E. R. Frank Award
Dr. Lee Railsback, The E.R. Frank Awardee
At the Annual Veterinary Medical Alumni Association Banquet on June 5, 1994, Dr. Lee Railsback was named the 1994 E.R. Frank Award Recipient. This award honors those vets who have contributed positively and significantly via long term service to the profession of veterinary medicine and Kansas State University.
Dr. Railsback worked at a general practice in Harrison, Arkansas from 1937-41; a U.S. Army (Maj.) 1941-46; General Practice in Ellsworth, Mn 1946-61. As Assistant Dean of Student Affairs he was truly an influential and trusted advisor, placing student interests ahead of personal interests. He served with distinction as Chief of Party and Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine in Nigeria. Dr. Railsback published 6 articles; was a School Board Member in Ellsworth, Mn from 1947-61; Arkansas VMA (Pres. 1939-40); Minn. VMA; Iowa VMA; KVMA (lifetime member); AVMA (lifetime member); Masons; Shrine.
Dr. Railsback also accomplished his personal goal of canoeing in all 50 states. In addition to that he also paddled in 2 Canadian Provinces and the Republic of Mexico.