All College Day Awards
Each fall, MSU CVM hosts All College Day to recognize key alums, friends of the College, and members of the faculty and staff for outstanding contributions to the College and/or the field of veterinary medicine. The event is traditionally celebrated in October, and following the awards ceremony, all members of the CVM family are treated to a delicious barbecue meal served by representatives of the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Board and volunteers.
All College Day Awards were presented in the following categories to the following individuals in 2021:
President’s Pegasus Award
Each year the President’s Pegasus Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in teaching, research, and/or service on behalf of the University and veterinary medicine. The 2021 President's Pegasus Award was presented to the Honorable Lynn Spruill, Mayor of Starkville.
Vice President’s Pegasus Award
The Vice President’s Award is given to a person who has made significant contributions to veterinary medicine in the state of Mississippi. The 2021 Vice President's Pegasus Award recipient was Dr. Reuben Moore.
Dean’s Pegasus Award
The Dean’s Pegasus Award is presented to a person who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in teaching, research, and/or service on behalf of Mississippi State University and the College of Veterinary Medicine. This person can be a member of the CVM faculty or staff or can be someone from the great group of friends of the College. Mr. Lee Weiskopf was the 2021 recipient of this award.
Pegasus Faculty Award for Teaching
The 2021 Dean’s Pegasus Award for Teaching was presented to Dr. John Thomason.
Pegasus Faculty Award for Research
Since joining the CVM Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences faculty in 2017, Dr. Graham Rosser has authored 38 Scopus-listed publications, which is an excellent indication of his productivity. His open-mindedness has been demonstrated by a willingness to accept new ideas from collaborators and colleagues, and he demonstrates an exquisite level of detail when planning experiments.
Pegasus Faculty Award for Service
Two faculty members were honored with the Dean’s Pegasus Award for Service this year. One is a long-time faculty member who has made a tremendous impact on scores of students over the years - Dr. Skip Jack. The other helped her clinical service excel despite seemingly insurmountable hurdles - Dr. Alison Lee.
Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence
The Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence is presented annually to a member of the MSU CVM faculty who demonstrates outstanding achievement and dedication in the area of research in the field of veterinary medicine. The 2021 recipient of the Zoetis Award for Research is MSU CVM Professor of Pathobiolgy and Population Medicine Dr. Amelia Woolums, a nationally recognized authority on bovine respiratory disease.
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