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 2019:
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 2020 President's Pegasus Award was presented to Mr. Mike McCormick.
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 2020 Vice President's Pegasus Award recipient was Dr. George Seiler.
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. Drs. Jim and Gail Anderson were the 2020 recipients of this award.
Pegasus Faculty Award for Teaching
The 2020 Dean’s Pegasus Award for Teaching was presented to Dr. Sharon Grace, who earned her DVM from MSU in 1987. Dr. Grace currently serves as clinical professor.
Pegasus Faculty Award for Research
Since January 2017, Dr. Abdelhamed has been an assistant research professor, and he is currently also a junior investigator with the MSU Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (NIH-COBRE). His research focuses on characterization and control of pathogens of catfish, antimicrobial resistance, and virulence factors of Listeria monocytogenes.
Pegasus Faculty Award for Service
Dr. Caroline Betbeze, associate clinical professor, is the recipient of the 2020 Dean’s Pegasus Award for Service. She was nominated in recognition of her unselfish devotion to her clients and colleagues and her development of the ophthalmology program at MSU CVM.
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. Dr. Attila Karsi, who has been a tenure-track professor at MSU CVM since 2015 is the recipient of the 2020 Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence.