Recognizes a junior or senior undergraduate, or graduate student member who has excelled and demonstrated leadership on the local, national and /or international levels as shown by their activities and offices held at each level. The candidate who receives this award should also have expressed their desire to be actively involved in ASABE. 

One award shall be made each year and will alternate between an undergraduate junior or senior student in odd-numbered years and a graduate student in even-numbered years.  However, both categories of student nominations will be accepted each year and if there should be no qualified student in that year's intended category, the other student category of applicants will be considered for the award.

The award shall consist of an engraved plaque, a check for $1,000, and a complimentary Annual International Meeting registration.

Award Background: Pharos is an island in the bay of Alexandria, Egypt. It is famous for its lighthouse, designed in the 3rd century BC and considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Two earthquakes in the 14th century destroyed the lighthouse and the remains were used to build Fort Qaitbay. Pharos is synonymously defined as a lighthouse to guide seamen.  The Pharos of Alexandria Global Learning Award motto is, “Let there be light for life”.  

Dr. Awatif El-Domiaty Hassan, ASABE Fellow, established The Pharos of Alexandria Global Learning Award in 2011 to enhance global learning in honor of her beloved place of birth and upbringing, the city of Alexandria, pearl of the Mediterranean. Dr. Hassan received her BS in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Alexandria in 1959. She received her MS and PhD from the University of California Davis in 1964 and 1968 respectively. She has taught at the university level for more than 45 years and has a strong bond and love for all students, which is expressed in this award. 

Eligibility: The recipient must be a student member of ASABE and enrolled as a student at the time of nomination. They must also be willing to attend the Awards Program during the Annual International Meeting to receive the award.

Submission Deadline: October 31

Nomination Instructions: Please view this document in order to find the materials required for a nomination. All required award nomination materials must be submitted on the Major Awards Nominations website by October 31st. Each nominee will be considered by the award committee for two additional award years if not selected the first year of consideration for a total of three years, as long as the student still meets the ASABE membership and university enrollment requirements.

Award Committee Bylaws


1, Maloney


2023 Recipient
Rosemary Maloney

Past Recipients


To nominate an ASABE Member for this award, visit the ASABE Awards nominations website, linked below. Deadline for submitting materials is October 31 annually. 

Nomination website
Nomination Instructions