Night of Excellence 2024
Night of Excellence 2024

A night for celebrating excellence!  

Join the University of Kentucky Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment in recognizing and celebrating alumni and friends who have made a lasting impact on their chosen field, community and society. Awards include:

Hall of Distinguished Alumni

The highest honor the college bestows is to induct someone into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni. Every two years, alumni will be inducted to the University of Kentucky Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Hall of Distinguished Alumni.

The Horizon Award

The Horizon Award, presented on a biennial basis, honors and recognizes a person or persons for their early professional accomplishments. This award is based on a significant record of career achievement and a promise for future professional success.

The Martin-Gatton CAFE Friend Award

The Martin-Gatton CAFE Friend Award, presented on a biennial basis, honors and recognizes a person(s) or entity who have demonstrated a strong commitment and provided extraordinary service to the University of Kentucky Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

The Paul Appel Alumni Service Award

The Paul Appel Alumni Service Award, presented on a biennial basis, honors and recognizes a person(s) or entitiy who have provided extraordinary service to the University of Kentucky Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Alumni Association. The honoree(s) can be an alum or non-alum of the college.

Paul Appel was instrumental in starting alumni activities for the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Appel was tasked by Dean Charles Barnhart in 1973 to update the alumni database and get alums back to campus one day a year. Appel implemented the annual Roundup event held on campus each fall and started 15 geographical alumni chapters across the state. He is praised for his foresight of the need for alumni relations work on the college level. Much of Appel’s alumni efforts are still in effect today.

Learn more here: https://alumni.ca.uky.edu/night-excellence



Event Type: Alumni & Philanthropy



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