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Winter 1999 Vol.23 No.1
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Faculty, Staff Honored for Service, Excellence

Dr. Andrews(picture)
Dr. John Andrews
Dr. Beasley(picture)
Dr. Val Beasley
Dr. Buchanan(picture)
Dr. David Buchanan
Dr. Coolman(picture)
Dr. Bradley R. Coolman
Dr. Foreman(picture)
Dr. Jonathan Foreman
Dr. Furuya(picture)
Dr. Tetsuya Furuya
Dr. Hamor(picture)
Dr. Ralph Hamor
Katie Henry(picture)
Katie Henry
Dr. Isaacson(picture)
Dr. Dick Isaacson
Linda Klippert(picture)
Linda Klippert
Dr. Lock(picture)
Dr. Ted Lock
Dr. Roper(picture)
Dr. Randall J. Roper
Dr. Whittem(picture)
Dr. Ted Whittem
Lucille Wright(picture)
Lucille Wright

The sixth annual University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine awards program was held October 2 at the Holiday Inn in Urbana. Dr. John Ehrhardt (’83), a second- generation Illini DVM who owns a mixed-animal practice in McNabb, Illinois, and who is active in the DVM student mentor program, served as master of ceremonies.

College Awards

A $1,000 cash prize and a framed certificate went to the winners of the Teaching, Research, and Service Excellence Awards; the Dr. Gordon and Helen Kruger All-Round Excellence Award; the Academic Professional Award of Excellence; and the Dr. Robert and Lucy Graham Award. Runners-up received a certificate of recognition and an inscribed brass desk clock.

Dr. Ted Lock, veterinary clinical medicine, was selected by the third- and fourth-year veterinary students as winner of the teaching award for presenting material with enthusiasm, dedication, clarity, and creativity and for integrating subject concepts into the framework of the curriculum.

Dr. Jonathan Foreman, veterinary clinical medicine, garnered the research award, given in recognition of the quality and quantity of publications, research awards, and outside recognition of his work. Also nominated was Dr. Uriel Kitron, veterinary pathobiology.

Winning the service award for outstanding committee work, clinical service, and continuing education was Dr. John Andrews, Laboratory of Veterinary Diagnostic Medicine. Individuals can be nominated for this award by their departments and by regional veterinary medical associations. Dr. Tom Eurell, veterinary biosciences, and Drs. Sheila McCullough and Steve Kneller, veterinary clinical medicine, were finalists.

Dr. Val Beasley, veterinary biosciences, received the Kruger award signifying excellence in the College’s three-fold mission of teaching, research, and service. Dr. Carl Jones, veterinary pathobiology, was a finalist in this category.

Katie Henry, veterinary administration, won the academic professional award in recognition of outstanding performance and professional excellence at the College. Pat Porter, veterinary biosciences, and Dr. William Schnitzlein, veterinary pathobiology, were named finalists.

The Graham award went to Linda Klippert, veterinary clinical medicine. Awarded annually since 1957, this honor goes to a staff employee who has made outstanding contributions to the College. Also nominated were Judy Mewes, veterinary continuing education/public service; Lou Ann Miller, veterinary biosciences; and Kathy Reinhart, veterinary pathobiology.

Additional Presentations

Members of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association who graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in the past two years selected Dr. Ralph Hamor, veterinary clinical medicine, for the association’s Outstanding Instructor Award. It consists of a $1,500 grant to purchase equipment or materials for the award winner’s field of choice.

The inaugural Shirley Seets Staff Excellence Award recognizes a full- or part-time permanent nonacademic employee in the College with at least 3 years of service and demonstrated excellence in overall job performance and service. It was created in honor of Shirley Seets, who retired as business manager II last year after 34 years of service with the College. Mrs. Seets was on hand to present the award to Lucille Wright, veterinary administration. The award consists of a check for $1,000, a plaque, and an allowance for professional development. The runners-up were Marie Childress, veterinary biosciences; Mary Hayn and Barb Huffman, both veterinary clinical medicine; and Carla Manuel, veterinary pathobiology.

Pamela Walker, former food animal resident in veterinary clinical medicine, won the $1,500 Dr. Paul B. Doby Award for outstanding infectious disease research applicable to the livestock industry.

Dr. Tetsuya Furuya received the Diego and Mariangela Segre Fellowship, which is awarded to an outstanding graduate student in veterinary pathobiology on the basis of demonstrated excellence in academic studies and research activities. Sponsored by the Mariangela and Diego Segre Endowment, the award carried a $1,500 honorarium.

Dr. David Buchanan, veterinary biosciences, received the Dr. Joseph O. Alberts Award. Created in memory of a former head of the veterinary pathobiology department, this award, consisting of a certificate and $100 check, is presented on the basis of faculty nominations, an outstanding record, and a research paper. Finalists included Dr. Bradley Coolman and Dr. Fiona Maunsell, both veterinary clinical medicine.

Dr. Bradley Coolman was the recipient of the Loyd E. Boley Award, established in honor of the former head of the clinics and dean for students to recognize and stimulate excellence in resident training in veterinary medicine. The winner received a certificate and a check for $100. Dr. Charles Wiedmeyer, veterinary pathobiology, and Dr. Fiona Maunsell were finalists.

The Dr. Norman and Helen Levine Award recognizes research productivity and excellence among young faculty at the College. Winner of the 1998 Levine award was Dr. Ted Whittem, veterinary clinical medicine. He received a $250 check and a certificate.

Dr. Richard Isaacson, veterinary pathobiology, won the Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence. It is presented to a faculty member for research that shows promise of attaining or that has attained national recognition. He received a $1,000 check and a plaque. Finalists were Dr. Jonathan Foreman and Dr. Rex Hess, veterinary biosciences.

Recognition of Service

Faculty, academic professionals, and staff members who marked anniversaries of service during fiscal year 1997 received a custom-designed gold pin featuring the College’s logo. At 10 years of service and multiples of five years thereafter, a 2.0 mm diamond is added to the pin. College service awardees are designated CVM below. University of Illinois Service Awards, designated UI below, were also presented at the banquet.

Veterinary Administration

5 Years Dorothy R. Carlson, (CVM)
Craig L. Flowers (CVM)
10 Years Deanelle R. Payne (UI & CVM)
Lucille M. Wright (CVM)
15 Years M. Kate Nofftz (UI)
20 Years Gerald J. Pijanowski (CVM)

Laboratory of Veterinary Diagnostic Medicine

5 Years Michelle S. Hannah (CVM)
10 Years Gerald L. Bargren (UI)
John R. Scott (UI & CVM)
20 Years Phyllis Ann Wardlow (UI & CVM)

Veterinary Biosciences

5 Years Joan T. Thompson (UI & CVM)
Elizabeth S. Ujhelyi (UI)
10 Years Lou Ann Miller (UI & CVM)
15 Years Catherine M. Paceley (UI)
Linda M. Swett (CVM)
20 Years Mark R. Simon (CVM)


Veterinary Clinical Medicine

5 Years Sherri L. Brewer (CVM)
Peter D. Constable (CVM)
Alyssa J. Galligan (UI & CVM)
Ralph E. Hamor (CVM)
Igor V. Kuriashkin (CVM)
Shong-Wan Norby (CVM)
Charlene Werts (UI & CVM)
10 Years Vicky L. Armstrong (CVM)
Wayne W. Conatser (UI & CVM)
Linda I. Riggs (UI & CVM)
Arthur M. Siegel (CVM)
Marlene A. Woodward (UI)
Carol D. Young (UI & CVM)
15 Years Karen L. Campbell (CVM)
Christie L. Tucker (UI)
Sheila A. Voyles (UI & CVM)

Veterinary Pathobiology

5 Years William M. Schnitzlein (CVM)
10 Years Donna L. Epps (CVM)
Steven P. Fay (UI & CVM)
15 Years Mark S. Kuhlenschmidt (CVM)
25 Years Ronald D. Smith (CVM)
35 Years John W. Neff, Jr (CVM)

Retirees Honored

Harley B. Dawson, Veterinary Biosciences
Dale R. Nelson, Veterinary Clinical Medicine
Helen M. Parker, Veterinary Pathobiology
Shirley A. Seets, Veterinary Administration
Gale D. Taylor, Veterinary Pathobiology
John C. Thurmon, Veterinary Clinical Medicine
A. Robert Twardock, Veterinary Biosciences

The awards and ceremony are partially funded
by donations to the College.



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