2024 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Distinguished DVM Alumni: Practitioner Benjamin H. Colmery III (DVM '68)

Distinguished DVM Alumni: Non-Practitioner Richard Kociba (DVM '66) and Albert Ramudo (DVM '00)

Distinguished Postdoctoral Alumni Howard D. Stowe (DVM '60, PhD '62)

Distinguished Veterinary Nursing Alumni Jennifer Ottney (BS, LVT '04)

CVM Honorary Alumni Elizabeth Carr

CVM DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARDS

Be a part of this wonderful tradition of recognizing our outstanding alumni by nominating a peer who has made extraordinary contributions. The following awards are conferred annually:

CVM Distinguished Veterinary Alumni – Practitioner

CVM Distinguished Veterinary Alumni – Non-Practitioner

CVM Distinguished Postdoctoral Alumni Award

CVM Distinguished Veterinary Nursing Alumni Award

CVM Honorary Alumni Award

REQUIREMENTS FOR AWARD NOMINEES

CVM Distinguished Veterinary Alumni – Practitioner and Non-Practitioner

Eligible candidates for the CVM Distinguished Veterinary Alumni Practitioner and Non-Practitioner Awards must have:

  • Received the DVM degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University and be held in high esteem by his or her colleagues,
  • and excelled in practice, teaching, research, service (local, regional, national, international), and/or organized veterinary medicine

CVM Distinguished Postdoctoral Alumni Award

Eligible candidates for the CVM Distinguished Postdoctoral Award must have:

  • Received an MS or Ph.D. degree under the direction of a member of the faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University,
  • or Completed an internship or residency training program at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine

CVM Distinguished Veterinary Nursing Alumni Award

Eligible candidates for the CVM Distinguished Veterinary Nursing Award must have:

  • Received a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Nursing (formerly Technology) or a Certificate of Completion in Veterinary Technology from the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine (includes the legacy Animal Health Technician Certificate from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources)
  • and excelled in practice, teaching, research, service (local, regional, national, international), and/or organized veterinary medicine.

CVM Honorary Alumni Award

Eligible candidates for the CVM Honorary Alumni Award must have:

  • Excelled in practice, teaching, research, service (local, regional, national, international), and/or organized veterinary medicine.

NOMINATION FORM (Link to PDF - attached)

Download the PDF nomination form and submit nominations to the CVM Alumni Relations Office by mail or email:

alumni@cvm.msu.edu
CVM Alumni Relations
784 Wilson Rd, Room G155
East Lansing, MI 48824



SELECTION AND PRESENTATION

Selection: The CVM Dean reviews the nominations and receives input from a committee to select awardee

Resubmission: Individuals nominated but not selected in the last three years will be automatically reconsidered during the current award cycle.

Presentation: Awards are presented annually in May at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine


NOMINATION SUBMISSION

Only complete packages submitted by the deadline will be considered. Complete submission package must include:

RECOMMENDATION AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

Detail the professional and public contributions, awards, honors, other recognitions, and specific achievements of the nominee in a cover letter NO LONGER THAN 5 PAGES

Additional supporting documentation is encouraged but not required. This may include letters of support from a variety of collaborators. Submission packages may also include optional additional letters of recommendation from colleagues, members of the community, etc.

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