CFAES Celebration of Students Program

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Celebration of Students Program is one of the most highly anticipated events of the academic year. It is a celebration of student excellence as well as a time to show appreciation for the contributions made by faculty, staff, and friends outside the college to improve the student experience.

More than 600 guests attend each year, making it one of the largest student-run events on the Ohio State campus. Students are recruited each fall to serve on the Planning Committee. It is great fun, an excellent way to get to know students from other departments, and an opportunity to exercise your organizational and leadership skills!  

You will always experience a delicious meal and an entertaining program. You can never be sure what to expect – funny videos, singing, faculty and administrator flash mob. Each year brings new surprises!



Awards presented throughout the evening include:


Student Awards

CFAES Internship Awards

Gamma Sigma Delta Scholarship

Lee Johnston Leadership Scholarship

Ray A. Miller Council Scholarship

Newcomb Scholars

Jill A. Pfister Outstanding First Year Students

Outstanding CFAES Student Employee


Student Organization/Team Awards

Outstanding Student Organization

Student Organization Excellence Awards

New Activity Award


Faculty/Staff/ Friends of the College Awards

Meritorious Service to Students Award

Outstanding Academic Mentor Award

Outstanding Service to Students Award

Rodney F. Plimpton Teaching Award


Contact: Marilyn Trefz (