During my vet school years Dr. Noxon was an passionate and engaging professor who always make an effort to make students feel included and valued in the demanding curriculum of vet med. When I returned to ISU in 2011 as a faculty member, he welcomed me back to the CVM with open arms and has been a mentor, sponsor, and advocate every step of the way! He viewed me as a equal from day one instead of a former student, and has given me outstanding guidance to succeed in my academic role at ISU while also encouraging me to become a leader both within and outside the CVM. I am thankful for all he does to benefit others and the veterinary profession as a whole. I truly view him as a role model and aspire have an similarly fulfilling career at ISU for many decades to come!