Student honored with SUNY Chancellor's Award for outstanding achievements

A doctor of veterinary medicine candidate from the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine has garnered a prestigious award from the State University of New York (SUNY) thanks to her outstanding achievements. Lindsay Seewald, D.V.M. Class of 2021, is among a diverse group of students, representing Cornell’s four contract colleges, who were selected to receive the 2021 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

The award acknowledges outstanding achievements that demonstrate excellence in areas including academics, leadership, campus involvement, community service or the arts, according to SUNY.

Seewald, of Duxbury, Massachusetts, has consistently ranked first in her class, contributed to more than a dozen scientific publications (as lead author on three), served as a teaching assistant and peer tutor, and run an independent academic consulting business, according to her nomination.

Moreover, Seewald was inducted into Phi Zeta, the Veterinary Honor Society, in 2019, and in 2020 she received one of three Coyote Rock Ranch Scholarships awarded nationally by the American Association of Equine Practitioners.

A virtual recognition ceremony for around 130 awardees across the SUNY system is scheduled for April 14 at 2 p.m. Other winners from Cornell, all of whom boast GPAs near or exceeding 4.0, include students from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Human Ecology (CHE) and the School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR).

A version of this story written by James Dean appeared in the Cornell Chronicle.