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UF/IFAS Advancement

UF/IFAS Advancement

Dinner of Distinction

The annual UF/IFAS Dinner of Distinction recognizes alumni, friends and organizations serving as partners in the land-grant mission. Each year UF/IFAS honors awardees for their commitment and generous contribution of resources and expertise to advance our communities, state, nation and world. Together, we GO GREATER.


Friday, September 27, 2019

6-9 pm

Hilton UF Conference Center


 $75/person (early bird rate of $60/person until August 23) 


Table Sponsorships ($500/table, includes 4 registrations) and
CALS Student Ambassador Sponsorships ($60/student) are available

For more information, please contact Caylin Hilton at or 352.392.5432


2019 Award Recipients


UF/IFAS Champion

Paul J. DiMare | Miami, Florida

Legislative Leader

Senator Kelli Stargel | Lakeland, Florida

Legislative Leader

Representative Lawrence McClure | Plant City, Florida

Volunteer of the Year, presented by SHARE Council

Tracy Duda Chapman | Oviedo, Florida

CALS Alumni & Friends Horizon Award

Tory M. Moore | Lakeland, Florida

CALS Alumni & Friends Award of Distinction

Michael A. Joyner | Maitland, Florida

Extension Advocate Award

Brittany H. Lee | Gainesville, Florida

Industry Partner Award

Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Assoc. | Orlando, Florida


You are also invited to the 22nd annual CALS TailGATOR on Saturday, 9/28, three hours before UF takes on Towson. Connect with alumni and friends, enjoy the BBQ tailgate, learn about CALS student organizations and meet Albert! Click here for more information