Phi Kappa Phi announced the selection of Dr. Sherry Stewart, Assistant Dean for Admissions in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, as an honorary member recognizing her outstanding contributions and commitment to Colorado State University. Dr. Stewart will be recognized at a special reception on Thursday, May 6.
“Dr. Stewart has been committed to the diversity efforts of the University throughout her career, often innovating new ways of engaging students from diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds,” said Dr. Lance Perryman, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. “Through programs like Vet Start, Summer Vet and Vet Prep; and through championing a holistic admissions process for our Professional Veterinary Medical Program, she has been a leader in creating a welcoming and supportive campus environment for our students.”
Dr. Stewart graduated from Colorado State University with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1984, and stayed on for graduate studies and as a lecturer in anatomy and histology. She went on to receive her master’s degree in veterinary anatomy and was later appointed Assistant Dean of Veterinary Admissions and Student Affairs in 1989.
“Through her outreach efforts, innovative instruction, and conversion of coursework to distance learning, Dr. Stewart has enhanced the prestige of the College nationally and internationally,” said Dr. Ken Blehm, CVMBS Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education. “The Phi Kappa Phi honor is one that she richly deserves.”
Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society. The Society’s mission is “to encourage, recognize, and promote superior scholarship in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.” The organization is comprised of nearly 300 chapters located in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines.