The John B. Swisher Annual Leadership Award (by United Animal Health, Inc) is an honor presented to an individual who exemplifies extraordinary leadership qualities and who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the swine industry.
This award is presented annually at the World Pork Expo, beginning in 2009. Previous nominees may be re-nominated, with updated nominations. $5,000 will be given in the honor of the winner to the Animal Science Department of the University of their choice located within the United States.
Congratulations to last year’s winner, Dr. John Patience! A $5,000 scholarship was awarded to the Iowa State University Animal Science Department, from United Animal Health in his name.
The United Animal Health Awards Committee will use the following criteria to evaluate nominees:
- Significant contribution to swine industry
- Individual’s demonstration of leadership
- Obstacles or real-life examples of leadership in action