E. R. Frank Award

 

Dr. Walter C. Cash receives 2010 E.R. Frank Award from K-State College of Veterinary Medicine


Dr. David Hodgson

 

Dr. Walter C. Cash, Manhattan, Kan., is the 2010 recipient of the E.R. Frank Award. This award is presented as part of the 72nd annual Conference for Veterinarians on June 6.

The E.R. Frank Award is given to a faculty member who displays the same professional essence as Dr. Frank, a longtime faculty member in equine surgery and K-State alumnus. Nominees must have at least a 15-year relationship with the college, possess a noteworthy record of service and display an unassuming and unpretentious manner throughout their careers.

“I am very grateful to the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Medical Alumni Association for this honor.” Dr. Cash said. “I have heard wonderful stories about Dr. Frank from veterinarians whose education predated mine. Above all it has been a tremendous honor and privilege, as well as just plain fun, to have rubbed elbows with students and faculty and to have been a teacher in the college for these past 36 years.”

“Dr. Cash is passionate about teaching and truly cares about his students,” said Dr. Ralph Richardson, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. “In turn, he has been recognized through several teaching awards as voted on by students. His efforts deserve greater recognition and appreciation, which is why we choose to honor him this year with the E.R. Frank Award.”

Dr. Cash was born in Wichita, Kan. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences in 1969, DVM in 1971, and Ph.D. in anatomy/physiology/pathology in 1982, all from K-State. From 1971 until 1974, Dr. Cash was in private veterinary practice in Rockford, Ill. Dr. Cash returned to K-State in 1974 as a temporary instructor, but stayed on, eventually becoming a full professor in the Department of Anatomy and Physiology. Dr. Cash has been a member of more than 15 graduate student committees and has authored or co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Cash has produced more than 20 videotapes used in his anatomy classes and served on many college and university committees.

Dr. Cash has received the Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teaching Award in 1980 and in 2000, Merial Award for Teaching Excellence in the First Year in 2005 and 2009, and Professional Performance Award in 2007.

Dr. Cash is a charter member of the Sigma Chapter of Phi Zeta and a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Gamma Sigma Delta. He is also an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Veterinary Anatomists, American Association of Anatomists, World Association of Anatomists, Society for Neuroscience, and the American Association for the Advancement for Science.

Dr. Cash and his wife, Trisha, have one daughter: Caitlin.