Alumni Awards

Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine honors outstanding alumni with two types of awards each year: the Wilford S. Bailey Distinguished Alumni Award and the Young Achiever Award. These awards highlight several exceptional achievements of alumni. The following information includes nomination guidelines for the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine awards. The Awards Committee of the Alumni Advisory Council reviews the nominations and selects the recipients who will be honored during Annual Conference in the Fall.

Young Achiever Awards

Submission deadline for nominations is August 19, 2022.

The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Young Achiever awards are given to recognize members of the class celebrating their 10th anniversary. The class of 2012 holds its 10-year alumni reunion in October during the college’s Annual Conference.

Nominees should be recognized for their accomplishments in veterinary medicine, their outstanding community service, and for their advancement of animal health.

Wilford S. Bailey Distinguished Alumni Award

Submission deadline for nominations is January 14, 2023.

The College of Veterinary Medicine has graduated untold numbers of individuals who have achieved at the highest levels of the profession, and whose contributions have made a difference, collectively, in every area of animal health and one medicine. These individuals should be recognized for their achievements and success.

The Wilford S. Bailey Distinguished Alumni Award is the College of Veterinary Medicine’s highest alumni award, recognizing career excellence in any of three general areas:

  • Academia
  • Private Practice
  • Other, Research and Public Policy (including service in government, industry, and the military).

Nominees may be DVM, MS or Ph.D. graduates of the college. Nominees should be those whose actions have made a difference in his or her community or beyond in advancing animal and human health.

Submit WS Bailey Alumni Award Nomination

Full list of Bailey Award Recipients

2022
Gregory B. Daniel ’83
Clayton Dale Hilton ’97
Robert Marion Lofton ’72

2021
Dr. Marcus W. Cheney ‘69
Dr. Douglas R. Martin ‘99
Dr. David L. Suarez ‘88

2020
Dr. Brian C. Gilger ’92
Dr. Michael E. Newman ’80
Dr. Thomas M. Turner ’72

2018
Dr. Steve Swaim ‘71
Dr. Patricia Kennedy Arrington ‘71
Dr. Robert Hoyt ‘74

2017
Dr. Dale R. Eckert ’77
Dr. W. David Goolsby ’82
Dr. Roberta Lynn Relford ‘82
Dr. Steven Upshaw Walkley ’76

2016
Dr. Wade Northington ‘72
Dr. Edward Murray ‘73
Dr. Terri Clark ‘88

2015
Dr. Basil Bennett ‘69
Dr. Ron Prestage ‘82
Dr. Loyce Turner ‘49

2014
Dr. Bill Brawner ‘72
Dr. Betsy Sigman ‘81
Dr. Doug Meckes ‘75

2013
Dr. Robert Carson ‘73
Dr. Calvin White ‘77
Dr. Forrest Townsend ‘76

2012
Dr. Dwight Wolfe ‘77
Dr. William “Mac” Burriss ‘43
Dr. Woody Bartlett ‘64

2011
Dr. Eleanor Green ‘73
Dr. William “Mac” Burris ‘43
Dr. William Klemm ‘58

2010
Dr. Russell Lindsey ‘61
Dr. Ernest Godfrey ‘68
Dr. Gary Beard ‘59

2009
Dr. Jenks Britt ‘66
Dr. C. Michael Thomas ‘68
Dr. David McClary ‘74

2008
Dr. George De’Andrea
Dr. Paul Newberne ‘50
Dr. Charles Payton ‘68

2007
Dr. Clyde E. Taylor ’60
Dr. C. Wayne Roberts ’67
Dr. N. Annelda Baetz ’47

2006
Dr. William W. Carlton ‘60
Dr. Albert Corte ‘66

2005
Dr. Dr. Greg Boring ‘70
Dr. Marcus F. Martin ‘58

2004
Dr. A. David Hayes ‘67
Dr. Henry J. Baker ‘60

2003
Dr. Robert A. Martin ‘76
Dr. Marie Hall Attleberger ‘47
Dr. Warren Wright Kent, Sr. ‘52

2002
Dr. Robert Charles Wilson ‘63
Dr. Billie U. Flynn ‘43
Dr. Edward S. Ford ‘58

2001
Dr. Jon F. Dee ‘66
Dr. Robert D. Horne ‘59
Dr. J. Lee Alley ‘56

2000
Dr. George S. Killian ‘48
Dr. James L. Milton ‘67
Dr. Charles E. Short ‘58

1999
Dr. Eddie Garcia ‘68
Dr. D. J. Krahwinkel ‘66

1998
Dr. James M. Shuler ‘45
Dr. Larry G. Dee ‘69

1997
Dr. Alfred M. Legendre ‘66
Dr. A. Ralph Chambers ‘49

1996
Dr. Aaron H. Groth, Jr. ‘54
Dr. Joe B. Crane, Sr. ‘43
Dr. John R. Langford ‘51

1995
Dr. John T. Vaughan ’55

1994
Dr. Ted W. Bullard ’65
Dr. Robert C. Reisinger ’44

1993
Dr. Horace C. Morgan ’55
Dr. Fred K. Soifer ’58

1992
Dr. Thomas C. Maddux ’64
Dr. Calvin W. Schwabe ’54

1991
Dr. Shelton Pinkerton ‘54
Dr. Philip A. O’Berry ’60

1990
Dr. M. Ward Crowe ’57
Dr. H. Lloyd Sutherland ’39

1989
Dr. Henry E. Childers ’54
Dr. Lester M. Crawford ’63

1988
Dr. James W. Newberne ’50
Dr. Walter L. Martin ’53

1987
Dr. John Thad Riddle ‘43
Dr. Frank J. Mulhern ’45
Dr. Jerry J. Callis ’47

1986
Dr. Wilford S. Bailey ’42