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Alumni Awards

The College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences has been training veterinary and biomedical sciences leaders for 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, however beginning in 2016, the college will also recognize biomedical sciences (BIMS) graduates of the college who have reached a level of success in their professional careers that brings credit to both the individual and the CVM.

Established in 2013, the Rising Star Award seeks to recognize those graduates who have graduated from the professional program as well the undergraduate BIMS program within the past 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 of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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

The awards will be presented at the annual Outstanding Alumni Recognition Dinner to be held on Friday evening, March 31, 2017.

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

DVM Outstanding Alumni Award

Download DVM Nomination Packet

Purpose

The College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences desires to recognize and honor graduates from the DVM professional program at Texas A&M University who have made significant contributions to society through veterinary medicine.  In so doing, they not only have brought honor and recognition to themselves, but also to the college.

Eligibility

  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 can be from any veterinary professional career field, including companion animal practice, food animal practice, equine practice, specialty practice, academia, or government and industry.
  5. Rising Star nominees must be less than ten years from the receipt of their DVM degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University.

Nomination Guidelines

Nominations are accepted from any alumnus, friend of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and/or any faculty or staff member.  Nominations will be solicited through the annual announcement that appears in the CVM Today, Texas Aggie magazine, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association publication The Veterinarian, and the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences website (/).

  1. A completed nomination form (attached).
  2. A resume or biography listing educational affiliations, degrees received (including honorary degrees), career accomplishments, public service, and professional awards,a s well as noteworthy research and publications.
  3. A minimum of two (2) letters of support.
  4. A brief citation describing the nominee’s accomplishments as they relate to veterinary Medicine, 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 College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences by the deadline established and published for the college for the year of consideration. Nomination form and required documentation must be postmarked no later than December 23, 2016.

Selection

All complete nominations will be reviewed by a special committee appointed by the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.  The Outstanding Alumni Selection Committee will recommend up to five (5) recipients for the annual Outstanding Alumni Awards and one (1) nominee for the Rising Star Award to the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

Recognition

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

Please submit nominations to:

Outstanding Alumni Awards Selection Committee
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Office of the Dean
4461 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4461

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.

Download DVM Nomination Packet

Biomedical Sciences Outstanding Alumni Award

Download BIMS Nomination Packet

Purpose

The College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences desires to recognize and honor graduates from the BIMS program at Texas A&M University who have made significant contributions to society through biomedical sciences.  In so doing, they not only have brought honor and recognition to themselves, but also to the college.

Eligibility

  1. BIMS students who received their undergraduate from the CVM.
  2. Current faculty at the CVM at Texas A&M University are not eligible.
  3. Nominees can be from any veterinary, medical or one health professional career field.
  4. Rising Star nominees must be ten years or less from the receipt of their bachelor’s, master’s, or PhD degree from the CVM at Texas A&M University.

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, on the college’s website, in the annual announcement of the current recipients that appears in the Texas Aggie magazine, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) publications and the CVM website.

  1. A completed nomination form (attached).
  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 (2) 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 2017 must be postmarked no later than December 23, 2016.

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 one (1) BIMS recipient for the annual Outstanding Alumni Awards and one (1) nominee for the Rising Star Award to the Dean of the CVM.

Recognition

The selected recipients will be recognized at the Outstanding Alumni Awards Dinner on Friday evening of the CVM homecoming weekend.  The award shall consist of a plaque citing the individual’s accomplishments and an Aggie ring crest paper weight indicating the year of the recipient’s graduation from the CVM.   In addition, the recipients will be announced in CVM Today and the Texas Aggie magazine.

Please submit nominations to:

Outstanding Alumni Awards Selection Committee
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Office of the Dean
4461 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4461

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.

Download BIMS Nomination Packet