23, No. 12, Jan. 22, 2004
on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of
faculty and staff members.
arts and sciences
professor of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, has been selected as one
of 10 alumnae to receive the 2004 Columbia College Alumna Achievement
Award, to be presented as part of Columbia’s 250th anniversary
celebration in April. The selection recognizes Goldman’s contributions
to higher education.
C. Wilcox, professor and head of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese,
was elected vice president of the American Association of Teachers of
Spanish and Portuguese. His term began Jan. 1. He will automatically
serve as president in 2005 and as a member of the Executive Committee
and past president in 2006.
More than 50 employees of the UI College of Veterinary Medicine were
honored at an evening ceremony held at the Illinois Terminal Building
in Champaign on Nov. 13.
Eight people received a $1,000 cash prize and a certificate for the
college-sponsored excellence awards:
Andrews, director of the veterinary diagnostic laboratory and
professor of veterinary pathobiology, won the Dr. Gordon and Mrs. Helen
Kruger All-Round Excellence Award signifying excellence in the college’s
mission of teaching, research and service.
Mark Oyama, professor of cardiology in the department of veterinary
clinical medicine, was selected by third- and fourth-year veterinary
students as the winner of the Teaching Excellence Award. Oyama also
received the $1,500 Outstanding Instructor Award from the Chicago Veterinary
Medical Association during the program. In April, he received the Dr.
Carl J. Norden Distinguished Instructor Award, which is given annually
to an outstanding faculty member at each of the nation’s 28 veterinary
Zuckermann, professor of immunology in the department of veterinary
pathobiology and director of the clinical immunology laboratory of the
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, won the Research Excellence Award.
Lock, professor of theriogenology in the department of veterinary
clinical medicine, received the Service Excellence Award for outstanding
committee work, clinical service and continuing education.
Robert Prosek, teaching associate and cardiology resident in
the department of veterinary clinical medicine, received the Resident
Teaching Excellence Award, which goes to a resident, intern or graduate
student in training at the College for an AVMA-recognized specialty
Anglen, anatomy preparator in the department of veterinary biosciences,
won the Academic Professional Excellence Award.
Sergent, facilities manager, won the Dr. Robert and Lucy Graham
Award for outstanding contributions by a staff employee.
The Shirley A. Seets Staff Excellence Award went to Pam
Frerichs, accountant I in veterinary administration.
Kitron, professor of veterinary pathobiology and associate director
of the Center for Zoonoses Research, received the $1,000 Pfizer Animal
Health Award for Research Excellence.
Goldberg, professor of veterinary pathobiology, won the $500
Dr. Norman and Mrs. Helen Levine Award, which recognizes research productivity
and excellence among young faculty at the college.
Fan, visiting clinical assistant professor in medical oncology,
department of veterinary clinical medicine, and doctoral student in
cancer biology, received the $500 Dr. Ted and Carroll Valli Award for
current DVM/PhD candidates at the college.