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Dara E. Goldman, professor of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, has been selected as one of 10 alumnae to receive the 2004 Columbia College Alumna Achievement Award, to be presented as part of Columbia’s 250th anniversary celebration in April. The selection recognizes Goldman’s contributions to higher education.
John C. Wilcox, professor and head of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, was elected vice president of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. His term began Jan. 1. He will automatically serve as president in 2005 and as a member of the Executive Committee and past president in 2006.
More than 50 employees of the UI College of Veterinary Medicine were honored at an evening ceremony held at the Illinois Terminal Building in Champaign on Nov. 13.
Eight people received a $1,000 cash prize and a certificate for the college-sponsored excellence awards:
John Andrews, director of the veterinary diagnostic laboratory and professor of veterinary pathobiology, won the Dr. Gordon and Mrs. Helen Kruger All-Round Excellence Award signifying excellence in the college’s mission of teaching, research and service.
Mark Oyama, professor of cardiology in the department of veterinary clinical medicine, was selected by third- and fourth-year veterinary students as the winner of the Teaching Excellence Award. Oyama also received the $1,500 Outstanding Instructor Award from the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association during the program. In April, he received the Dr. Carl J. Norden Distinguished Instructor Award, which is given annually to an outstanding faculty member at each of the nation’s 28 veterinary colleges.
Federico Zuckermann, professor of immunology in the department of veterinary pathobiology and director of the clinical immunology laboratory of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, won the Research Excellence Award.
Ted Lock, professor of theriogenology in the department of veterinary clinical medicine, received the Service Excellence Award for outstanding committee work, clinical service and continuing education.
Robert Prosek, teaching associate and cardiology resident in the department of veterinary clinical medicine, received the Resident Teaching Excellence Award, which goes to a resident, intern or graduate student in training at the College for an AVMA-recognized specialty board.
Laura Anglen, anatomy preparator in the department of veterinary biosciences, won the Academic Professional Excellence Award.
Gary Sergent, facilities manager, won the Dr. Robert and Lucy Graham Award for outstanding contributions by a staff employee.
The Shirley A. Seets Staff Excellence Award went to Pam Frerichs, accountant I in veterinary administration.
Uriel Kitron, professor of veterinary pathobiology and associate director of the Center for Zoonoses Research, received the $1,000 Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence.
Tony Goldberg, professor of veterinary pathobiology, won the $500 Dr. Norman and Mrs. Helen Levine Award, which recognizes research productivity and excellence among young faculty at the college.
Tim Fan, visiting clinical assistant professor in medical oncology, department of veterinary clinical medicine, and doctoral student in cancer biology, received the $500 Dr. Ted and Carroll Valli Award for current DVM/PhD candidates at the college.