GSD

Organized with 70 charter members, the University of Tennessee Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta was chartered on June 4, 1964.
Its membership includes undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the College of Agricultural Sciences and
Natural Resources (CASNR) and the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM).

Awards

 

Gamma Sigma Delta is dedicated to recognizing the accomplishments of students, faculty, staff, alumnus or industry supporter. The Chapter recognizes excellence in the following areas: CASNR Undergraduates Students, Graduate Students, CVM Students, Teaching, Research, Extension, Alumni, Service to Agriculture, Team.

Please submit merit and graduate student award nominations through our online submission at https://utia.tennessee.edu/GSD/awards. Please direct any questions to Ms. Becky Bowling (rbowlin2@utk.edu).

Graduate Student Award
An annual award presented at the Spring Reception/Business Meeting.

Selection criteria: Recipient will have demonstrated significant creative and original accomplishments in either research, teaching, Extension. The nominee's cumulative GPA, service activities in the department and beyond, and their involvement in professional activities will be given strong consideration. One Graduate Student Award may be given annually to a Ph.D. candidate and one Graduate Student Award may be given annually to a M.S. candidate.

Nomination procedure: Required materials include the graduate student’s resume/vitae and two letters of support; one from the student’s faculty advisor and one from another faculty member.

Merit Awards
Awarded to individuals who have made distinct contributions to agriculture or related sciences through administration, extension, teaching, or research. Winners are recognized during the Fall Initiation and Awards Luncheon.

Teaching: shall be awarded to an outstanding teacher in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources or College of Veterinary Medicine.

Nomination procedure: Nomination letter (two-page max), up to three supporting letters from colleagues or other professions, one letter must be from nominee's department head, up to six supporting letters from current or former students, nominee's abbreviated (two-page max) vita, course listing with syllabus and student evaluation summary statement for courses taught the previous two years.

Research: shall be awarded to a member of the staff of the Institute of Agriculture who has made an outstanding contribution to research, either directly or indirectly related to agriculture and related disciplines.

Nomination procedure: Nomination letter (two-page max), up to three supporting letters from colleagues or other professions, one letter must be from nominee's department head, nominee's abbreviated (two-page max) vita.

Extension: shall be awarded to an extension staff member who has made an outstanding contribution, either directly or indirectly, to agriculture and related disciplines.

Nomination procedure: Nomination letter (two-page max), up to three supporting letters from colleagues or other professions, one letter must be from nominee's department head, nominee's abbreviated (two-page max) vita.

Alumni: shall be awarded to an alumnus of the Institute of Agriculture, The University of Tennessee, who has made an outstanding contribution, either directly or indirectly, to agriculture and related disciplines.

Nomination procedure: Nomination letter (two-page max) summarizing nominee's qualifications, nominee's contact information to include name and address.

Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award: shall be awarded to a resident of Tennessee selected for their outstanding contribution, either directly or indirectly, to agriculture or related disciplines.

Nomination procedure: Nomination letter (two-page max) summarizing nominee's qualifications, nominee's contact information to include name and address.

Team: awarded to each member of a team of two or more faculty that has made an outstanding contribution to research, teaching, and/or extension, eith er directly or indirectly, related to agriculture and related disciplines.

Nomination procedure: Nomination letter (two-page max), up to three supporting letters from colleagues or other professions, one letter must be from nominee's department head, up to six letters from students, clients, and/or non-faculty stakeholders that reflect evaluations of the team activities, abbreviated (two-page max) vita for each team member, a narrative (two-page max) describing the work and accomplishments of the team. Narrative should include description of program components, products developed, audiences reached, major impacts and significance of efforts to agriculture and/orrelated fields. Narrative should relate only the teamwork of the group rather than accomplishments of individual team members..

CASNR Student Awards
Recipients of these awards must possess the same high moral character expected of individuals elected to membership in this Chapter and meet the scholastic requirements.

Freshman: Recipient shows evidence of scholarship by having the highest cumulative grade point average upon completion between 30 and 45 hours with at least 18 of the hours received while en rolled at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Sophomore: Recipient has/have attained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 upon completion of between 60 and 75 hours with at least 36 of these hours received while enrolled at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Junior: Recipient has attained the highest cumulative grade point average of all students in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources upon completion of between 90 and 105 hours with at least 45 of these hours received while enrolled at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Senior: Recipient has attained the highest cumulative grade point average of all seniors in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and is scheduled to complete the requirements for graduation during the academic year in which he or she is being honored. At least 45 of the hours requir ed for graduation must have been received at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and completed prior to selection to receive the award.

CVM Student Awards
Recipients of these awards must possess the same high moral character expected of individuals elected to membership in this Chapter and meet the scholastic requirements.

First-Year: Recipient has attained the highest cumulative grade point average upon completion of the full first-year curriculum at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Veterinary Medicine.

Second-Year: Recipient has attained the highest cumulative grade point average upon completion of the second-year curriculum at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Veterinary Medicine.

Third-Year: Recipient has attained the highest cumulative grade point average upon completion of the third-year curriculum in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Fourth-Year: Recipient has attained the highest cumulative grade point average of all students upon completion of the first two semesters of the fourth-year curriculum in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and is scheduled to complete the requirements for graduation during the academic year in which he or she is being honored.

  Our Chapter Awards

2012-2013 Gold Chapter
2011-2012 Outstanding Chapter
2009-2010 Gold Chapter
2010 Conclave Poster Winner
2008-2009 Outstanding Chapter
2007-2008 Gold Chapter
2006-2007 Gold Chapter
1993 Outstanding Chapter
1991 New Activity

  Previous Winners

 

 

 

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