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Source: Melinda Wilkerson, 785-532-4284, wilkersn@vet.k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Katie Mayes, 785-532-6415, kmayes@k-state.edu

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

K-STATE'S COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE HONORS MAY 2009 GRADUATES

MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine has recognized several graduating students for excellence in academics and animal care and for their compassion.

The awards were presented at the college's recent Honors Banquet.

Students earning awards, all May 2009 doctor of veterinary medicine graduates, include:

Jerilynn Weisshaar, Alma, Dr. Wayne and Drucecillia Burch Memorial Award; Cameon Childers, De Soto, Merck Veterinary Manual Award, Pet Tribute Award and the Schering-Plough Animal Health Large Animal Medicine Award; Nicolette Jackson, Douglass, Hill's Buddy Award, Dr. Jody Johnson Veterinary Medical Leadership Award and the Donald and Marilyn Trotter Award; Jacqueline Allen, Ellsworth, Nestle Purina Excellence in Companion Animal Nutrition Award; Alicia Foley, Goddard, Dr. and Mrs. Nelson S. Mayo Memorial Equine Award.

From Greater Kansas City: Sarah Waxman, Leawood, Fort Dodge Animal Health Clinical Research Award; Katie Teutemacher, Olathe, All Feline Hospital Award and the Bunny and Marmite Compassion Award; and Colette Conway, Merck Veterinary Manual Award, and Katrina Waclawik, Merck Veterinary Manual Award and Pet Tribute Award, both from Overland Park.

Jami Berges, Havensville, Dr. Wayne and Drucecillia Burch Memorial Award and the Radar Mullet Clinical Excellence Award; Lindsay Mitchell, Hoisington, American Association of Feline Practitioners Award; Kent Williams, Liberal, American Royal Association Award and the Dr. Jerry R. Rains Memorial Award; Trevor Martin, Logan, Dr. John S. Koen Memorial Award.

From Manhattan: David Amrine, Dr. Hi Faubion Memorial Award, Judgee Bovine Compassion Award and the Dr. F.P. and Jane Moynagh Award; Susan Barnett, Merck Veterinary Manual Award, Novartis Ethicon Hard Tissue Surgery Award, Irene and Marsh Plumlee Award and the Dr. Glenn Ray Teagarden Memorial Award; Bryant Blank, American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners Award, Mary J. Reed Equine Compassion Award and the Dr. John and Mary Jo Cortelyou Rust Laboratory Animal Pathology Award; Brian Davis, Dr. R.R. and Karen Domer Award; Jessica Dubin, Marie Mohr Memorial Award; Brisa Hsieh, Dr. Joseph A Bogue Memorial Award and the Pet Tribute Award; Adam Lusk, Dr. Wayne and Drucecillia Burch Memorial Award and the Dr. L. Derald and Mary Ellen Jernigan Award; Michael Marino, Dr. Ruthanne Chun Oncology Award, Douglas Hoppas Memorial Award, Gentle Doctor Award and the Merck Veterinary Manual Award.

From Manhattan, continued:  Brooke Martin, Dr. Wayne and Drucecillia Burch Memorial Award, Paul and Phyllis Curd Memorial Award, Merck Veterinary Manual Award, Dr. Bishan Das and Ram Bai Minocha Memorial Award and the Novartis Ethicon Soft Tissue Surgery Award; Brandon McBride, Animal Emergency Clinic of Omaha's Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Award and the Francis Lucille Koss Memorial Award; Eric McConkey, Bunny and Marmite Compassion Award; Megan Niederwerder, Allan H. Hart/Idexx Award and the Merck Veterinary Manual Award; Leah Patrick, Paul and Phyllis Curd Memorial Award; Traci Elliott Shaw, Merck Veterinary Manual Award and the Schering-Plough Animal Health Small Animal Medicine Award; Amanda Sherck, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Award and the Dr. Albert Francis and Clara I. Wempe Memorial Award; Sarah Weber, American Veterinary Medical Association Auxiliary Outstanding Senior Award and the Merck Veterinary Manual Award; and Sarah Zeigler, Dr. Wayne and Drucecillia Burch Memorial Award.

Laura Lawrenz, Medicine Lodge, Dr. and Mrs. Nelson S. Mayo Memorial Food Animal Award; Kabel Robbins, Oskaloosa, American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists Award, American Royal Association Award, Alvin A. Lidolph Award, Merck Veterinary Manual Award, Dr. John L. and Pat L. Noordsy Award, Dr. John and Mary Jo Cortelyou Rust Avian Pathology Award and the Dr. Don H. Spangler Memorial Award; Adam Smith, Ottawa, Jimmy the Cat Award; Lindsey Jones, Sedgwick, Dr. O.M. Franklin Memorial Epidemiology and Public Health Award and the Schering-Plough Animal Health Dermatology Award.

From Topeka: Leslie Clark, Dr. Wayne and Drucecillia Burch Memorial Award; Brett Miles, Paul and Phyllis Curd Memorial Award; and Monica Matthews, Dennis A. Evans Memorial Award.

Tammy Vretis, Wamego, George Draeger Strength Through Adversity Award.

From out of state:

Michael Soltero, Scottsdale, Ariz., Bunny and Marmite Compassion Award and the Dr. Jake and Betty Mosier Award.

From California: Chelsea Kunst, Brentwood, American College of Veterinary Radiology Award; Jennifer Greene, Escondido, Paul and Phyllis Curd Memorial Award; and Megan Busby, Hat Creek, Calif., Dr. Jay Richard Olson Memorial Award.

Stephanie Kotas, Highlands Ranch, Colo., Bunny and Marmite Compassion Award; Mary Orefice, Harwinton, Conn., Dr. Wayne and Drucecillia Burch Memorial Award and the Paul and Phyllis Curd Memorial Award; Lauren Calland, Columbus, Miss., Melba Cornwell Budge Memorial Award and the Merck Veterinary Manual Award; Melissa Worhach, St. Louis, Mo., Paul and Phyllis Curd Memorial Award, Dr. O.M. Franklin Memorial Toxicology Award, Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association Radiology Award and the Merck Veterinary Manual Award.

From Nebraska: Alicia Lloyd, Hastings, Dr. and Mrs. Gordon C. Howell Memorial Award; Jeffrey Bottger, Hubbard, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Large Animal Award and the Dr. Wayne and Drucecillia Burch Memorial Award; Nathan Kotschwar, McCook, American Royal Association Award, Dr. Harry D. and Alberta F. Anthony Award, R.C. Dillman Award and the Wempe-Luckeroth Family Award; and Corinna Gibbons, Papillion, Louis A. and Norma Jane Ball Award.

Nichole Westerweel, Las Vegas, Nev., Pet Tribute Award; Kevin Hargadon, Piscataway, N.J., Paul and Phyllis Curd Memorial Award; and Kelcie Glick, Glenwood, N.M., Kansas Veterinary Medical Association Auxiliary Outstanding Senior Award.

From New York: Christine Asento, Holley, Merck Veterinary Manual Award and the Rodney K. Morgan Memorial Award; Tara Miller, Pittsford, Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society Award; and Krista Adamovich, Putnam Valley, Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association Compassionate Animal Care Award and the Merck Veterinary Manual Award.

Matthew Powers, Greensboro, N.C., Dr. Richard and Pam DeBowes Professional Leadership Award and the Dr. William F. and Helen R. Irwin Memorial Award; Nadine Tedford, Solen, N.D., Dr. Wayne and Drucecillia Burch Memorial Award; Rachael Johnson, Bristol, S.D., Dr. J. Sidney Michum Memorial Award; John Lutter, Zell, S.D., Dr. Wayne and Drucecillia Burch Memorial Award; Stacy Smith, Nashville, Tenn., Paul and Phyllis Curd Memorial Award; Kristin Wendelburg, Houston, Texas, American Animal Hospital Association Award and the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Small Animal Award; Ika Vlok, Dr. O.M. Franklin Theriogenology Award and the Dr. James T. Marsh Memorial Award, Sonora, Texas; Julie Cornell, Bennington, Vt., Bunny and Marmite Compassion Award; and Daniel Cook, Alexandria, Va., Dr. Kenneth R. Kimbell Memorial Award.