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College of Veterinary Medicine

Alumni Recognition

Purpose

The recognition awards are in grateful recognition of the time and effort devoted to advancing the profession of veterinary medicine and for being an exemplary role model for future alumni of the College of Veterinary medicine at Kansas State University in a professional and community setting.

Alumni Recognition Awards were instituted by the College of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary Medical Alumni Association at Kansas State University in 2001.

Selection

The recipients are selected by the Executive Board of the Veterinary Medical Alumni Association (VMAA), or at the pleasure of the VMAA President, selection may be accomplished by an awards committee established by the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine which includes the VMAA President or his/her designated representative.

Presentation

Recognition Awards are presented at each of the eight major conferences or meetings that the college participates in annually. Awardees are chosen and presented awards at the K-State Alumni Reception in conjunction with a conference or meeting that best represents their life's work and/or community involvement.

American Association of Bovine Practitioners
2016Dr. Susan Keller     1985
2015Dr. Mike Apley     1987
2014Dr. Alvin Edwards
Dr. Tom Edwards
     1959
1995
American Association of Equine Practitioners
2016Dr. K. Leann Kuebelbeck1991
2015Dr. Brad Jackman1987
2014Dr. Larry Bramlage1975
2013Dr. Richard Bowman1975
2012Dr. Scott Hay1988
2011Dr. Steven Slusher1970
2010Dr. Terry L. Blanchard1976
2009Dr. Charles D. Heinze1953
2008Dr. William "Billy" Bergin1967
2007Dr. Norman Umphenour1962
2006Dr. Manuel Thomas1966
2005Dr. Joseph G. Merriam1969
2004 Dr. Dallas O. Goble1969
2003 Dr. James Smith1958
2002Dr. James R. Coffman1962
2001Dr. Justin B. Janssen1972
2000Dr. Paul A. Ryding1965
American Veterinary Medical Association
2016Dr. Linda K. Johnson1983
2015Dr. Michael J. Gilsdorf1974
2014Dr. Clinton George2001
2013Dr. Raymond F. Sis1957
2012Dr. David S. Rolfe1986
2011Dr. Carla L. Carleton1977
2010Dr. John Barnes1970
2009Dr. Terry Wollen1972
2008Dr. Arnold S. “Rosy” Rosenwald1936
2008Col. Cliff Walker, DVM1982
2007Dr. Dale F. Schwindaman1953
2005Dr. Alfred Nelson Poindexter Jr.1945
2005Dr. Dale K. Sorensen1946
2004Dr. Janver Krehbiel1962
2004Dr. Gordon L. Coppoc1963
2003Dr. Marion T. Satalowicz1951
2003Dr. F. T. Satalowich1961
2003Dr. Philip Carter1926
2002Dr. Michael L. Whitehair1974
2002Dr. Jack L. Anderson1965
2001Dr. Martha Dunn O'Rourke1973
2001Dr. Gregory S. Hammer1966
Central Veterinary Conference
2016Drs. Judy and Randall Norton1989
2015Dr. Vern Otte1975
2015Dr. Billy Joe La Rue1956
2014Dr. Jay Hedrick1972
2013

Dr. William C. Skaer

Dr. Christen Skaer

1969

1999

2012Dr. Michael Moore1968
2011Dr. Richard Knewtson1968
2010Dr. Kenneth Burton1981
2009Dr. Martin Langhofer1975
2008Dr. Jerry Jaax1972
2007Dr. Robert G. Gillespie1961
2006 Dr. James Hall1983
2005Dr. Sam Graham1959
2005 Dr. Marvin Samuelson1956
2004Dr. Harry Berrier 1945
2004Dr. Lawrence Morehouse 1952
2003Dr. Richard E. Webber1965
2002The Bradley Family - Veterinarians in family are: 
 Dr. William F. "Bill" Bradley   1953
 Dr. Wayne D. BradleyBrother of Bill   1956
 Dr. Roger A. BradleyBill's son   1980
 Dr. John S. Bradley  Bill's son  1987
2001Dr. John H. Teeter
 
1981
Kansas Veterinary Medical Association
2007Dr. Donald Jackson1951
2006Frey Family
 First Generation
 Dr. Jesse Frey  deceased 19871914
 Second Generation
 Dr. Russ FreyJesse’s nephew deceased 20031952
 Dr. Merwin FreyRuss’s brother  1956
 Dr. Martin FreyRuss’s brother  1956
 Dr. William GriffingJesse’s nephew  1944
 Dr. Robert HentzlerRuss's cousin deceased 20031943
2005Mosier Family
 First Generation
 Dr. Jake Mosier  deceased 20011945
 Dr. Ross Mosier   1952
 Dr. Larry Mosier   1960
 Dr. Donald Mosier   1962
 Dr. Steve Mosier   1966
 Second Generation
 Dr. Derek Mosier   1978
 Dr. Kelly Mosier   1982
 Dr. Brad Fansher   1983
 Dr. Melissa Schilling Iowa State U. 1995
2004Knappenberger Family - Veterinarians in family are: 
  Dr. Joseph Knappenberger  deceased in 19921935
 Dr. Jack Knappenberger Joseph's brother deceased in 19731939
 Dr.Tom KnappenbergerJoseph's son  1962
 Dr.Todd KnappenbergerTom's son  1999
 Dr. Elise KnappenbergerJack's granddaughterU. of Georgia 2000
2003The Henrikson Family - Veterinarians in family are:
 Dr. Merle Henrikson  deceased in 19901939
 Dr. Keith D. HenriksonMerle's brother  1943
 Dr. Duane M. Henrikson Merle's son  1967
 Dr. Gerald W. HenriksonMerle's son  1972
 Dr. Todd D. HenriksonDuane's son  1998
 Dr. Sarah L. HenriksonDuane's daughter  2003
2002The Liebl Family - Veterinarians in family are:
 Dr. Elwyn A. Liebl   1951
 Dr. Barbara L. WenselDaughter of Elwyn   1977
 Dr. Stephen A. LieblSon of Elwyn  1981
 Dr. Thomas G. LieblSon of Elwyn   1985
2001The Wempe Family - Veterinarians in family are:
 Dr. Albert F. Wempe KCVC  deceased in 19841915
 Dr. Joseph C. Luckeroth  Albert's nephewSt. Joseph U.deceased in 19591921
 Dr. Lillis R. Wempe Albert's nephewKSUdeceased in 19941935
 Dr. William W. Wempe Albert's nephewKSU 1942
 Dr. Leo R. Wempe  William's brotherKSU 1944
 Dr. Louis A. Wempe  Albert's sonKSU 1949
 Dr. Charles W. Wempe Albert's nephewKSU 1949
 Dr. Norman C. Luckeroth Joseph's sonKSU 1954
 Dr. Robert M. Wempe Albert's nephewU. of Minnesota 1956
 Dr. Michael W. Wempe William's sonU. of Missouri 1972
 Dr. John M. Wempe  Twin son of RobertKSU 1980
 Dr. James M. Wempe Twin son of RobertIowa State U. 1980
 Dr. David J. Wempe and wife Stacy Louisiana State U.
 
 

1990

North American Veterinary Conference
2016Dr. Sondra Brown1993
2015Dr. Sam Rivera1996
2015Dr. Lawrence Pultz (posthumous tribute)1973
2014Dr. Robert Ridgway1971
2013Dr. Bill McBeth1981
2012Dr. George Saperstein1978
2011Dr. Tom Purinton1965
2010Dr. Phil D. Lukert1960
2009Dr. David E. Granstrom1978
2008Dr. Mark P. Nasisse1978
2007Dr. Glen Hurley1953
2006 Dr. Ronald Keene1965
2005 Dr. Steven Hodes1979
2004 Dr. Jane E. Brunt1980
2003 Dr. Steven F. Swaim1965
2002Dr. Mark N. Skeels1986
2002Dr. John W. Harvey
 
1970
Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association
2016Dr. David A. Swerczek1969
2015Dr. Douglas Schwenka1988
2014Dr. Melissa Girard-Lemons1999
2013Dr. Megan M. Ehlers1999
2012Dr. William Rishel1973
2011Dr. Jack Anderson1965
2010Dr. David M. Ylander1983
2009Dr. Overton E. “Doc” Hundley (posthumous tribute)1952
2009Dr. Randall E. Pedersen1965
2008 Dr. James West Carlson1959
2008 Dr. Steven Wright - posthumous tribute1974
2007Dr. Kenneth Thompson1965
2006Dr. Alexander Hogg 1950
2006Dr. Ordella Geisler 1947
2005 Dr. James Boyd1957
2005 Dr. Merton Dierks1961
2004Dr. Harold N. Lange1961
2004Dr. Norman R. Schneider1968
2003The Gigstad Family - Veterinarians in family are:
 Dr. Alfred O. GigstadBrother to Dale  1954
 Dr. Dale C. Gigstad   1955
 Dr. Alfred O. Gigstad, IIIAlfred Senior's son  1976
 Dr. James F. Gigstad
 
Alfred Senior's son   1993
Western Veterinary Conference
2016Dr. Ross Mosier - posthumous tribute1952
2015Dr. Dennis "Denny" E. Hausmann1971
2014Dr. Leonard A. Sigdestad1967
2014Dr. Jerry Doornbos - posthumous tribute1962
2013Dr. James E. Dale1967
2012Dr. Norman Meriweather1955
2011Dr. William G. Kvasnicka1956
2010Dr. Larry Dresher1967
2009Dr. Dale Kinyoun1951
2008Dr. Robert Playter1961
2007Dr. Kenneth Capron1965
2006Dr. Terrence F. McElwain1980
2006Dr. Marion Hammarlund1953
2005 Dr. Dean A. Rice1974
2005Dr. Joseph E. Landholm 1956
2004 Dr. Robert B. Miller1955
2003Dr. W. Bruce Wren 1968
2003Dr. Robert H. Featherston1958
2002Dr. Ross D. Clark1963
2002Dr. Michael T. Cavanaugh 1983
2001 Dr. W. Michael Simon1982
2001Dr.  Mark S. Iodence
  
1984
Annual Conference for Veterinarians
2003K-State Veterinarians recognized for their military and Government service:
   Dr. Jerry P. Jaax1972
Dr. Nancy K. Jaax1973
Dr. David R. Franz1970
Dr. William L. Brown1971
Dr. Vern E. Otte1975
Dr. Alan H. Brightman, II1974
Dr. Thomas G. Ksiazek1970
Outstanding Young Alumnus
2016Dr. Taylor Truitt2006
2015Dr. Sara Beth Mullaney 
2014Dr. Thomas Furman2004
2013Dr. Copper Aitken-Palmer2003
2012Dr. Cliff Mitchell2002