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Veterinary Medical Alumni Association Awards

Please consider nominating a colleague for a Veterinary Medical Alumni Association Award!  These awards are annually presented during the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine Annual Fall Conference for Veterinarians.  This year's awards will be presented on Thursday, September 11, 2014.

Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Award

The Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Awards recognize distinguished Illinois graduates (DVM, PhD, and MS degree holders) who have excelled in their respective fields and have made significant contributions to the profession and/or College, regardless of where they reside. This honor is named after the late Dr. Erwin Small (IL ’57), professor emeritus and former associate dean of alumni and public affairs at the College. It is a fitting tribute to a man who dedicated his life to the advancement of veterinary medicine, specifically to the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine at Urbana-Champaign.

Special Service Award

The Special Service Award recognizes an outstanding individual or organization that has made significant contributions to the advancement of the veterinary profession and/or the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine at Urbana-Champaign.  This individual or organization can be a non-veterinarian or a veterinarian who holds a degree from an institution other than the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.

Download the 2014 award nomination forms:

Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Award(s)

Special Service Award(s)

AWARD DEADLINE:  May 15, 2014

Previous Recipients:

         Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Award          Special Service Award

2013 Raymond H. Cypess
2013 Ronnie G. Elmore
2013 C. Max Lang
2013 Sheldon B. Rubin
2012 William Augustine
2012 Robert Hatch
2012 Jimmy Jones
2012 George Richards
2011 Wesley Bieritz
2011 Dennis Brooks
2011 Andrew Dahlem
2011 Michael Schaer
2010 Karen Becker
2010 Joseph T. Bielitzki
2010 Michael D. Kastello
2010 Donald P. Knowles
2010 Michael M. Pavletic
2009 Richard DeBowes
2009 Walter Hoffmann
2009 Edward Hoover
2009 Ronald Gill
2008 Joseph Connor
2008 Stephen Sundlof
2008 John Van Vleet
2007 Anthony Frank
2007 Donald Monke
2007 Thomas Rosol
2006 Janis H. Audin
2006 Gary L. Stamp
2005 Rosemary J. LoGiudice
2005 Kenneth T. Wright
2004 Emil Baukert
2004 Gregg W. BeVier
2004 Joseph A. DiPietro
2003 Arnold C. Taft
1998 LeRoy G. Biehl
1998 A. Robert Twardock
1997 Erwin Small

2013 William J. McEniry
2012 Champaign County Humane Society
2011 Karen Koenig
2010 B. Joseph and Mary White
2009 Auxiliary to the ISVMA
2008  Peter Weber
2007 Steve Dale
2006 Roger K. Mahr
2005 Samuel W. Thompson
2004 Harriett Weatherford
2003 B. Taylor Bennett
2002 Dan Parmer
2001 Kurt Schrader
1998 David A. McConnell
1997 Emil E. Baukert
1997 Mary K. Baukert
1997 Lyle Hanson
1997 Louis Liay
1996 Virginia Ivens
1995 Richard F. Bevill, Jr.
1995 Queenie M. Mills
1994 Bruce O. Brodie
1994 Stanley and Judy Ikenberry
1994 Terry Rathgeber
1993 William H. Gardner
1993 John L. Mara
1993 Harry A. Reynolds
1992 Paul D. Beamer

View a complete list of previous award winners