On Thursday evening the MU College of Veterinary Medicine held an Awards Ceremony for the Class of 2021. The event took place virtually and featured the presentation of more than 50 awards to graduating veterinary medical students. CVM Dean Carolyn Henry, DVM, MS, and Angela Tennison, DVM, associate dean for student and academic affairs announced the award winners. Donors of some of the awards were also in attendance during the virtual event.
In a change from years past, the Class of 2021 had a separate awards ceremony. An awards ceremony for the VM-1 through VM-3 classes will be held later this month.
An additional two honors were given to faculty members who were chosen by the graduating class. Each year, students select a faculty member who has made immense contributions to their education and progression through the veterinary curriculum to receive a Golden Aesculapius Teaching Award. Students in the class of 2021 chose Austin Hinds, DVM, MS, DACVIM, as their honoree. Hinds is an associate teaching professor in food animal medicine.
The graduating class also honored a resident who had the greatest impact on their clinical experience. Bathilda Lake, DVM, a resident in small animal emergency and critical care, was chosen by the class of 2021 as the recipient of the award.
The presentation of the awards and recipients can be found here.
By Nick Childress