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Gamma Sigma Delta is an international honor society dedicated to recognizing accomplishments as a student, faculty, alumnus or industry leader in agriculture and the related sciences. Only those of the highest caliber are invited to join, which is why professionals throughout the nation and internationally recognize membership in Gamma Sigma Delta as a milestone achievement.

Dues

Dues can be paid at any time. You may pay by credit card using the PayPal button below or a $21 check made payable to “Gamma Sigma Delta” and the Dues Notice can be directed to:
Julie Tolliver, GSD Treasurer
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
128 C.E. Barnhart Bldg.
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0276.

Members are encouraged to contribute (any amount) to the Gamma Sigma Delta Endowment Fund. For a $500 (minimum) contribution to the Gamma Sigma Delta Endowment fund, you will be designated as a Lifetime Member of Gamma Sigma Delta. Contribution to the Endowment Fund are fully tax deductable on federal and state income taxes in the year the contribution is made. Lifetime members contributing a minimum of $500 to the fund will no longer be asked to pay annual dues to Gamma Sigma Delta.

Spring 2014 Induction and Awards Reception

The 2014 Induction and Awards Reception will be held Friday, April 11 at 4:00 p.m. at the E.S. Good Barn. Award recipients, inductees, and guests are not required to pay for the reception. Attending members may pay by credit card using the PayPal button below or send a $16 check made payable to “Gamma Sigma Delta” to:
Julie Tolliver, GSD Treasurer
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
128 C.E. Barnhart Bldg.
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0276

GSD dues and reception payment options

2013 Award Recipients

RecipientDepartmentAward
Dr. Melissa NewmanAnimal and Food SciencesMaster Teacher Award
Dr. Youling L. XiongAnimal and Food SciencesGeorge E. Mitchell Jr. Award for Outstanding Faculty Service to Graduate Students
Dr. James C. MatthewsAnimal and Food SciencesT.P. Cooper Award for Research
Ron HusteddeCommunity & Leadership DevelopmentM.D. Whiteker Award for Excellence in Extension
Roger ThomasGovernor's Office of Ag PolicyT.P. Cooper Award for Distinguished Farm Leadership
Amy Leavell CooperCareer & Technical Education Family SciencesOutstanding Senior
Brett Joseph DickensHuman NutritionOutstanding Senior
Kendall Annette MalloryCareer & Technical Education - Ag EducationOutstanding Senior
Monica FowlerMS - Hospitality & Dietetics AdministrationOutstanding Graduate Student
Jonathan LarsonPhD - EntomologyOutstanding Graduate Student
Mark HaneyKentucky Farm Bureau FederationDistinguished Service Award
The Honorable Tanya Gaye PullinKentucky State Representative from District 98Outstanding Alumnus Award

History

2005 marked 50 years of the University of Kentucky chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta supporting excellence in Kentucky agriculture. In 2008, the Kentucky Chapter hosted the 51st GSD International Conclave in Lexington.

The complete history of Gamma Sigma Delta prepared by Navam Hettiarachchy, International Historian, 2006-2008. For current news, read our Chapter newsletter and the International newsletter.

Chapter Recognition:

  • Gold Chapter Award, 2011-2012
  • Outstanding Chapter Award, 2010-2011
  • New Activity Award, 2010-2011
  • Gold Chapter Award 2009-2010, GSD International Executive Committee
  • Susan Sponcil elected International Officer: President, 2008-2010
  • Gold Chapter Award 2008-2009, GSD International Executive Committee
  • Gold Chapter Award 2007-2008, GSD International Executive Committee
  • Host of 2008 International Conclave, June 2008
  • Gold Chapter Award 2006-2007, GSD International Executive Committee
  • Susan Sponcil elected International Officer: President-Elect for 2006-2008
  • Silver Chapter Award 2005-2006, GSD International Executive Committee
  • Outstanding Chapter 2004-2005, GSD International Executive Committee
  • Outstanding Chapter 2003-2004, GSD International Executive Committee
  • Outstanding Chapter 2002-2003, GSD International Executive Committee
  • Outstanding Chapter 2000-2001, GSD International Executive Committee
  • Mary Marchant elected International Officer: Historian for 2000-2006
  • Outstanding Chapter 1999-2000, GSD International Executive Committee
  • New Activity Award 1999-2000, GSD International Executive Committee
  • Outstanding Chapter 1998-1999, GSD International Executive Committee
  • Honorable Mention, 1996, GSD International Executive Committee

Chapter Grants:

  • Chapter Enrichment Grant, GSD International Executive Committee, 2006
  • Barnhart Fund for Excellence, UK College of Agriculture, 2000
  • Chapter Enrichment Grant, GSD International Executive Committee, 1999