2011 Grand Council

October 21 - 23 at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Delegates gather at Cornell University for the 2011 Grand Council, hosted by Beta Chapter. Visit our photo galleries to see more photos from the 2010 Grand Council. Photos from the 2011 Grand Council will also be posted soon!

2011 Grand Council Chapter Awards

T.C. Fitzgerald Memorial Progress Award: in honor of the late devoted, longtime adviser of Zeta Chapter; Recognizes the chapter that had made the greatest strides during the past year in improving its chapter facilities, increasing its membership, inducting honorary members, and contributing the greatest on the whole to the advancement of the veterinary profession.

This year's recipient of the T.C. Fitzgerald Award is Eta Chapter (University of Georgia).

Dr. Robert W. Vesper Community Service Award: in memory of a Grand Council past president and alumni of Gamma Chapter; recognizes the chapter which has provided the most service support activities to its college, university, and surrounding community.

The award recipient is Pi Chapter (Tuskagee University).

J.P. Donahue Award for Sustained Excellence: Charity ball, Heifer International, celebrity events, and breast cancer research are a few of the charities this chapter supports. Sometimes, you may find a few of them crossing the border to keep up intercollegiate relations.

This year's award recipient, for the third year in a row, is Beta Chapter (Cornell University).

Gonzo Olympics Winner: Each host chapter can add their own fun Gonzo awards. Some of the traditional awards are for the clothesline game, overall award for chapter winning the most events, and best cheaters.

This year's award recipient is Theta Chapter (University of Illinois).

John C. Gordon Awards: This award acknowledges superior OTS members at a national level. Each of these recipients will receive a $500.00 cash award.

Bethany Scott, Pi Chapter, Tuskagee University
Rebecca Sterns, Delta Chapter, University of Ontario at Guelph
Justin Suchomel, Theta Chapter, University of Illinois
Kevin Vaugn, Kappa Chapter, Iowa State University

The next Grand Council will be hosted by Gamma Chapter, at Ohio State University; the dates will most likely be either October 12-14, or November 9-11, 2012.