College of Veterinary Medicine Professors Among Purdue Faculty Recognized for Significant Service Anniversaries

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Dr. Christian laughs as he enjoys lunch with faculty and administration from the college.
Dr. John Christian visits with fellow honorees at the Purdue Veterinary Medicine table.

A total of ten Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty members were honored for service anniversary milestones during a university recognition program held near the end of the fall semester. The festive occasion November 29 in the Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom included a special appearance by Purdue Pete. 

More than 270 faculty members were recognized for their years of service to Purdue at the Faculty Service Recognition Luncheon hosted by the Office of the Provost. “Recognizing our esteemed faculty members is a wonderful way to acknowledge their dedication and invaluable contributions to our academic community — for the countless lives they have touched during their time at this great institution,” said Patrick Wolfe, Purdue provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity.

Faculty members were honored for achieving service anniversaries in 2023 ranging from 10 to 40 years and in one case, even 50 years at the university’s West Lafayette campus. “We thank them, not just for their time, but also for their continued collaborative efforts and commitment to equipping the next generation of leaders in solving the most challenging problems of our world today, tomorrow, and in years to come,” Provost Wolfe said. 

The honorees included the following Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty members:

  • Dr. Kenitra Hendrix, director of the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory and clinical associate professor of veterinary diagnostic microbiology, Department of Comparative Pathobiology – 10 years
  • Dr. Jim Weisman, assistant dean for clinical education and clinical associate professor, Department of Veterinary Administration – 15 years
  • Dr. Amanda Farr, clinical assistant professor of equine community practice, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences – 20 years
  • Dr. Lynn Guptill, associate professor of small animal internal medicine, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences; and Dr. Sulma Mohammed, professor of cancer biology, Department of Comparative Pathobiology – 25 years
  • Dr. John Christian, associate professor of veterinary clinical pathology and director of the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital Clinical Pathology Laboratory (now retired), Department of Comparative Pathobiology; Dr. Kevin Hannon, associate professor of anatomy, Department of Basic Medical Sciences; and Dr. Harm Hogenesch, associate dean for research, Distinguished Professor of Immunopathology, Department of Comparative Pathobiology – 30 years
  • Dr. Abdelfattah Nour, professor of basic medical sciences, Department of Basic Medical Sciences; and Dr. J. Paul Robinson, Distinguished Professor of Cytometry and SVM Professor of Cytomics, Department of Basic Medical Sciences – 35 years
Drs. Nour and Hendrix pose for photos with Purdue Pete
Purdue Pete helped recognize Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty honorees including Dr. Abdelfattah Nour and Dr. Kenitra Hendrix at the 2023 Faculty Service Recognition Luncheon hosted by the Office of the Provost at the Purdue Memorial Union.

Congratulations to all of the honored PVM faculty members!

Each of the Purdue faculty members recognized received a certificate. Click here for a full story with a complete listing of the Purdue faculty honorees. Pictures from the event taken by Dave Mason, of ISPhotographic, can be reviewed at the Faculty Years of Service photo gallery

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