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Honor Society Taps
CVM’s Tappmeyer

Dr. Ron Cott, CVM associate dean of Student and Alumni Affairs, who was tapped into the Rollins Society in 2012, waits to remove the hood of CVM fourth-year student Daniel Tappmeyer during Tap Day 2013.

Daniel Tappmeyer’s hood is removed to reveal him as a 2013 inductee into the Rollins Society at Mizzou.

Mizzou celebrated its 86th annual Tap Day April 19, 2013, recognizing new initiates of six campus honorary societies. Upper-class and graduate students are eligible to be tapped based on exemplary academic performance, extracurricular activities, scholarship, leadership and service. Faculty and staff members also may be “honor tapped” in recognition of their contributions to students. Students entered Jesse Hall for the ceremony wearing robes and hoods that masked their identities. New society members then were led to the stage and one by one, introduced, their accomplishments described, and their hoods removed revealing the new inductees. Six organizations welcomed new members: QEBH, Mystical Seven, LSV, Mortar Board, ODK and Rollins Society.

Fourth-year College of Veterinary Medicine student Daniel Tappmeyer was selected for membership in the Rollins Society. The Rollins Society was established in 1994 by the Graduate and Professional Council. The society recognizes graduate and professional students who have significantly advanced the well-being of self-defined communities beyond the scope of their academic work. The society takes its name from James S. Rollins, a former Missouri senator considered the “Father of the University.”

Tappmeyer, who is from Warrenton, Mo., earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at Mizzou, graduating summa cum laude in 2009. His service to the academic community while attending the CVM has included acting as the national treasurer and delegate to the House of Delegates for the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA). He has also been a part of the Missouri SCAVMA chapter, the Bovine Club and American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Veterinary Business Management Association, Veterinary Enrichment and Teambuilding CVM orientation student facilitator, and was a founding member of the Veterinary Outreach and Leadership Committee at MU.

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