CVM Superior Accomplishment Award winners recognized at luncheon


From left to right are Heather Daniel-Maness, Christi Sproule, Dr. Marije Risselada, John Haven, Nancy Hamilton, Susanne Benson, Melissa Headrick and Sheri Holloway. Haven was present as the college's representative and a supervisor. Not pictured are Dr. Kris Cooke and Diane Downs.

Nine University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine employees were recently named winners in this year’s UF Health Science Center Division 5 Superior Accomplishment Awards. This year’s winners were feted at a luncheon March 10 at the Paramount Plaza Hotel. 

The Superior Accomplishment Awards are presented each spring semester for the period covering the previous academic year. Awards are given in six categories, first at the divisional level and then at the university level. At the luncheon, divisional winners all received a framed certificate and $200. 

The CVM’s divisional winners in the academic personnel (faculty) category include Dr. Kirsten Cooke, a clinical assistant professor of small animal medicine, and Dr. Marije Risselada, a clinical assistant professor of small animal surgery. Sheri Holloway, assistant director of the UF Small Animal Hospital, was named a winner in the administrative/professional category.  

Nancy Hamilton, Dr. David Freeman, Dr. Margo Macpherson, Dr. Malgorzata Pozor and Susanne Benson.

In the scientific/technical category, winners included biological scientists Heather Daniel-Maness of the college’s Aquatic Animal Health program; Susanne Benson of the food animal reproduction and medicine service,  large animal clinical sciences; and Diane Downs, a veterinary technician in small animal surgery at the UF Small Animal Hospital.

In the administrative/supervisory category, Nancy Hamilton, formerly of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, now administrative assistant for the UF Veterinary Hospitals, was a winner, and in the clerical/office support category, Melissa Headrick, referring veterinarian liaison for the UF Small Animal Hospital, and Christina Sproule, a receptionist at the UF Small Animal Hospital, were winners. 

Seated together are SAA winners Sheri Holloway, Christi Sproule, Melissa Headrick and Heather Daniel-Maness.

Congratulations to all! 

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