Dr. Samuel E. Strahm
1994 Distinguished Alumnus Award
Dr. Samuel E. Strahm, 1959 KSU DVM, has a very distinguished record in community service, organized veterinary medicine, and with the State and National Boards of Examiners.
His service to the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) and components of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is unparalleled. He has devoted time and energy throughout his professional career to the enhancement of veterinary medicine as a profession, despite carrying on a busy, large animal practice in Oklahoma.
Dr. Strahm professional and civic involvement includes: President, AVMA, 1989-1990; Oklahoma representative House of Delegates, 1967-88; Chairman, AVMA House Advisory Committee; Chairman, AVMA Continuing Education Advisory Committee; Member, AVMA Long Range Planning Committee; Member, AVMA Legislative Planning Committee; Chairman and Charter Member, AVMA Governmental Affairs Council; Chairman, AHI-FDA-AVMA Professional Labeling Committee; Member, United States Department of Agriculture Extension and Research Users Advisory Board; National Cattlemen-AVMA Intragrated Resources Management Coordinating Committee; Food Animal Veterinarians Organized for Results (FAVOR); Member, AVMA Drug Compounding Committee; Member, Strategic Planning Committee; Member, FAIR 1995; Member, Advisory Committee, PEW National Health Professions; Forum for Animal Agriculture (FFAA); President, OVMA, 1980-81; President, Tulsa County Veterinary Medical Association; President, American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB); Member, AAVSB, 20 years; Professional Examination Service Advisory Committee, 1990-1995; Chairman, Oklahoma Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners; Member, Oklahoma Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, 23 years; Chairman, National Board Examining Committee, two terms-member, 15 years; President, Alumni Association, Member of Dean's Advisory Committee, KSU CVM; AVMA Accreditation Committee, Centennial Advisory Committee, Admission Committee, OSU CVM; Accreditation Committee, Animal Technician Program, Murray State College; Chairman, Osage County Cattlemen's Association Animal Health Committee, member 20 years.
In his community he was a member of Osage County Extension Council; Active in Osage County 4-H since 1959; Honorary member, Oklahoma State and Osage County 4-H; President, Pawhuska School Board, member since 1973; National School Boards Association, Western Region President, 1995; President, Pawhuska Jaycees; chairman, State Outstanding Young Farmer Committee (held all offices and participated at state level); Chairman, Pawhuska Planning Commission; Member, zoning board; Deacon, First Baptist Church; Chairman, building committee; First National Bank Director, 1989-1995.
Dr. Strahm was an honorary member of the Oklahoma State 4-H Clubs 1965. He also received the following awards: Irwin Award-Tulsa Veterinary Medical Association 1966; Veterinary Medical F. Irwin Award, OVMA, 1977; Diplomate, National Academy of Practice, 1985; AVMA Award, AVMA, 1986; Spring Show Award, Osage County 4-H, 1989; Veterinarian of the Year, OVMA, 1990.
He is one of the few KSU graduates to have been President of the AVMA. His devotion to the enhancement of the veterinary medical profession has been demonstrated in every science he has rendered as a professional.