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Alumni Awards

The College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences has been training veterinary and biomedical sciences leaders for more than 100 years – leaders who make a difference in their profession, their communities, and in their respective field. Their commitment to excellence and the principles they live and practice by are a credit to the educational standards of the college.

Outstanding Alumni Awards have been presented annually since 1980 to DVM former students. In 2016, the college also began recognizing biomedical sciences (BIMS) graduates who have reached a level of success in their professional careers that brings credit to both the individual and the CVM.

The College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences desires to recognize and honor graduates from the DVM professional program and BIMS program who have made significant contributions to society through veterinary medicine or biomedical sciences. In so doing, they not only have brought honor and recognition to themselves, but also to the CVM.

Established in 2013, the Rising Star Award seeks to recognize graduates of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences who have completed their education within the last 10 years. These outstanding former students have made significant professional accomplishments early in their career including public service and volunteer activities that serve to positively reflect upon the college and Texas A&M.

These two awards exemplify the ideals, character, strengths, and principles of conduct that make the veterinary medical profession one of the highest callings.

Nominations will be accepted through November 30, 2018. The awards will be presented at the annual Outstanding Alumni Recognition Dinner to be held in the spring of 2019, date and place to be announced at a later date.

Thank you for your participation in the recognition of our former students.

Online Nomination Form

Eligibility

DVM Outstanding Alumni

  1. Veterinarians who received their DVM degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University.
  2. Previous recipients of an Outstanding Alumnus Award or recipients of the 75th Anniversary Outstanding Alumnus award are not eligible.
  3. Current faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University are not eligible.
  4. Nominees may be from any veterinary professional career field, including companion animal practice, food animal practice, equine practice, specialty practice, academia, or government and industry.

BIMS Outstanding Alumni

  1. Texas A&M graduates who received their undergraduate degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.
  2. Previous recipients of an Outstanding Alumnus Award or recipients of the 75th Anniversary Outstanding Alumnus award are not eligible.
  3. Current faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University are not eligible.
  4. Nominees may be from any veterinary, medical or one health professional career field.

CVM Rising Star

  1. College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences graduates (DVM or BIMS) who have completed their most recent degree within the past 10 years.
  2. Previous recipients of a Rising Star or Outstanding Alumnus Award are not eligible.
  3. Current faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University are not eligible.
  4. Nominees may be from any veterinary, medical or one health professional career field.

Nomination Guidelines

Nominations are accepted from any former student, friend of the CVM and/or any faculty or staff member. Nominations will be solicited through the CVM Today, the CVM website, in the annual announcement of the current recipients that appears in the Texas Aggie magazine, and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) publications.

  1. A completed nomination form and letter of nomination.
  2. A resume or biography listing educational affiliations, degrees received (including honorary degrees), career accomplishments, public service, and professional awards, as well as noteworthy research and publications.
  3. A minimum of two letters of support.
  4. A brief citation describing the nominee’s accomplishments as they relate to the chosen profession, his/her community and society.
  5. Nominees will not be considered unless the resume/biography, a nomination letter, and at least two letters of support have been submitted to the CVM by the deadline established and published for the college for the year of consideration. Nomination form and required documentation for 2019 must be submitted online or postmarked no later than November 30, 2018.

*Nominations may be completed and submitted online usling the link above or mailed. To mail a nomination, complete the nomination form above and use the "Download PDF" option on the last screen to print the form. Mail the form and other required supporting material to: Office of Development & Alumni Relations, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, 4461 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4461.

Direct questions to Catharine West at cwest@cvm.tamu.edu or 979.845.9043.

Selection

All complete nominations will be reviewed by a special committee appointed by the Dean of the CVM. The Outstanding Alumni Selection Committee will recommend up to five recipients for the annual Outstanding Alumni Awards and one nominee for the Rising Star Award to the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

NOTE: Nominations which are not selected during the year in which the nomination is submitted will be carried forward for two additional years to be considered for a total of three years.

Recognition

The selected recipients will be recognized at the Outstanding Alumni Awards Dinner in the spring of the recognition year. The award shall consist of a plaque citing the individual’s accomplishments and an Aggie ring crest paper weight. In addition, the recipients will be announced in CVM Today and the Texas Aggie magazine.

Nominations may be submitted via the online portal [http://tx.ag/alumninominate] or mailed to:

Outstanding Alumni Awards Selection Committee
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Office of Development & Alumni Relations

4461 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4461