By Katheryn L. Sullivan Kutil on May 03, 2018

On Thursday, April 26, the College of Veterinary Medicine hosted its annual senior celebration. The event provides an opportunity for the College to recognize the accomplishments of fourth-year DVM students and celebrate their upcoming graduation. More than 50 awards were given from a variety of sponsors. Dr. Stephan Carey and Dr. Marc Kinsley were the emcees for the memorable evening.

The DVM Class of 2018 will graduate next Friday, May 4 at the Wharton Center.

Senior Celebration Photos

Student, Faculty, and Staff Recognition Awards

  • Awards


  • American Animal Hospital Association Award for Proficiency in Primary Care
    Justine Rasche
  • American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)
    Eleanor Patteron Gelok
  • American Association of Veterinary Dermatology (AAVD)
    Rebecca Karrels
  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine for Large Animal
    Meagan Szarek
  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine for Small Animal
    Leslie Mitchell & Claire Puzio
  • American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO)
    Kaitlyn Sherer
  • American College of Veterinary Pathology (ACVP)
    Samantha Darling
  • American College of Veterinary Radiology Award
    Eunbee Kim
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons for Large Animals (ACVS)
    Katie Lehman
  • Beachnau Dairy Proficiency Award
    Courtney Doan
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Cardio Award
    Daniel Stern
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Clinical Behavior Award
    Tiffany Duffy
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Excellence in Primary Care
    Taylor Chambers
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pain Management Award
    Meagan Szarek
  • Bovine Clinical Proficiency Award
    Dona Barski
  • Bovine Production Medicine Award
    Adrienne Rhodes
  • CVM Excellence in Teaching - Vet Tech of the Year
    Stephanie Terry
  • CVM Excellence in Teaching - Residents
    Dr. Andrew Armstrong
  • CVM Excellence in Teaching - Interns
    Morgan Woodard
  • Diversity and Inclusion Award
    Felix Rodriguez
  • Dr. Arthur D. Marosi Resident Surgery Award
    Dr. Andrew Armstrong
  • Dr. Arthur D. Marosi Surgery Award: Small Animal
    Erin Clemmer
  • Dr. Robert B. Ziegler Caring Award (Female)
    Anna Shaw
  • Dr. Robert B. Ziegler Caring Award (Male)
    Craig Willette
  • Dr. Robert Langham Diagnostic Pathology Award
    Samantha Darling
  • Dr. Robert Langham Diagnostic Pathology Award
    Sarah Coe
  • Dr. Samuel & Mrs. Madalyn Pollock Clinical Pathology Award
    Hunter Piegols
  • Dr. Wade O. Brinker Orthopedic Award
    Craig Willette
  • Harold & Jean Glassen Award for Comparative Ophthalmology
    Lauren Kustasz
  • Harold & Jean Glassen Award for Small Animal Medicine
    Katie Bell
  • Harold & Jean Glassen Award for Small Animal Surgery
    Rozemary Bal
  • Henry Schein Animal Health Supply Cardiology Award
    Heather Minkel
  • Hutton-Riley Equine Award
    Jackie Willette
  • John & Shirley Richardson Leadership Volunteerism Award
    Victoria Dodson
  • Kelly Haysman-Smith Award
    Sarah Morelli
  • Merck Animal Health Student Innovation Award
    Mackenzie Gallegos
  • Moxley Award for Excellence in Equine Medicine
    Craig Willette
  • Nestlé Purina Award
    Sara Elizabeth Fortin
  • Phi Zeta Award for Highest GPA
    Brooke Luce & Hunter Piegols
  • Production Medicine Certificate of Emphasis
    Monica Cluett, Courtney Doan, Lauren Lauwers, Matt Kuhn
  • ​SAVMA Community Service Award (Male and Female)
    Craig Willette & Victoria Dodson
  • ​SAVMA Excellence in Teaching - Faculty
    Dr. Joshua Gerhke
  • Small Animal Clinical Sciences Proficiency Award
    Katie Bell
  • The Big Medicine Award for LA Clinical Sciences
    Cole DeMeester
  • VECCS Award For Proficiency in Emergency & Critical Care
    Hunter Piegols
  • Veterinary Medical Center Student Customer Service Award
    Katie Bell
  • Veterinary Student Research Award
    Hunter Piegols
  • Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award
    Dr. Stephan Carey
  • Zoo & Wildlife Award
    Emily Zoe Thomas

Certificates and Academic Awards

Veterinary Business Medical Association (VBMA) Certificates

  • Elisabeth Brown
  • Evan Bruin
  • Paige Como
  • Stacie Cressman
  • Victoria Dodson
  • Alexandra Easton
  • Sara Fortin
  • Catherine Gammon
  • Olivia Hornacek
  • Rebecca Karrels
  • Eunbee Kim
  • Katherine Korman
  • Lauren Kustasz
  • Karlie Ledergerber
  • Kathleen Lehman
  • Savannah Parker
  • Emily Pietrowicz
  • Justine Rasche
  • Leah Reid
  • Nicolas Rochte
  • Danielle Sansoucy
  • Lauren Switzer
  • Annie Westerhof
  • Jennifer Whitney
  • Elizabeth Woodworth

Merck Academic Excellence Award

  • Rozemary Bal
  • Elizabeth Brand
  • Taylor Cervantes
  • Erin Clemmer
  • Sara Fortin
  • Christine Ginley
  • Haley Govea
  • Lora Gurley
  • Olivia Hornacek
  • Eunbee Kim
  • Crystal King
  • Lauren Kustasz
  • Elisabeth Leahy
  • Karlie Ledergerber
  • Katharine Lee
  • Brooke Luce
  • Hunter Piegols
  • Emily Pietrowicz
  • Justine Rasche
  • Kaitlin Soave
  • Lauren Switzer
  • Jennifer Whitney
  • Craig Willette
  • Jackie Willette