Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine has named three alumni as the recipients of the Stange Award for Meritorious Service.
Dr. George Beran (ISU '54) retired as distinguished professor after serving on the faculty at Iowa State from 1973-1998 in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine. He was a professor and researcher for 13 years at Silliman University in the Philippines, where he developed a rabies eradication program. He also had served as an epidemic intelligence officer with the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.
Dr. Norman Hutton (ISU '66), Meridian, Idaho, was on the faculty at Oregon State University from 1977-1997, retiring as an associate dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. He helped lead the college through the accreditation process and construction of facilities and helped develop a cooperative education program with Washington State University and the University of Idaho. He served as AVMA vice president from 1997-1999.
Dr. Eugene Ver Steeg (ISU '66) owns and manages Sunnycrest Inc., an Iowa wean-to-finish hog operation. He is the immediate past president of the Iowa Pork Producers Association. He serves on committees of the Iowa Pork Producers Association, National Pork Producers Council, and National Pork Board. Dr. Ver Steeg also was a leader in Iowa's pseudorabies eradication efforts.
The Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine has named two winners of its Distinguished Alumni Award.
Dr. Anton Kammerlocher (OSU '57) established Anton's Animal Hospital in Norman, Okla., where he practiced from 1965-2001. Previously, he had served as a first lieutenant with the Air Force Veterinary Corps. He taught and conducted research at the Imperial Ethiopian College of Agriculture and was attending veterinarian for Ethiopia's Friends of Lepers Facility.
Dr. Lee Simmons Jr. (OSU '63) has served as director of the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Neb., since 1970. He and his staff work with many conservation organizations. The zoo's management and research team participates in teaching, technology transfer, consulting, and planning in more than 30 countries. Dr. Simmons is a past president of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians.