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College Awards Presented at Veterinary Medicine Convocation

September 22, 2009

Tom Ligouri, College of Veterinary Medicine, (515)294-4257, ligouri@iastate.edu

Tracy Raef, College of Veterinary Medicine, (515)294-4602, traef@iastate.edu


AMES, Iowa - Three individuals and 1 team were recognized as 2009 annual award recipients by the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University. Dean John Thomson presented the awards at the fall college convocation, saying, “These award recipients are representative of a very large number of people who continually do an outstanding job and whose contributions to the college are very much appreciated.” Individual awardees received a plaque and $250 for professional development activities during the year. The team received $250 for the group.
The awards and recipients included:
CVM Faculty of the Year:  Dr. Ron Myers, Veterinary Pathology, joined the college in 1982 and has been recognized with numerous awards for his teaching, advising and consistent overall effectiveness in helping students learn. He was one of the first to implement computer-based clinical cases in the classroom and initiate new international experiences through study abroad programs.
CVM Resident of the Year: Dr. Cody Alcott, equine internal medicine, received his DVM from Iowa State in 2004 and practiced in a California mixed animal practice before returning in 2006. His nomination cited his passion for clinical medicine, can-do attitude and discipline as a life-time learner as key qualifications.
CVM Staff Member of the Year: Ms. Diane Perry, a Registered Veterinary Technician, was described as “the ‘heart and soul’ of the surgery laboratory teaching course for many years. The effectiveness of the surgery lab depends greatly on her efforts, and her long hours and pleasant attitude have earned the respect of students and faculty.”
CVM Team of the Year: TheOffice of Academic and Student Affairs (OASA) team of Brenda Cousins, Katie Davidson, Dr. Monica Howard, Kathy Kuehl and Mindy Schminke. Described as a team that gets things done, the group coordinates more than 500 students through their academic careers from admissions and orientation to spring graduation, with scheduling, transfers and academic issues in-between.