Education Day awards presented May 18

May 18, 2018

Education Day took place on Friday, May 18, and acted as an opportunity to recognize excellence from all around the College at the close of another school year. New this year were the inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Awards, which were awarded by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee (DNIC) to one faculty member, one staff member, and one student in recognition of the significant accomplishments and innovation of each recipient in achieving and sustaining diversity and inclusion efforts within the College’s personnel, policies, programs, environment, climate, and constituencies. The winners—Larissa Minicucci, DVM, MPH, associate professor in the CVM and director of the DVM/MPH program; Jessica McElmury, supervisor of the Primary Care Department; and fourth year veterinary student Rae Richardson—were each awarded a $1,000 stipend, and their names were added to the new Diversity and Inclusion Awards plaque.

Education Day awards also included 13 other awards, which were given to various faculty, staff, and student winners from every area of the College:

Innovative teacher awards recognition of community partners
The CVM recognized community partners whose work has been critical in the College’s learning and outreach activities working with VeTOUCH student-run free clinics. The winners have supported opportunities for students to serve and collaborate with local communities while learning valuable skills that are important to their future success as veterinarians.

Congratulations to:
Al Beitz, PhD, professor in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences and director of the Center for Educational Innovation
Tina Clarkson, DVM, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Erin Malone, DVM, PhD, professor of Large Animal Surgery
Rob Porter, DVM, PhD, professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine

Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Excellence in teaching award
Presented to the VCS faculty member selected by the third year students as the most outstanding teacher during their first three years of veterinary school

Congratulations to:
Amy O’Brien, DVM, assistant professor

Excellence in clinical teaching award
Presented to the VCS faculty member selected by fourth year students as the most outstanding clinical teacher during their fourth year of small animal clinical rotations

Congratulations to:
Jennifer Granick, DVM, MS, PhD, assistant professor

Resident award for excellence in clinical teaching
Presented to the VCS resident selected by the fourth year Small Animal Track students as the most outstanding clinical teacher during their fourth year of small animal clinical rotations.

Congratulations to:
Laura Motschenbacher

Veterinary Population Medicine

Faculty award for excellence in didactic teaching
Presented to the VPM faculty member selected by third year students as the most outstanding teacher during their first three years in veterinary school

Congratulations to:
Erin Malone, DVM, PhD, professor

Faculty award for excellence in clinical or diagnostic teaching
Presented to the VPM faculty member selected by the fourth year Large Animal and Mixed Track students as the most outstanding clinical teacher during their fourth year of large animal clinical rotations

Congratulations to:
Troy Trumble, DVM, PhD, MS, associate professor

Resident or Intern award for excellence in clinical or diagnostic teaching
Presented to the VPM resident selected by the fourth year Large Animal and Mixed Track students as the most outstanding clinical teacher during their fourth year of large animal clinical rotations.

Congratulations to:
Bridget Nottle

Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Outstanding teacher award
Presented to the VBS faculty member the students have selected as the most outstanding teacher during their first three years of veterinary school.
 
Congratulations to:
Tim Johnson, PhD, associate professor
 

Veterinary Medical Center

Technician award for excellence in clinical teaching
Presented to two VMC technicians, one each from the Small and Large Animal Hospitals, selected by the fourth year students as having contributed significantly to their clinical year.
 
Congratulations to:
Danielle Telander 
Hannah Knowlan
 

Graduate studies

Outstanding graduate advising award
Recipient selected for consistent and effective advising of graduate students, service on many graduate thesis committees, impressive number of publications with students as first author, and regular participation in several of our graduate courses.
 
Congratulations to:
Cathy Carlson, DVM, PhD, professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Services
 
Excellence in course coordination award
Presented to a faculty member in recognition of outstanding contributions to student learning through excellence in course coordination. 
 
Congratulations to:
Peggy Root, DVM, PhD, assistant dean of Education (year one)
Erin Burton, DVM, MS, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (year two)
Erin Malone, DVM, PhD, professor of Large Animal Surgery (year three)
Stephanie Goldschmidt, BVM&S, assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine (year four)
 
Excellence in diversity and inclusion award
This award recognizes significant accomplishments and innovation in achieving and sustaining diversity and inclusion efforts within the college community and among our partners. 
 
Congratulations to:
Rae Richardson
Jessica McElmury
Larissa Minicucci, DVM, MPH, associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine
 
Zoetis distinguished teaching award
This award, sponsored by Zoetis, is our most prestigious faculty teaching award and is selected by veterinary students. 
 
Congratulations to: 
John Collister, DVM, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Pictured: Dr. Laura Molgaard and Dr. Jennifer Granick