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OSU Veterinary Faculty and Staff Honored

Friday, May 29, 2015

OSU Veterinary Faculty and Staff Honored

OSU Veterinary Faculty and Staff Recognized

OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently took a moment to recognize faculty and staff who have devoted many years of service to the veterinary center and to name the 2015 Stratton Staff Award recipient.

The Stratton Staff Award was established upon the retirement of Dr. Louie Stratton in 1989. The former director of OSU’s Veterinary Medical Hospital, Stratton wanted this award to honor outstanding staff members for their dedicated service and many key contributions. Nominations are accepted from any employee of the center and selected by an ad hoc committee appointed by the Dean.

This year’s recipient is Dennis Clary a member of the facilities maintenance team (pictured above right with Dr. Jean Sander, Dean of the veterinary center). During his five year tenure at the veterinary center, he is known for his vast knowledge of the center’s facilities and his willingness to tackle any project. He regularly participates in continuing education courses to expand his knowledge base. Clary is quick to volunteer to come in early, stay late and work on weekends if needed to lessen the impact and downtime on the center’s critical building systems.

Longevity awards were given to faculty and staff members representing more than 210 years of service to the veterinary center. Congratulations to the following employees:

  • Dr. Sahlu Ayalew, Veterinary Pathobiology, 15 years
  • Donna Denton, Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, 15 years
  • Deanna Hankins-Bozarth, Veterinary Medical Hospital, 15 years
  • Lucy Kershaw, Veterinary Medical Hospital, 15 years
  • Dr. Lin Liu, Physiological Sciences, 15 years
  • Judy Branson, Veterinary Medical Hospital, 20 years
  • Marie Montelongo, Veterinary Pathobiology, 20 years
  • Brent Johnson, Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, 25 years
  • Carolyn Rodebush, Veterinary Medical Hospital, 25 years
  • Brad Barnes, IT, 30 years

Service awards were given to faculty and staff members in recognition of milestones in their careers with Oklahoma State University as a whole. Congratulations to these individuals:

  • Jordan Anderson, Dean’s Office, 5 years
  • Dr. Kimberly Carter, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, 5 years
  • Sam Hall, Veterinary Medical Hospital, 5 years
  • Jennifer Sisk-Miley, Veterinary Medical Hospital, 5 years
  • Dr. Lesa Staubus, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, 5 years
  • Josey Whiteley, Veterinary Medical Hospital, 5 years
  • Sharon Worrell, Dean’s Office, 5 years
  • Rebecca Duncan-Decoq, Veterinary Medical Hospital, 10 years
  • Tammy Henager, Veterinary Medical Hospital, 10 years
  • Robin Hensley, Veterinary Medical Hospital, 10 years
  • Kristi Howey, Dean’s Office, 10 years
  • Lara Maxwell, PhD, DVM, Physiological Sciences, 10 years
  • Carey McCully, Veterinary Medical Hospital, 10 years
  • Dr. Mason Reichard, Veterinary Pathobiology, 10 years
  • Trevor Smith, Veterinary Medical Hospital, 10 years
  • Delicia Timmons, Veterinary Medical Hospital, 10 years
  • Emily Cooper, Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, 15 years
  • Dr. Paul DeMars, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, 15 years
  • Dr. Reed Holyoak, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, 15 years
  • Robin Wilson, Dean’s Office, 15 years
  • Dr. Jerry Malayer, Dean’s Office, 20 years
  • Sue Bickell, Veterinary Medical Hospital, 25 years
  • Joan Hubbard, Dean’s Office, 25 years
  • Dr. Lionel Dawson, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, 30 years

In addition, eight employees who retired during 2014 and the United Way Day of Caring Team were recognized. Special thanks to Katie Hoipkemier, Lisandra Keller and Elizabeth Tucker for representing the veterinary center at the United Way Day of Caring.


Contact: Derinda Blakeney, APR | OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences | 405-744-6740 | derinda@okstate.edu

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