Alumni Recognition Awards

 

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 Equine Practitioners
2013 Dr. Richard Bowman 1988
2012 Dr. Scott Hay 1988
2011 Dr. Steven Slusher 1970
2010 Dr. Terry L. Blanchard 1976
2009 Dr. Charles D. Heinze 1953
2008 Dr. William "Billy" Bergin 1967
2007 Dr. Norman Umphenour 1962
2006 Dr. Manuel Thomas 1966
2005 Dr. Joseph G. Merriam 1969
2004 Dr. Dallas O. Goble 1969
2003 Dr. James Smith 1958
2002 Dr. James R. Coffman 1962
2001 Dr. Justin B. Janssen 1972
2000 Dr. Paul A. Ryding 1965
American Veterinary Medical Association
2014 Dr. Clinton George 2001
2013 Dr. Raymond F. Sis 1957
2012 Dr. David S. Rolfe 1986
2011 Dr. Carla L. Carleton 1977
2010 Dr. John Barnes 1970
2009 Dr. Terry Wollen 1972
2008 Dr. Arnold S. “Rosy” Rosenwald 1936
2008 Col. Cliff Walker, DVM 1982
2007 Dr. Dale F. Schwindaman 1953
2005 Dr. Alfred Nelson Poindexter Jr. 1945
2005 Dr. Dale K. Sorensen 1946
2004 Janver Krehbiel 1962
2004 Gordon L. Coppoc 1963
2003 Marion T. Satalowicz 1951
2003 F. T. Satalowich 1961
2003 Philip Carter 1926
2002 Michael L. Whitehair 1974
2002 Jack L. Anderson 1965
2001 Martha Dunn O'Rourke 1973
2001 Gregory S. Hammer
 
1966
Central Veterinary Conference
2013 The Skaer Family - Veterinarians in family are:  
  Dr. William C. Skaer 1969
  Dr. Christen Skaer 1999
2012 Dr. Michael Moore 1986
2011 Dr. Richard Knewtson 1968
2010 Dr. Kenneth Burton 1981
2009 Dr. Martin Langhofer 1975
2008 Dr. Jerry Jaax 1972
2007 Dr. Robert G. Gillespie 1961
2006 Dr. James Hall 1983
2005 Dr. Sam Graham 1959
2005 Dr. Marvin Samuelson 1956
2004 Harry Berrier  1945
2004 Lawrence Morehouse  1952
2003 Richard E. Webber 1965
2002 The Bradley Family - Veterinarians in family are:  
  William F. "Bill" Bradley       1953
  Wayne D. Bradley Brother of Bill      1956
  Roger A. Bradley Bill's son      1980
  John S. Bradley   Bill's son     1987
2001 John H. Teeter
 
1981
Kansas Veterinary Medical Association
2007 Dr. Donald Jackson 1951
2006 Frey Family
  First Generation
  Jesse Frey     deceased 1987 1914
  Second Generation
  Russ Frey Jesse’s nephew   deceased 2003 1952
  Merwin Frey Russ’s brother     1956
  Martin Frey Russ’s brother     1956
  William Griffing Jesse’s nephew     1944
  Robert Hentzler Russ's cousin   deceased 2003 1943
2005 Mosier Family
  First Generation
  Jake Mosier     deceased 2001 1945
  Ross Mosier       1952
  Larry Mosier       1960
  Donald Mosier       1962
  Steve Mosier       1966
  Second Generation
  Derek Mosier       1978
  Kelly Mosier       1982
  Brad Fansher       1983
  Melissa Schilling   Iowa State U.   1995
2004 Knappenberger Family - Veterinarians in family are:  
   Joseph Knappenberger     deceased in 1992 1935
  Jack Knappenberger  Joseph's brother   deceased in 1973 1939
  Tom Knappenberger Joseph's son     1962
  Todd Knappenberger Tom's son     1999
  Elise Knappenberger Jack's granddaughter U. of Georgia   2000
2003 The Henrikson Family - Veterinarians in family are:
  Dr. Merle Henrikson     deceased in 1990 1939
  Keith D. Henrikson Merle's brother     1943
  Duane M. Henrikson  Merle's son     1967
  Gerald W. Henrikson Merle's son     1972
  Todd D. Henrikson Duane's son     1998
  Sarah L. Henrikson Duane's daughter     2003
2002 The Liebl Family - Veterinarians in family are:
  Elwyn A. Liebl       1951
  Barbara L. Wensel Daughter of Elwyn      1977
  Stephen A. Liebl Son of Elwyn     1981
  Thomas G. Liebl Son of Elwyn      1985
2001 The Wempe Family - Veterinarians in family are:
  Albert F. Wempe KCVC     deceased in 1984 1915
  Joseph C. Luckeroth   Albert's nephew St. Joseph U. deceased in 1959 1921
  Lillis R. Wempe  Albert's nephew KSU deceased in 1994 1935
  William W. Wempe  Albert's nephew KSU   1942
  Leo R. Wempe   William's brother KSU   1944
  Louis A. Wempe   Albert's son KSU   1949
  Charles W. Wempe  Albert's nephew KSU   1949
  Norman C. Luckeroth  Joseph's son KSU   1954
  Robert M. Wempe  Albert's nephew U. of Minnesota   1956
  Michael W. Wempe  William's son U. of Missouri   1972
  John M. Wempe   Twin son of Robert KSU   1980
  James M. Wempe  Twin son of Robert Iowa State U.   1980
  David J. Wempe and wife Stacy   Louisiana State U.
 
 

1990

North American Veterinary Conference
2014 Dr. Robert Ridgway 1971
2013 Dr. Bill McBeth 1981
2012 Dr. George Saperstein 1978
2011 Dr. Tom Purinton 1965
2010 Dr. Phil D. Lukert 1960
2009 Dr. David E. Granstrom 1978
2008 Mark P. Nasisse 1978
2007 Glen Hurley 1953
2006 Ronald Keene 1965
2005 Steven Hodes 1979
2004 Jane E. Brunt 1980
2003 Steven F. Swaim 1965
2002 Mark N. Skeels 1986
2002 John W. Harvey
 
1970
Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association
2014 Dr. Melissa Girard-Lemons 1999
2013 Dr. Megan M. Ehlers 1999
2012 Dr. William Rishel 1973
2011 Dr. Jack Anderson 1965
2010 Dr. David M. Ylander 1983
2009 Dr. Overton E. “Doc” Hundley (posthumous tribute) 1952
2009 Dr. Randall E. Pedersen 1965
2008 Dr. James West Carlson 1959
2008 Dr. Steven Wright (posthumous tribute) 1974
2007 Dr. Kenneth Thompson 1965
2006 Dr. Alexander Hogg 1950
2006 Dr. Ordella Geisler 1947
2005 James Boyd 1957
2005 Dr. Merton Dierks 1961
2004 Harold N. Lange 1961
2004 Norman R. Schneider 1968
2003 The Gigstad Family - Veterinarians in family are:
  Alfred O. Gigstad Brother to Dale     1954
  Dale C. Gigstad       1955
  Alfred O. Gigstad, III Alfred Senior's son     1976
  James F. Gigstad
 
Alfred Senior's son      1993
Western Veterinary Conference
2014 Dr. Jerry Doornbos 1962
2014 Dr. Leonard A. Sigdestad 1967
2013 Dr. James E. Dale 1967
2012 Dr. Norman Meriweather 1955
2011 Dr. William G. Kvasnicka 1956
2010 Dr. Larry Dresher 1967
2009 Dr. Dale Kinyoun 1951
2008 Dr. Robert Playter 1961
2007 Dr. Kenneth Capron 1965
2006 Dr. Terrence F. McElwain 1980
2006 Dr. Marion Hammarlund 1953
2005 Dr. Dean A. Rice 1974
2005 Joseph E. Landholm  1956
2004 Robert B. Miller 1955
2003 W. Bruce Wren  1968
2003 Robert H. Featherston 1958
2002 Ross D. Clark 1963
2002 Michael T. Cavanaugh  1983
2001 W. Michael Simon 1982
2001 Mark S. Iodence
  
1984
Annual Conference for Veterinarians
2003 K-State Veterinarians recognized for their military and Government service:
    Jerry P. Jaax 1972
Nancy K. Jaax 1973
David R. Franz 1970
William L. Brown 1971
Vern E. Otte 1975
Alan H. Brightman, II 1974
Thomas G. Ksiazek 1970
Young Veterinarian of the Year
2013 Dr. Copper Aitken-Palmer 2003
2012 Dr. Cliff Mitchell 2002