Recipients of the 2016 Distinguished Professional Animal Scientist Award are
(pictured right receiving award)
He has served as the Washington DC Area Chapter as President-Elect, President, Past-President, and Director-at-Large.
In 1999, Poley received the Distinguished Service Award from the Washington DC Area Chapter of ARPAS.
About the Award
The ARPAS Distinguished Professional Animal Scientist award is bestowed annually on one or more emeritus members of ARPAS that have made significant contributions to the animal sciences during their active career and served in a leadership position within ARPAS.
Nominations may be made by any member of ARPAS. Final selection will be made by the ARPAS Executive Committee with conformation from the ARPAS Governing Council. The number of awards each year will not exceed 0.2% of the total ARPAS membership.
Recipients of this award are recognized with an article in the ARPAS newsletter and the journal, The Professional Animal Scientist, and with a tribute at our annual meeting. A suitable award is presented to award recipients on this occasion. Awardees are also granted lifetime membership in ARPAS with emeritus privilege.
The selection criteria are:
1. Must have been an active member of ARPAS for at least ten (10) years prior to retirement from active membership.
2. Must have served in a leadership role in ARPAS during their active membership. Leadership positions are defined as officers, directors, representatives and committee members at the national or chapter level.
3. Must have made a significant contribution to the Animal Sciences through teaching, research, service or industry during their active professional career.
4. Must have acquired Emeritus membership in ARPAS and maintained this status for a minimum of three (3) years.