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Oath and Hooding Ceremony: Spring 2017


On Saturday, May 6, the College of Veterinary Medicine welcomed 164 new veterinarians into their chosen field at the annual Oath and Hooding ceremony, held at Mershon AuditoriumSurrounded by friends and family, students received their scarlet and grey academic hood as a symbol of their degree. The hood is worn draped around the neck and over the shoulders, displayed down the back with the lining exposed, and is considered the most formal part of academic dress. In addition to recognizing the newest graduates, the College of Veterinary Medicine also recognized five Faculty Award recipients and five Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.

Faculty Award Recipients

Dr. Chang-Won Lee
Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence
This award, chosen by the Council for Research, fosters innovative research on which the scientific advancement of the profession depends. The
award recognizes outstanding research e ort and productivity by principal investigators whose research has attained or is likely to attain national recognition.
Dr. Laurie Millward
Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award
This award, chosen by the Honors & Awards Committee from nominations from each professional class, recognizes outstanding teaching and instruction. Dr. Millward will also be nominated for the national AAVMC Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award, presented by Zoetis.
Dr. Krista La Perle
Charles C. Capen Teaching Excellence Award for Graduate Education
This award recognizes a faculty member of the College of Veterinary Medicine for excellence in graduate education. The award serves to honor faculty members who excel in their roles as advisors and mentors for Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy candidates, as participants in departmental graduate programs, or as resource persons for the graduate students of the College.
Dr. Linda Lord
William L. Ingalls Award for Exceptional Service

This award recognizes individuals who have provided exceptional service to
the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University. Recipients of the award shall have demonstrated continued dedication to the College over a long career in the College and will have had a sustained impact on its programs. The award is not an annual award but will be given on those occasions when such individuals are identified.  
Dr. Thomas Wittum
David White Research Award

This award honors a successful principal investigator based in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The award rewards demonstrated success by providing funds for hiring a postdoctoral researcher to work with the honored award winner. This award also provides the opportunity to a young aspiring clinical
or research scientist to prepare for an academic veterinary faculty career by taking up apprenticeship with a successful principal investigator, by learning and practicing the art of grant writing, the day-to-day research tasks, and advising graduate students in their pursuit of research. 


2017 Distinguished Alumni

Harry Bartels, BS, DVM
For his forward-thinking visionary development, support of practice management courses and professional development curriculum, and endowment of the Office of Career Management for our professional veterinary students, we are pleased to recognize Dr. Harry Bartels as a 2017 Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Veterinary Medicine. View Bio
Brian C. Gilger, DVM, MS
For his profound impact on the field of veterinary ophthalmology, especially in the areas of equine ophthalmology, ocular toxicology and ocular drug development, we are very pleased to recognize Dr. Brian Gilger as a 2017 Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Veterinary Medicine. View Bio
Robert (Bob) C. Hummel, BS, DVM
For his visionary leadership, trusted counsel, strategic guidance, and devotion to ‘giving forward’ in a way that has transformed the college and the veterinary profession, we are pleased to recognize Dr. Robert (Bob) Hummel as a 2017 Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Veterinary Medicine. View Bio
Lawrence (Larry) Mathes, MS, PhD
For his impact on the fields of virus-induced immune suppression, antiviral vaccine development and his multidisciplinary innovation and programmatic development, we are pleased to recognize Dr. Larry Mathes as a 2017 Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Veterinary Medicine. View Bio



2017 Honorary Distinguished Alumna

Thekla “Teckie” Shackelford
For being one of our greatest advocates and ambassadors for the college and university, we are pleased to recognize Thekla “Teckie” Shackelford as the Honorary Distinguished Alumna of the College of Veterinary Medicine.  View Bio

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:29pm