Distinguished Service Award
The distinguished service award is an honor conferred by the College of Veterinary Medicine. The award is presented to acknowledge an individual who through their loyalty, dedication, and special efforts, has positively impacted the College and enhanced the stature, support and success of the College’s programs.
- Any citizen, alumnus, student, staff, or faculty member is eligible to receive this honor.
- No person may receive this honor more than once.
- Nominations will be solicited annually by the office of the dean.
- Nominations may be made by any student, staff or faculty member of the College of Veterinary Medicine.
- Nominees should be recommended because of their clear record of positive impact on the College of Veterinary Medicine.
- All nominations should be accompanied by a letter of support.
- All nominations will be treated as confidential.
The selection of the recipient will be made by the Dean of Veterinary Medicine.
The dean may choose to appoint a committee of faculty, staff, and students to screen or review nominations.
One award will be given annually by the College at a time and place of maximum exposure to the profession and the College community.
The award will consist of a plaque and commendations.
The dean may grant a second award in the case of special circumstances in which he or she believes it to be appropriate.
Presentation of Award
The award is presented at the Heritage Evening during the Annual Conference for Veterinarians by the College of Veterinary Medicine and its Veterinary Medical Alumni Association the first weekend of June.
|Year||Recipient||Class Year or Title|
|2018||Dr. Howard Erickson||1959, Emeritus Professor|
|2017||Dr. Jane Westfall||Emeritus Professor|
|2016||Dr. Walter C. Cash||Emeritus Professor (posthumous)|
|2014||Cheri Ubel||Alumni Coordinator|
|2013||Dr. David S. Hodgson||1968|
|2009||Dr. Roger Fedde||Emeritus Professor|
|2009||Linda Johnson||Continuing Education|
|1996||Neil V. Anderson||Emeritus Faculty/Past Interim Dean|
|1984||Walter C. Bowie||1947|
|1982||Earl J. Splitter||1943|
|1982||William V. Lumb||1943|
|1980||Frank W. Jordan||1939|
|1977||Raymond L. Russell||1956|
|1974||Marvin J. Twiehaus||1936|
|1973||Merle L. Henrikson||1939|
|1973||Charles H. Snider||1940|
|1971||Wilson M. Osteen||1935|
|1969||Willard H. Eyestone||1941|
|1967||C. Kenneth Whitehair||1940|
|1966||Don H. Spangler||1931|
|1965||Frank B. Young||1919|
|1964||Norwood H. Casselberry||1939|
|1963||Edward R. Frank||1924|
|1963||William R. Pritchard||1946|
|1963||Louise A. Scherger Lombard||1944|
|1963||Wade O. Brinker||1939|
|1961||Lawrence O. Mott||1929|
|1961||Joseph E. Knappenberger||1935|
|1961||Forrest L. Hart||1918|
|1960||Aubrey M. Lee||1922|
|1959||Theodore S. Williams||1935|
|1959||Nathan D. Hardwood||1918|
|1958||Eddell C. Jones||1916|
|1957||Charles W. Bower||1918|
|1957||Robert L. Anderes||1933|
|1955||W. Elmer Young||1925|
|1955||Wayne O. Kester||1931|
|1955||Carl A. Brandly||1923|