News from the
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Illinois
3225 Vet. Med. Basic Sciences Bldg.
2001 S. Lincoln Ave.
Urbana, IL 61802
September 12, 2012
Veterinary College Honors Staff For 2012 Excellence AwardsURBANA- 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 6. Twelve people received excellence awards in various categories. The winners and awards were:
- Dr. Dongwan Yoo, professor in the Department of Pathobiology, received the Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence, presented to a current faculty member who shows promise of attaining or has already attained national recognition.
- Dr. Matt Stewart, associate 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. Amber Labelle, assistant 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. Ralph Hamor, clinical associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, received the Dr. Gordon and Mrs. Helen Kruger Service Excellence Award for outstanding committee work, clinical service and continuing education.
- Dr. Gee Lau, assistant professor in the Department of Pathobiology, 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. Anne Barger, clinical associate professor in the Department of Pathobiology, Dr. Levent Dirikolu, assistant professor in the Department of Comparative Biosciences, 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.
- Dr. Amy Kubier 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. Kubier recently completed her clinical residency and is now practicing small animal internal medicine.
- Ms. Jennifer Miller, medical laboratory assistant III in the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, received the Dr. Robert and Lucy Graham Award for a staff member who has made outstanding contributions.
- Mr. Stephen Kemp, coordinator of Computing Services, received the Terry and Judy Rathgeber Academic Professional Excellence Award for outstanding performance by an academic professional staff member.
- Ms. Lorri Zoch, veterinary technician in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, received the Seets Staff Excellence Award for demonstrated excellence in job performance and service.