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
2014 Dr. Thomas Furman 2004
2013 Dr. Copper Aitken-Palmer 2003
2012 Dr. Cliff Mitchell 2002