of integrity and character.

Past Recipients

  • 2022: Richard Kaminski, Ph.D. and Tammy Newcomb, Ph.D.
  • 2021: Dean E. Beyer, Jr. and Max Gonzenbach
  • 2020: Thomas Bailey and Dirk Drost 
  • 2019: Tom Cooley and Stan Moore
  • 2018: Barbara Jacobs Ivens
  • 2017: Chip Foster and Rohini Mulchandani
  • 2016: Joseph Byrum and Thomas J. Snyder
  • 2015: Suzanne Fischer
  • 2014: Michael Richmond
  • 2013: G. Jay Gogue
  • 2012: George Purvis and John Clark
  • 2011: Michael D. Moore
  • 2010: Kurt D. Fausch and Patricia Wilde Orlowitz
  • 2009: John Chipman
  • 2008: James D. Nichols and Larry P. Walker
  • 2007: Ghassem Asrar and Rebecca Humphries
  • 2006: James Schiller
  • 2005: Willard Sparks
  • 2004: Bruce Batt
  • 2003: Dale Bauman
  • 2002: Albert Bolles
  • 2001: Dick Posthumus
  • 2000: Donna Banks
  • 1999: John Hesse
  • 1998: Steven Miteff
  • 1997: Hugh Lockhardt
  • 1996: Perez Malande Olindo
  • 1995: Dan Wyant
  • 1994: John (Jack) Laurie
  • 1993: Gerald C. Olrich
  • 1992: Thomas Reed
  • 1991: John Engler
  • 1990: Henry Robitaille
  • 1989: Delton Parks
  • 1988: Elwood Speckman
  • 1986: Ben Lamp
  • 1985: Jack Barnes
  • 1984: Elton Smith
  • 1983: Erwin Raven
  • 1982: Ed Jones
  • 1981: Bela Kennedy
  • 1980: Gary Seevers
  • 1979: Laura Heuser
  • 1978: Howard Tanner and Dale Kuenzli

News

  • MSU CANR names Jacobs Ivens 2018 outstanding alumnus

    Published on March 7, 2018
    The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at Michigan State University is honoring six leaders in agriculture and natural resources for their community, state and national leadership.