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Distinguished Staff Awards

This year’s Distinguished Staff Awards were presented at the College Appreciation luncheon on July 31. The awards recognize staff members who have had five years of continuous service for exceptional accomplishments, leadership, and service to the college community. This year’s awards went to Kathleen Hayes-Ozello, Ann Sanders, Lorri Noce, and April Pugh. Congratulations!

Lorri Noce

Lorri Noce, a member of the Educational Design and Systems team, has been working at Ohio State for the past six years. She is being recognized for her work with students, attention to detail, mastery of the One45 system, positive attitude, and remarkable help and support for the entire college. Her work ethic is undeniable and her energy and enthusiasm are unsurpassed, yielding extraordinary service that goes beyond her job description.  


Kate Hayes-Ozello Kate Hayes-Ozello has worked at the college for 27 years and currently works as a member of the College Administrative staff and Office of Research and Graduate studies, where she is the expert and “go to” person for all information related to grant submissions and post-award management. She is an indispensable resource for many of our students and faculty.

April Pugh

April Pugh, assistant director of student affairs, has been with the college for six years and serves on numerous committees within the college and university, as well as externally. April has counseled and helped recruit hundreds of students and created the Student Ambassador Program. She oversees the college’s open house, which draws 3,000 visitors annually.


 Ann Sanders has served as an administrative associate in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine for ten years; she manages human resources work, travel, student issues, and helps the department’s chair and faculty. Overall, she makes life in the department easier with her adroit problem solving skills and positive attitude. Her strong commitment to the department consistently surpasses the expectations of her position and she never fails to reach out to every member of the department offering advice and encouragement.



About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State

Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health.   


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Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 9:39pm