AAVMC Senator John Melcher, DVM Leadership in Public Policy Award
Nomination Period Opens: September 2, 2020
Nomination Deadline: October 15, 2020
Current or former faculty, staff, or student at an AAVMC member institution.
Who may nominate
Any individual employed at an AAVMC member institution. Nominations are automatically reconsidered for three years.
The awardee will be notified in November 2020. The award includes a $1000 honorarium. The awardee is expected to attend the AAVMC Annual Conference in March 2021 to receive the award and will be featured in a 3-minute tribute video. Awardee’s reasonable costs (registration, travel, housing, meals) for attending the Annual Conference will be covered by AAVMC.
What to submit
- Nomination letter addressing the award criteria (see below).
- The nominee’s current C.V.
Where to submit materials
Materials should be submitted using the following survey linked here
- Leadership in public policy which advances veterinary medical education.
- Advocating for veterinary medical education on a national or international scale.
The AAVMC Leadership Committee and AAVMC Advocacy Committee each appoint two members to the award committee from among their membership.
Background of the award and recent past recipients
The Board of Directors established the Senator John Melcher, DVM Public Policy Leadership Award in 2007. The award is given for leadership in public policy for advancing veterinary medical education.
Past recipients of the AAVMC Senator John Melcher, DVM Leadership in Public Policy Award
2020 Dr. Glen Hoffsis
2019 Dr. Gerald Parker
2018 Dr. James Roth
2016 Dr. Phillip Nelson
2015 Dr. L. Garry Adams
2014 Dr. John Herrmann
2013 Dr. William Hueston
2012 Dr. Lonnie King
2011 Dr. John Thomson
2010 Dr. Lawrence Heider
2009 Dr. Bennie Osburn
2008 Dr. Leon Russell
2007 Senator John Melcher