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SUNY and College awards recognize top performers

Several faculty and administrators were recognized recently for their talent, commitment, and dedication to the veterinary profession and to the College of Veterinary Medicine. In a presentation on May 2, College leaders announced an inaugural College award, an annual award for veterinary research presented from Zoetis (formerly Pfizer) and four awards that were presented by the State University of New York (SUNY). Known as Chancellor's Awards for Excellence, these SUNY honors are conferred to acknowledge and provide system-wide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and to encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence.

According to the State University of New York,

"These programs underscore SUNY’s commitment to sustaining intellectual vibrancy, advancing the boundaries of knowledge, providing the highest quality of instruction, and serving the public good. Through these awards, SUNY publicly proclaims its pride in the accomplishment and personal dedication of its instructional faculty, librarians and professional staff across its campuses. The awards provide SUNY-wide recognition in five categories: Faculty Service, Librarianship, Professional Service, Scholarship and Creative Activities, and Teaching."

Please congratulate the following winners!

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching


Presented to Dr. Daniel Fletcher by Dr. Margaret McEntee in recognition of his dedication to providing quality programs for current students and practicing professionals

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service

nPresented to Lynne Vrooman by Paul Streeter in recognition of her commitment to the College and the positive impact her quiet and unassuming leadership has on the College

Outstanding Clinician AwardDykes

Presented to Dr. Ned Dykes by Dr. Lorin Warnick, in recognition of his positive impact on teaching and clinical service during his long and distinguished tenure at the College


Published May 3, 2013

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities


Presented to Dr. Richard Cerione by Dr. Maurine Linder in recognition of the major contributions he has made in the area of cancer biology

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in LibrarianshipWhitaker

Presented to Susanne Whitaker by Dr. Erla Heyns in recognition of her knowledge, expertise, and depth of experience with the profession and the College


Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty ServiceScarlett

Presented to Dr. Janet Scarlett by Dr. Bruce Akey in recognition of the groundbreaking efforts she has led to develop highly successful shelter medicine programs

Zoetis (formerly Pfizer Animal Health) Award for Research Excellencecheetham

Presented to Dr. Jon Cheetham by Dr. Joel Baines in recognition of his outstanding research efforts and productivity and the advancement of knowledge in areas relevant to veterinary medicine