Distinguished Alumnus Award
The Distinguished Alumnus Award is a means to recognize alumni of the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine for outstanding professional and personal achievements. The awards consist of individual plaques, the placement of each honoree’s name on a group plaque in the School of Veterinary Medicine, and a recognition ceremony at the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA) winter alumni reception.
NEW IN 2022: In addition to recognizing our DVM alumni, and in recognition of the valuable contributions to One Health made by our MS and PhD graduates, we are creating an additional Distinguished Alumnus Award for our MS and PhD alumni.
Any graduate from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine who is in possession of a DVM, MS, or Ph.D. degree is eligible for the awards.
Candidates will be recognized for their accomplishments and for having made outstanding contributions to animal health, to people, to the profession, and to their alma mater.
The committee will review nominations and vote on the recipients. The committee reserves the right to not select a recipient each year. The committee will be made up of the dean, the senior associate dean for student success, the chairs of the Alumni Committee, the chapter president of the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA), and past Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.
To nominate someone for the Distinguished Alumnus Awards, please submit the name of the nominee, a letter of why he or she is being nominated, and one other letter of support (by email or snail mail) to Gretchen Morgan, Director of Communications and Alumni Relations.
Nominations are due by November 15, 2022, and will remain active for two years.
|1990||Dr. Robert Lewis||1977|
|1991||Drs. Larry McCaskill, Mark Mikelonis, and Jim Floyd||1981, 1988, and 1981, respectively|
|1992||Dr. Allen Roussel||1977|
|2003||Dr. Mike Strain||1983|
|2004||Dr. Alfred Stevens||1979|
|2005||Dr. Gregory Rich||1985|
|2006||Dr. Mary Boudreaux||1979|
|2007||Dr. Robert "Bob" Simmons||1977|
|2008||Drs. Mary Louise Martin-Klaucke and Debra Sellon||1982 and 1983, respectively|
|2009||Dr. William James||1980|
|2010||Drs. Sherril Green and J. Trenton McClure||1985 and 1989, respectively|
|2011||Dr. Rick Alleman||1980|
|2012||Dr. Tom Tully||1986|
|2013||Dr. Carol Foil||1978|
|2014||No award given|
|2015||Dr. Egeenee Daniels||1986|
|2016||Dr. John Dunn||1997|
|2017||Dr. Kenneth Arceneaux||1993|
|2018||Dr. George Robinson||1981|
|2019||Dr. John Kelley||1984|
|2020||Dr. Stephen Gaunt||1977|
|2021||Dr. David Moore||1980|
|2022||Dr. Michael Graziano (MS)||1981|
|2022||Dr. Mark Mitchell (PhD)||2001|
|2022||Dr. V. Hugh "Chip" Price (DVM)||1980|
Gretchen Morgan, CFRE
Director of Alumni Relations and Student Outreach