The Distinguished Alumnus Award is a means to recognize alumni of the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine for outstanding professional and personal achievements. The award, which consists of an individual plaque and the placement of the honoree’s name on a group plaque in the School of Veterinary Medicine, will be presented each year.
Eligibility: Any veterinarian who is in possession of the DVM degree from LSU is eligible for the award.
Criteria: Candidates will be recognized for their accomplishments in veterinary medicine, service to the SVM, and/or contributions to the community through public service.
Contributions to the profession may have been made in any of the following areas:
• Practice – clinical, diagnostic, public health, regulatory, military
• Excellence in involvement in organized veterinary medicine;
o District, state and/or national veterinary associations
o Specialty groups such as the ACVS, AASP, AAHA, etc.
Direct service to the SVM or to LSU should receive consideration, but such contributions shall not be mandatory or conclusive in making the selection.
Excellence in service to local community;
• A humane, caring, helping attitude toward family, friends, clients and community including but not limited to civic club work, church, school boards, town councils, or other government service.
Selection: The Awards Committee will review nominations and vote on the recipient(s). The Awards Committee reserves the right to not select a recipient each year.
If you have any questions, please contact Gretchen Morgan, director of annual giving and alumni affairs, at 225-578-9565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Recipients of the Distinguished Alumnus Award:
1990 Dr. Robert Lewis, 1977
1991 Dr. Larry McCaskill, 1981; Dr. Mark Mikelonis, 1988; Dr. Jim Floyd, 1981
1992 Dr. Allen J. Roussel, 1977
2003 Dr. Mike Strain, 1983
2004 Dr. Alfred Stevens, 1979
2005 Dr. Gregory Rich, 1985
2006 Dr. Mary Boudreaux, 1979
2007 Dr. Robert K. "Bob" Simmons, 1977
2008 Dr. Mary Louise Martin-Klaucke, 1982, and Dr. Debra Sellon, 1983
2009 Dr. William James, 1980
2010 Dr. Sherril Green, 1985; and Dr. J. Trenton McClure, 1989
2011 Dr. Rick Alleman, 1980 (pictured accepting his award from Dr. Peter F. Haynes, dean [left])
We encourage you to participate in this wonderful tradition of recognizing our outstanding alumni by nominating a highly regarded peer who is deserving of this award. Please consider nominating a fellow SVM alum today!