As we look forward to commencement ceremonies, I’d like to start off by congratulating all of our undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree students who will be graduating on May 15 during the Spring Commencement. You have worked tirelessly during the last four years (or more), and we celebrate with you on this momentous occasion. We look forward to welcoming your family and friends to the Colorado State University campus, and wish you good luck in all your endeavors, wherever your journey may take you.
The months of April and May are filled with celebration and special events, and I’d like to take a moment to congratulate our many faculty and staff members, and our students, who were honored at one of the multiple events being held on campus. We had undergraduate students who participated in the Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity Showcase and received highest honors from the University. We had faculty and staff members who received recognition and awards at Celebrate Colorado State. And we welcomed to our campus many of our scholarship donors for the CVMBS Scholarship and Awards Banquet, where they enjoyed the opportunity to meet the students their generosity helps to support.
At the Celebrate Colorado State event, I had the distinct pleasure of being a co-Master of Ceremony with Lynn Johnson, Associate Vice President for Administrative Services, and presented the N. Preston Davis Award for Instructional Innovation to the College’s own Dr. Thomas Johnson, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences. Also recognized at that event was Dr. Erica Suchman, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, who was selected for one of the University’s highest honors, a University Distinguished Teaching Scholar; and Shirley Liu, with ERHS, who received the Eddy Family Scholarship for work toward her undergraduate degree.
In this edition of E-Insight, you’ll have the opportunity to read about these individuals’ accomplishments, as well as learn other exciting news from the College, including a new international research project funded by the United States Agency for International Development with a $15 million grant. Dr. Mo Salman is principal investigator on the grant and we congratulate him on this successful proposal.
Again, I’d like to wish each of our CVMBS graduates congratulations, and be sure to stay in touch with your alma mater. I hope each of you has a safe and productive summer, and I look forward to seeing our returning students for the fall semester.
Dr. Lance Perryman, DVM, PhD
Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences