On May 11 and 12, an atypically beautiful weekend (for graduation ceremonies, that is), the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences celebrated the Spring 2007 Commencement, made even more special this year as the College celebrates its 100th anniversary.
This year, the PVM Class of 2007 numbered 129, including the first cohort of students graduating with their combined DVM/MBA degrees. The five students are Jennifer Campbell, Christine Hardy, Kate Owens, Craig Stanton and Nathan Tong. Each received their MBA in 2005 before completing their Doctor of Veterinary Medicine this spring. Dr. Michael Lappin gave the commencement address and Dr. Lance Perryman, Dean of the College, also congratulated the graduates on their achievements while recognizing the quality of the program of which they are now graduates, a program that consistently ranks in the top two veterinary programs in North America, according to rankings from U.S. News and World Report.
“It was wonderful to celebrate our students’ successes while at the same time recognizing the successes of the College, the history of the College as we celebrate 100 years, and the bright future that lies before us all,” said Dr. Perryman. “The College continues to lead the way nationally in teaching and research programs in veterinary medicine and biomedical sciences, and the caliber of our students is an important factor in our continued excellence.”
In the College’s other graduate programs, an additional eight students graduated with the Doctor of Philosophy, and 28 students completed their master’s degree. The College also graduated 18 students from the environmental health undergraduate program and 52 students in microbiology.