Phi Zeta Honors Presented by UGA College of Veterinary Medicine
Recently at the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society Induction Ceremony, at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, outstanding faculty and students were honored for excellence in teaching, research and service. The Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society was established in 1925 at Cornell University and the program recognizes and promotes scholarship and research in matters pertaining to the welfare and diseases of animals.
- Dr. Corey Saba, assistant professor of veterinary oncology received the clinical research award sponsored by Pfizer.
- Dr. Xiaoqin Ye, associate professor of physiology and pharmacology, received the John M. Bowen Award for Excellence in Animal/Biomedical Research.
- Dr. Shiyou Chen, associate professor of physiology and pharmacology was awarded the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence.
- Dr. Kate Creevy received the outstanding hospital service award.
- Drs. Marc Kent and Simon Platt received the David Tyler Award for Advances in Teaching.
- Jessica Mobley, a fourth year veterinary student received the Morrow B. Thompson Award.
- Jenna Shafer received the outstanding sophomore student award for having the highest cumulative grade point average in the second-year class.
- Thirteen students, who were nominated by their peers, were recognized for their leadership, service and outreach in the community, their place of worship, the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, student clubs or veterinary fraternities. The following students received Phi Zeta leadership, service and outreach awards: Danae Lobato, from the class of 2012; Alec Davern, Shaylin Duncan, Stephanie Pullin, and Rachel Sheriff, from the class of 2013; Wade Edwards, John Gagnepain, Alan Power and Jennifer Towner, from the class of 2014; Holly Burchfield, Amanda DiMascio, Katie Griner and Raley White, from the class of 2015.
- New inductees into the Phi Zeta Honorary Society are Zachary Vrono, Grayson Wallace, Natalie French, Alycia Cullen, Jessica Anderson, Kate Holmberg, Miranda Fowler, Cassandra Dyal, John Duncan, Michelle Garrison, Jamie Laity, Daniel Moore, Jamie Harmon-Partido, Carl Williams and Jessica Zeird, all from the class of 2012. Also, Emily Waggoner, Elizabeth Antley, Ember Epperson, Dalis Collins, Meighan Dixon, Dustin Major, Clara Moran, Alexandra Craig, Christopher Ferrell and Emily Falls, all from the class of 2013. Dr. Natalie Armour, a graduate student in the college’s department of infectious diseases, was also inducted into the society.
- Faculty inductees were Dr. Robert Gogal, an associate professor of immunology and immunotoxicology, and Dr. Michelle Turek, an assistant professor of radiation oncology. Honorary inductees were Dana Ambrose, a research coordinator in the college’s department of infectious diseases, and Tanya Cooper, a veterinary technician in the college’s animal resources department.