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VMRCVM presents awards

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 10 - October 26, 1995

The first person to ever endow a scholarship in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine was honored along with dozens of faculty members and students during the college's Twelfth Annual Awards Night.

Mary Leach, who established the Clarence and Gertrude Leach Memorial Scholarship, was inducted into the College's John N. Dalton Society. Named in honor of the late Virginia governor who signed the legislation that created the college, the society honors those who have made exceptional contributions to the college and the profession.

Spencer Johnston, a veterinary surgeon, was awarded the prestigious Norden Distinguished Teaching Award, a national award that recognizes teaching excellence, leadership, and high moral character in veterinary college faculty members.

Johnston, an assistant professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, also was awarded the Class of 1996 Teaching Award.

Stephen Holladay, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, was awarded the VMRCVM Teaching Award and a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Virginia Tech's Academy of Teaching Excellence during the ceremony.

Bonnie Smith, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, was named the Class of 1998 Teacher of the Year.

William Chickering, an associate professor in DBSP, was named the Class of 1997 Teacher of the Year.

The VMRCVM's Annual Awards Ceremony honors faculty teaching, student scholarship recipients, and the donors that make them possible. Dozens of student scholarships provided by 35 different donors also were presented during the ceremony.