Distinguished Alumni

The College of Veterinary Medicine names three of its graduates as Wilford S. Bailey Distinguished Alumni each year in honor of their contributions to animal welfare, the profession, and their communities. Recipients are honored annually in May during the college’s commencement ceremony.

Call for Nominations - Wilford S. Bailey Distinguished Alumnus Award

Dr. Wilford S. Bailey, a veterinary parasitologist, held a 50-year continuous faculty appointment at Auburn University after receiving his veterinary degree in 1942. He served in positions ranging from instructor to university president.

The Alumni Advisory Council Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the 2013 Wilford S. Bailey Distinguished Alumni Awards.

The committee meets in April during the College of Veterinary Medicine's Annual Conference to review nominations and to select deserving recipients in recognition of their outstanding achievements to the veterinary profession. The recipients are honored each year, during the college's commencement ceremony. 


There are three areas of eligibility for the alumni awards:
(1) Practice
(2) Teaching
(3) Research

The candidate must be a living alumnus of Auburn's College of Veterinary Medicine. This includes not only those who obtained professional degrees, but also those who received advanced degrees.

The nominee should be known for his or her accomplishments in veterinary medicine and/or have made an outstanding contribution to his or her community and the advancement of human welfare.

Documentation is an important aspect of the nomination process. To nominate an alumnus for this award, submit the following information to:

Dr. Sam Cartner
Awards Committee Chair
Alumni Advisory Council
104 Greene Hall
Auburn, AL 36849-5517

All documentation must be received by March 15, 2013, or the nomination will be deemed not acceptable.

  • Nominee
  • Class year
  • Current address
  • Daytime Phone
  • Curriculum Vitae of the Candidate that includes
    Educational or professional training
    Current professional activity
    Professional and educational organizations
    Participation in civic and community or other organizations
    Honorary societies and/or special awards
  • Two Letters of Support
  • Reason You Believe the Nominee is a Distinguished Alumnus
  • Name, Address, and Phone Number of the Person Submitting the Nomination
The 2012 winners were Dr. H.B. "Woody" Bartlett, Dr. William McMurtrey Burriss and Dr. Dwight Wolfe. 
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