The Outstanding Young Alumni Award recognizes early-career Illinois graduates (DVM, PhD, and MS degree holders) who have excelled early in their respective fields and who embody the Illini spirit of “labor and learning,” through creativity and entrepreneurship in the field of veterinary medicine, regardless of where they reside.
Any individual or organization interested in submitting a nomination of an alumna/alumnus of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is welcome to do so. Self-nominations are also accepted.Nominees should be young alumni, graduating within the last 10 years. The Selection Committee may select up to four recipients each year. Nominations will remain active for three years.
Completed forms with supportive materials should be submitted to the dean’s office no later than May 31, 2018. Self-nominations are welcome. Recipients will be notified by the end of June so travel arrangements and campus plans can be coordinated. Those selected will be honored throughout the Annual Fall Conference for Veterinarians and surrounding activities October 11-12, 2018.
If you have any questions regarding the nomination form or the selection process, please contact the Office of Advancement at 217/333-2761 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligibility and Criteria
Any graduate in possession of a DVM, PhD, or MS degree from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine at Urbana-Champaign in 2006 or later is eligible for nomination.
The nominee’s contributions to the profession may have been made in any of the following areas:
- practice – clinical, diagnostic, public health, regulatory, military
- shelters or humane societies