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Recognition Awards

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Resident & Graduate Student: Teaching, Service & Research Awards


  • Resident & Graduate Student Awards 2011



    Drs. Aymen El Zawam and Lisa K. Pearson received Graduate Student Research Awards from the Alpaca Research Foundation.


    Jessie Strickler Scholarship presented to Brian Maran.

    Given to an intern or resident in oncology or cardiology as selected by the clinical faculty in those areas.

    April 2011 - from left: Dean Bryan Slinker and Brian Maran.




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    Ron & Shelia Pera Scholarship presented to Jessie Ziegler, Carmela Pratt and Kevin Choy.

    Given to graduate or residents from the western US who intend to continue their careers in their home state.

    April 2011- from left: Dean Bryan Slinker, Jessie Ziegler, Carmela Pratt and Kevin Choy.




    Outstanding House Officer Award presented to Dr. Christie Anderson, Oncology Resident.

    Chosen by the fourth year students based on his/her excellence in teaching, mentoring, acting as a role model and demonstrating compassion for clients and patients.

    April 2011 - pictured with Dean Bryan Slinker




    Mr. & Mrs. Delbert Caldwell Scholarship presented to Karol Gliniewicz and Kathryn Boland.

    Given to graduate students with research or clinical focus on production animals.

    April 2011 - from left: David Prieur, Karol Gliniewicz, Kathryn Boland and Dean Bryan Slinker




    Jim & Trish Rogers PhD Scholarship presented to Forgivemore Magunda, Pathology/Microbiology Resident.

    Given to a CVM PhD student.

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    Dr. Ron Sande Radiology Scholarship presented to Dana Neelis.

    Given to a resident in diagnostic imaging.

    April 2011 - pictured with Jon Mattoon and Dean Bryan Slinker




    Dr. Richard L. Ott Endowment for Graduate Research in Small Animal Medicine Award presented to Melissa Tucker.

    Given in memory to a veterinary graduate student actively engaged in small animal research.

    April 2011 - pictured with Dean Bryan Slinker




    Dr. Lynn A. George Scholarship presented to Kenitra Hammac.

    Given in memory of Dr. Lynn A. George II to a graduate student in veterinary science who is studying a basic research problem .

    April 2011 - pictured with Dean Bryan Slinker




    Dr. Ivor Evans Memorial Scholarship for Cancer Research presented to Christie Anderson.

    Given in memory of Dr. Ivor Evans to a veterinary or graduate student actively engaged in cancer research.

    April 2011 - pictured with Jeff Bryan and Dean Slinker




  • Resident & Graduate Student Awards 2010



    Steven Ford
    is awarded the 2010 NASA Space Grant Fellowship in Science and Engineering.




    Kerry Sondgeroth

    Mr. & Mrs. Delbert Caldwell Scholarship presented to Kenitra Hammac and Kerry Sondgeroth. Given to graduate students with research or clinical focus on production animals April 2010- pictured with Dean Bryan Slinker, Kenitra Hammac not pictured.




    Zachary Gallahe

    Dr. Arturs Vitums Scholarship in Veterinary Anatomy presented to Zachary Gallaher. Given in memory of Dr. Vitums to a graduate student for excellence in veterinary graduate anatomy. April 2010- from left: Zachary Gallaher, Vitolds Vitums and Dean Bryan Slinker.




    Dr. Christie Anderson

    Outstanding House Officer Award presented to Dr. Christie Anderson, Oncology Resident. Chosen by the fourth year students based on his/her excellence in teaching, mentoring, acting as a role model and demonstrating compassion for clients and patients. April 2010 - pictured with Dean Slinker




    Dr. Christie Anderson

    Dr. Ivor Evans Memorial Scholarship for Cancer Research presented to Christie Anderson. Given in memory of Dr. Ivor Evans to a veterinary or graduate student actively engaged in cancer research. April 2010 - pictured with Dean Slinker




    Dr. Lynn A. George Scholarship presented to Joshua Stern. Given in memory of Dr. Lynn A. George II to a graduate student in veterinary science who is studying a basic research problem .




    Carmela Pratt

    Dr. Richard L. Ott Endowment for Graduate Research in Small Animal Medicine Award presented to Carmela Pratt. Given in memory to a veterinary graduate student actively engaged in small animal research. April 2010 - pictured with Dean Bryan Slinker




    Ron & Shelia Pera Scholarship

    Ron & Shelia Pera Scholarship presented to Tracie Romsland, Carmela Pratt, Sandra Taylor and Kerry Sondegroth. Given to graduate or residents from the western US who intend to continue their careers in their home state. April 2010 - from left: Dean Bryan Slinker, Carmela Pratt,Tracie Romsland, Sandra Taylor and Kerry Sondegroth.




    Dr. Ron Sande Radiology Scholarship

    Dr. Ron Sande Radiology Scholarship presented to Jonathan Hayles. Given to a resident in diagnostic imaging. April 2010 - pictured with Dean Bryan Slinker




    Jessie Strickler Scholarship

    Jessie Strickler Scholarship presented to Christie Anderson & Chelsea Tripp. Given to an intern or resident in oncology or radiology as selected by the clinical faculty in those areas. April 2010 - from left: Christie Anderson, Jill Strickler, Chelsea Tripp and Dean Bryan Slinker.




    2009-2010 Poncin Fellowship awardees

    2009-2010 Poncin Fellowship awardees, research mentors and chairs, and the Bank of America Poncin Trustee, Cindy Keyser. Attending the luncheon with Cindy was Kevin Paulson, also with the BofA. The luncheon was held on March 24, 2010.




  • Resident & Graduate Student Awards 2009



    Fan Liao (Veterinary & Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology & Physiology) and Rodriquez Jacabo (Veterinary Clinical Sciences) are awarded Graduate Student Travel Grants.

    The Graduate Student Travel Grant Subcommittee of the Graduate Studies Committee has completed its review of grant requests for the June 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009 grant period. The subcommittee received grant proposals from 56 students, totaling $38,421.00. Given the limited funds available, the subcommittee awarded 35 students a total of $16,352.00 or approximately 43% of the amount requested. www.gradsch.wsu.edu/current-students/grants/summer2009.html




    Dr. Andreas Bachelez

    Outstanding House Officer Award presented to Dr. Andreas Bachelez, Small Animal Surgery Resident. Chosen by the fourth year students based on his/her excellence in teaching, mentoring, acting as a role model and demonstrating compassion for clients and patients. April 2009 - pictured with Dean Bryan Slinker




    Dr. Courtney Watkins

    Dr. Gherry Pettit and Dr. Jack Robinette Surgery Scholarship presented to Dr. Courtney Watkins, Surgery Resident. April 2009 - pictured with Dr. Jack Robinette




    Ron & Sheila Pera Scholarship

    Ron & Sheila Pera Scholarship presented to Drs. Siddra Hines (resident in equine medicine-not pictured), Carmela Pratt (resident in small animal medicine) and Tracie Romsland (resident in clinical pathology) April 2009 - pictured with Dean Bryan Slinker




    Dr. Ron Sande Radiology Scholarship

    Dr. Ron Sande Radiology Scholarship presented to Drs. Tom Wilkinson and Jason Brumitt April 2009 - pictured with Dr. John Mattoon




    Dr. Richard Ott Endowment

    Dr. Richard Ott Endowment for Graduate Research in Small Animal Medicine presented to Dr Michelle Patrick. Given in memory of Dr. Richard L. Ott to a veterinary graduate student actively engaged in small animal research. April 2009 - pictured with Dean Bryan Slinker




    Mr. & Mrs. Delbert Caldwell Scholarship

    Mr. & Mrs. Delbert Caldwell Scholarship presented to Drs. Andy Allen & Kerry Sondgeroth. Given to graduate students with research or clinical focus on production animals April 2009 - pictured with Dean Bryan Slinker




    Dr. Lynn A. George Scholarship

    Dr. Lynn A. George Scholarship presented to Danielle Nelson (Pathology/Microbiology Resident). Given to a graduate student in veterinary science studying a basic research problem. April 2009 - pictured with Dean Bryan Slinker




    Poncin Fellows

    Poncin Group Photo (2008-2009 Awardees)
    2008-2009 Poncin Fellows, their mentors, and the Poncin Foundation Bank of American Trustee. Pictured (L to R): Front Row - Cindy Keyser (Bank of America Poncin Trustee), Fellows: Huan Zhao, Jennie Schei, Deborah Duricka, Seth Harris, and Sandra Taylor. Back Row: Kevin Paulson (Bank of America), Mentors: Dr. Dave Rector, Dr. Mike Varnum, Dr. Steve Simasko, and Dr. Bob Mealey (not pictured, Dr. Steven Hines).



    NASA Space Grant

    Neuroscience second-year graduate student Steven Ford was awarded the NASA SpaceGrant Science Opportunity Fellowship for 2009. His mentor is Murali Chandra.




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