Appointments, honors and activities

July 8, 2011

Faculty and staff honors:

- Purdue University Libraries has awarded Ian Bell with Purdue's Open Access Award for his outstanding contributions to broadening the reach of the Purdue's Herrick Laboratories' conference series. The Scholarly Communication Committee, along with Libraries Dean James L. Mullins; Tim Sands, Purdue provost; Anil Bajaj, head of mechanical engineering; Patricia Davies, director of Herrick Laboratories; and James Braun, Bell's advisor and Herrick professor of mechanical engineering, were in attendance for the award presentation. Libraries awards a person or group on campus that has made an exceptional contribution to extending the reach of scholarship through collaborations and expanding the global reach and impact of Purdue Libraries collected works. The award is given in appreciation for the real-world application of forward-thinking principles and actions.

Alumni honors:

- Kara Mitchell-Flynn, who graduated this spring from the School of Veterinary Medicine, has received the Proficiency in Emergency and Critical Care Award from the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. The award, which is sponsored by Abbott Animal Health, acknowledges her aptitude in critical care, as well as her active participation in the local chapter of the Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. As a winner, Mitchell-Flynn will be recognized in the October issue of the society's journal and will receive a $700 cash stipend along with complimentary membership in VECCS for 2011 and 2012.

Student honors:

- Andrew O'Bannon, a senior from Pittsboro, Ind., who is studying mechanical engineering, has been selected by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to serve as a Young Ambassador for study in Germany for the 2011-12 academic year. In this position, O'Bannon will encourage other students to take advantage of similar study abroad opportunities. He also will participate in a training session this August.