Presidential Citations Awarded at the 2015 Ceremonial Conclave

Valerie L. Sheridan, D.O., FACOS, FACS recognized Sharon A. Rooney-Gandy, D.O., FACOS, FACS and Mandip S. Atwal, D.O., FACOS with Presidential Citations on October 5th at the 2015 Ceremonial Conclave in Chicago. She presented the citations and expressed the College’s appreciation for the recipients’ contributions to the osteopathic profession and for their outstanding service.

Addressing Drs. Rooney-Gandy and Atwal, Dr. Sheridan stated:

"I cannot thank the two of you enough for your contributions. This year you have served as outstanding leaders of our College and of our profession.

Dr. Rooney, since this organization began in 1926, growth and continued membership has been a strategic goal. As Chair of the ACOS Membership Committee over the years, you have worked tirelessly to encourage students and residents to become members and you have encouraged members to become Fellows of our College increasing numbers annually. This year has the largest class of Fellows to date!   

Dr. Atwal, surgeons tend to be busy, compassionate, decisive leaders. You have been one such surgeon, who has volunteered his time for this organization on many levels. You have been an instrumental leader. As Chair of the Residency Evaluation and Standards Committee, you are leading us as we transition into the single accreditation system and will continue assisting at the national level to continue these efforts with the ACGME. We are grateful and appreciative of your efforts. And, your work with the AOBS has been greatly appreciated."

Pictured left to right: Drs. Atwal, Sheridan, and Rooney