News from the
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Illinois
3225 Vet. Med. Basic Sciences Bldg.
2001 S. Lincoln Ave.
Urbana, IL 61802
September 26, 2013
Veterinary College Honors Staff For 2013 Excellence Awards
URBANA - Faculty, staff, and graduate students of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, the only veterinary school in Illinois, were honored for service excellence in a ceremony held September 24. Thirteen people received excellence awards in various categories. The winners and awards were:
- Renee Walker, laboratory manager in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, received the Seets Staff Excellence Award for demonstrated excellence in job performance and service.
- Sherrie Lanzo, laboratory manager in comparative biosciences, received the Dr. Robert and Lucy Graham Award for a staff member who has made outstanding contributions.
- Dr. Russell Moore, clinical pathology resident, received the Dr. Walter E. Hoffmann and Dr. Ann L. Johnson Resident Teaching Excellence Award for an outstanding graduate student or resident in training for an AVMA-recognized specialty board.
- Dr. Sandra Manfra Marretta, professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, received the Dr. Gordon and Mrs. Helen Kruger All-Round Excellence Award. This is presented to the faculty member who demonstrates excellence in teaching, research, and service.
- Dr. Brian Aldridge, clinical professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, received the Dr. Gordon and Mrs. Helen Kruger Teaching Excellence Award in recognition of an instructor who presents material with enthusiasm, dedication, clarity, and creativity.
- Dr. Tim Fan, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, received the Dr. Gordon and Mrs. Helen Kruger Research Excellence Award in recognition of quality and quantity of publications, research awards, and outside recognition of the nominee's work.
- Dr. Philip Solter, associate professor in the Department of Pathobiology, received the Dr. Gordon and Mrs. Helen Kruger Service Excellence Award for outstanding committee work, clinical service and continuing education.
- Dr. Dan Rock, professor and department head of pathobiology, received the Zoetis Animal Health Award for Research Excellence, presented to a current faculty member who shows promise of attaining or has already attained national recognition.
- Therese Eggett, veterinary research specialist in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, and Pam Long, assistant to the head at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, received the Terry and Judy Rathgeber Academic Professional Excellence Award for outstanding performance by an academic professional staff member.
- Dr. Matthew Allender, visiting instructor in the Department of Comparative Biosciences, Dr. Anne Barger, clinical associate professor in the Department of Pathobiology, and Dr. Mark Mitchell, professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, were the recipients of the Dr. Erwin Small Teaching Excellence Awards in Veterinary Medicine. Recipients are selected by third- and fourth-year veterinary students.