CVM Dean’s Impact Award Recipients Honored at the CVM Centennial Holiday Reception
Posted December 21, 2016
From left: Dr. Charles W.
“Doc” Graham, Chancellor John Sharp, Dr. Eleanor M. Green, Dr.
Kenita Rogers, and Ms. Heather Quiram
College Station, TEXAS—At the college’s centennial holiday
reception on Dec. 9, 2016, in the Faculty Commons area of the VENI
building in the new Veterinary & Biomedical Education Complex
(VBEC), Dr. Eleanor M. Green, the Carl B. King dean of veterinary
medicine at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine &
Biomedical Sciences (CVM), recognized the college’s achievements
and CVM faculty and staff for their accomplishments.
During the reception, Dr. Green awarded five Dean’s Impact
Awards. The Dean’s Impact Award is intended to recognize those who
have made significant contributions to the college. Recipients can
be within the college, from the campus, from the TAMU System, or
friends of the college. Dr. Green deemed the centennial year
of 2016 to be an appropriate year to start this prestigious award
and this final event of the centennial year to be the best time to
recognize these outstanding individuals. Dean’s Impact Award
recipients included John Sharp, Chancellor of the Texas A&M
University System, Dr. Karan Watson, Provost and Executive Vice
President for Academic Affairs of Texas A&M University, Dr.
Charles W. “Doc” Graham ’53, Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M
University, Outstanding Alumnus of the CVM and the College of
Agriculture and Life Sciences, business owner, and friend of the
college, Dr. Kenita Rogers, Executive Associate Dean of the CVM,
Ms. Heather Quiram, Interim Director of Facilities at the CVM.
Chancellor Sharp was recognized for his vision for Texas A&M
and its CVM, his creativity, enthusiasm, and drive in supporting
the only veterinary school in the state of Texas. Dr. Watson
was recognized for her outstanding service as Provost and tireless
advocacy for the CVM. Dr. Graham was acknowledged for his selfless
service to the CVM and for substantially promoting important
college initiatives, such as the Equine Initiative and the Texas
A&M Veterinary Medical Center Statewide Partnerships. Dr.
Rogers, who works closely with Dr. Green on a daily basis, was
recognized for her numerous impacts on the CVM in her roles as
Associate Dean of Professional Programs and now Executive Associate
Dean, including advancing diversity, conflict resolution, and
mediation training at the CVM. Heather Quiram was recognized for
her excellence in managing facilities, most notably her outstanding
organization and dedication to the completion of the VBEC which
celebrated its grand opening in November 2016.
Each Dean’s Impact Award recipient was given a beautiful bronze
of Reveille running with a foal. These original, custom
designed bronzes were crafted by the artist, Lisa Perry, who was
also the artist for the 1 ¼ life size bronze horses adorning the
front lawn of the VBEC.
During her closing remarks, Dr. Green expressed her gratitude
and pride in belonging to the CVM: “This is the most exciting and
positive place I've ever been,” Dr. Green said. “I love being here
and I thank each one of you for all you do to make the Texas
A&M CVM such a special place.”
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