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October 2, 2008




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Veterinary College Honors Staff

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 and length of service in a ceremony held September 25.

Eleven people received awards for excellence in various categories. The awards and winners were:

* Dr. Anne Barger, of Urbana, Ill., a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pathobiology, received the Dr. Gordon and Mrs. Helen Kruger All-Around Excellence Award in recognition of a faculty member who demonstrates excellence in the areas of teaching, research, and service.

* Dr. Thomas Graves, associate professor and director of curriculum and instruction in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine and head of the small animal medicine section in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, was selected by students to receive 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. Richard L Fredrickson, of Fisher, Ill., section head and supervisor of diagnostic pathology, histopathology, and diagnostic receiving in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, received the Dr. Gordon and Mrs. Helen Kruger Service Excellence Award in recognition of a faculty member's outstanding committee work, clinical service and continuing education.

* Dr. Jodi Anne Flaws, of Mahomet, Ill., a professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, received the Dr. Gordon and Mrs. Helen Kruger Research Excellence Award in recognition of a researcher's published body of work, research awards, and outside recognition of published works.

* Dr. Lois Hoyer, of Champaign, Ill., an associate professor in the Department of Pathobiology, received the Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence, presented to a current faculty member conducting research that shows promise of attaining or has attained national recognition.

* Mary Laws, of Champaign, Ill., a research assistant and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, received the Dr. Joseph O. Alberts Award for a graduate student with an outstanding academic record and submitted research paper.

* Shilana Rairden, of Urbana, a program manager for the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, received the Terry and Judy Rathgeber Academic Professional Excellence Award for outstanding performance by an academic professional staff member.

* Dr. Ashlee Urbasic, of Champaign, Ill., a clinical pathology resident in the Department of Pathobiology, received the Dr. Walter E. Hoffmann and Dr. Ann L. Johnson Resident Teaching Award, presented to an outstanding graduate student or resident in training for an AVMA- recognized specialty board.

* Dr. Jeff Chen-Che Huang, of Urbana, a graduate research assistant in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, received the Dr. Ted and Mrs. Carroll Valli Award for an outstanding Ph.D. candidate already holding a DVM.

* Amanda Matson, of Champaign, an office manager in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, received the Shirley A. Seets Excellence Award for demonstrated excellence in job performance and service.

* Debbie Cassout, of Monticello, a medical technologist in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, received the Dr. Robert and Lucy Graham Staff Excellence Award for a staff employee who has made significant contributions to the College.

The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is a leader in veterinary and comparative biomedical education, scholarship, and public engagement in the University of Illinois system, in the state, in the nation, and around the world.