Outstanding Young Alumnus Award



To recognize a recent graduate who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to the veterinary profession, and / or their community, state or nation.


  • Graduate of KSU Veterinary College 10 years or less;
  • Member of the KSU CVM VMAA;
  • Current Executive Board members of the VMAA are ineligible;

Criteria for Selection:

  • Exhibit outstanding contributions to veterinary medicine;
  • Demonstrate leadership in the veterinary profession;
  • Active in their local community: civic, local/state government, church, etc;
  • Humanitarian services and contributions to society and the profession rather than material success alone;

Presentation of Award

Award to be presented at the Annual Conference for Veterinarians at the Heritage Evening Event.  

Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
2013 Dr. Copper Aitken-Palmer 2003
2012 Dr. Cliff Mitchell 2002