The Al Sick, Jr., Distinguished Service Award award is designed to recognize achievement and service to Agriculture, Agricultural Education, Nebraska FFA and/or FFA Alumni.
Mr. Al Sick, Jr., provided tremendous support and assistance to the formation and organization of the Nebraska FFA Alumni. Mr. Sick was a member of the Nebraska FFA Alumni Council from the founding of the organization in Nebraska (1972) until 1985 (the time of his death). He served as president of the Nebraska FFA Alumni Association and on the National FFA Alumni Council. He was recognized with the Honorary American FFA Degree as well as the Distinguished FFA Alumni Service Award at the National Level.
The Robert "Bob" Clausen Outstanding Achievement Award
The Robert "Bob" Clausen Outstanding Achievement Award is designed to identify and recognize FFA Alumni members for their outstanding leadership and service to agricultural education, FFA and FFA Alumni. A candidate must be a FFA Alumni member who has made significant contributions and rendered quality service to agricultural education, FFA and FFA Alumni. Past recipients of this award are ineligible for nomination.
Robert "Bob" Clausen was an instrumental leader in the support and promotion of Agricultural Education throughout the state of Nebraska. Bob was proud of the Nebraska FFA Alumni Association, and served for numerous years on the State Council. He truly recognized the value in Agricultural Leadership.
There was no job too little, too large or too labor-intensive for Bob to accomplish. He was often noted as a reliable individual, someone his fellow friends, families, and council members could count on. Bob was honest, fair, and above all passionate about supporting FFA. Beginning in 2016 the Outstanding Achievement Award is renamed for Bob Clausen.
Applications and qualifications are available from Dr. Lloyd Bell at the University of Nebraska, ALEC Department.
The Nebraska FFA Alumni UNL Student Teacher Scholarship is presented annually in memory of Dr. Ted D. Ward. Dr. Ward, a long time agricultural educator in Nebraska, began his involvement with the profession as an agriculture student at Auburn High School, served as a Nebraska State FFA Secretary, majored in agricultural education at the University of Nebraska, and became an agricultural instructor at both Sargent and Verdigre High Schools. He served in the Nebraska Department of Education as both an agricultural consultant and executive secretary of the Nebraska FFA Association.