News from the
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Illinois
3225 Vet. Med. Basic Sciences Bldg.
2001 S. Lincoln Ave.
Urbana, IL 61802
September 15, 2007
Alumni, Journalist Recognized by Illinois Veterinary College AwardsURBANA - The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and its alumni association will present three Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Awards and a Special Service Award on October 4, 2007, during the annual Fall Conference for Veterinarians.
Dr. Anthony Frank, provost of Colorado State University, will receive the Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Award, presented to a graduate who has made significant contributions to the veterinary profession or the College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Frank graduated from the College in 1985. He has been a faculty member at Colorado State since 1993. He was selected for the award because of his tremendous accomplishments at Colorado State University, where before being named provost he served as head of the pathology department and associate dean for research in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Dr. Donald Monke, vice president of production operations for Select Sires Inc., will receive the Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Award for his contributions to the field of bovine artificial insemination. At Select Sires Inc., which provides semen to livestock breeders worldwide, he oversees the health of over 1,700 bulls. Dr. Monke has been chairman of the Certified Semen Services board of directors and vice chairman of the National Association of Animal Breeders. He is a member of the Class of 1977.
Dr. Thomas J. Rosol, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University, will receive the Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Rosol completed his veterinary degree at Illinois in 1981. In addition to his prominent leadership role, Dr. Rosol has made enormous contributions to both veterinary and human medicine through his cancer research.
Steve Dale, certified animal behaviorist and noted pet journalist, will receive a Special Service Award for his support of the veterinary profession and the College of Veterinary Medicine. Dale is an accomplished journalist and radio host, and has devoted his life and career to promoting the care of companion animals and the human-animal bond. Through his media outreach, he has been a distinguished supporter of the veterinary sciences as well as the work, students and graduates of the College.