George Washington Carver Distinguished Service Award

Award Requirements

Application Deadline:
Due 3rd Tuesday in November to CALS

This award honors distinguished College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni who have demonstrated outstanding achievement or leadership in making significant, influential or innovative contributions to society. Selection is made by the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

This award was established in 2005 and is presented annually during Iowa State University’s Homecoming Weekend. Nominations are due the third Tuesday in November to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Use the online submissions portal under Nominating Instructions and Form. Contact Paige Zhorne (pezhorne@iastate.edu) with questions. 

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Past Recipients

  • 2023 - Gerald and Karen Kolschowsky - OSI Industries
  • 2022 - Christopher Nelson - Kemin Industries
  • 2021 - Rachel Chikwamba - Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
  • 2020 - Dewayne Goldmon - USDA Senior Advisor for Racial Equity
  • 2019 - Diane Birt - Iowa State University
  • 2018 - Dawn Mellion-Patin - Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center
  • 2017 - Gerald Klonglan - Iowa State University
  • 2016 - Walter Hill - Tuskegee University
  • 2015 - Don Koo Lee - Seoul National University
  • 2014 - Antoine Alston
  • 2013 - Jon Kinzenbaw
  • 2012 - Jim Gulliford
  • 2011 - Harold Crawford
  • 2010 - Rose Marie Boughton
  • 2009 - Charles E. Sukup
  • 2009 - Jerald DeWitt
  • 2008 - John Pesek
  • 2008 - Rich & Nancy Degner
  • 2007 - Duane Acker
  • 2006 - Harold "Sande" and Margo McNabb