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Raymond E. Plue Outstanding Teacher Award

Dr. Stephen Adams, Purdue Veterinary Medicine professor of large animal surgery, received the 2013 Raymond E. Plue Outstanding Teacher Award.  The award is named for the Purdue DVM Class of 1968 member who endowed it.  Dr. Plue wanted to honor faculty who inspire today’s veterinary students the way former PVM Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Billy Hooper inspired him.  The awardee is selected from nominations made by alumni in the three most recent graduating classes, who are to consider such factors as the faculty member’s honesty, integrity, humility, and empathy for the student, client, and animal; understanding of the importance of his or her attitudes on a student's learning; effort at instilling professionalism in students; competency as a principal research investigator; ability to demonstrate up-to-date knowledge and enthusiasm for his or her area of science; and ability to instill enthusiasm in students in their disciplines, encourage and instill a love for lifetime learning and advocate advanced degree work.  Dr. Adams joined the Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty in 1978, after earning his DVM degree at Cornell University and completing an internship and residency in large animal surgery at Purdue. Board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS), Dr. Adams not only has effectively trained hundreds of students and numerous residents, he also has provided leadership in his area of specialization, even serving a term as president of the ACVS in 2010. To view Dr. Adams’ video, click on the video link below.  

Outstanding Veterinary Technology TeacherDean Willie Reed with (left-right) Drs. Billy Hooper, Stephen Adams and Raymond Plue.

Dr. Stephen Adams

To view photos taken by photographer Ed Lausch, visit http://www.lauschphotography.com/ using 2013dvmawards as the username and 2013purduedvm as the password.