The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will host an alumni reception on Monday, Feb. 15, from 7:30-9:30 p.m., during the Western Veterinary Conference at the Mandalay Resort and Casino Island, CH Room, in Las Vegas, Nev.
All College alumni are welcome to join us for light refreshments and social time with your fellow Colorado State University graduates.
The DVM Class of 1974 has begun a fundraising drive to establish an endowed DVM Class of 1974 Scholarship. Dr. Steven R. Brown of Newport, Oregon, began the scholarship drive with a gift of $5,000 from him and his wife, Marian.
Endowments are permanent and provide an ongoing source of funds for scholarships. It takes a minimum of $25,000 for the endowment to start generating scholarship awards. Class of 1974 members hope to fully establish their scholarship in 2010 so that they are able to make their first scholarship award to a deserving DVM student in 2011 and every year after. Shannon Motta, a major gift officer with University Advancement, was involved with the creation of this scholarship.
Gifts to the scholarship fund are tax deductible and giving online is simple via the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ secure online giving form available at https://advancing.colostate.edu/cvmbs/scholarships*62865. For questions or additional information contact Paul Maffey, CVMBS Director of Development, at 970-491-3932.
Dr. Jacqueline Whittemore, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee, has developed an endoscopic training device that may one day lessen the learning curve for veterinarians studying small-animal endoscopy. Dr. Whittemore received her doctorate’s degree in clinical sciences from Colorado State University, where she also completed a residency in small animal medicine.
FRED, or the Flexible and Rigid Endoscopic Training Device, is a stuffed animal with internal organs crafted of everyday materials designed to provide an accurate training field for endoscopy techniques. FRED is still a prototype, though UT has filed a patent and Dr. Whittemore is working the get FRED fully licensed and mass produced.
Dr. Lyman White, a member of the DVM Class of 1956, died on Dec. 29, 2009, in Ainsworth, Neb. He was 77 years old. Dr. White was a Colorado native who earned his bachelor’s and doctor of veterinary medicine degrees from Colorado State University. He was a husband, father, veterinarian, rancher and lifetime member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
Dr. White moved to Atkinson, Neb., in 1956, where he set up his veterinary clinic and practiced for 30 years until his retirement. He continued with the Senior Pro Rodeo Circuit after retiring from his veterinary practice, and was always a cattleman. He also had written several books of cowboy humor. He is survived by his wife, the Rev. Sherry Sklenar, and his daughter, Cheryl White.
Dr. Lawrence Holland, a member of the DVM Class of 1958, died Oct. 14, 2009 in Los Alamos, N.M. He was 79 years old.
Dr. Holland worked in private practice in Los Alamos from 1960-1966 and then worked for the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He was active in his community and served on the Los Alamos County Advisory Board and Los Alamos County Council, on which he also served as chair. He won election to the post of Los Alamos County municipal judge, serving from 1987-1993. He also served in the United States Air Force. Dr. Holland is survived by his wife, Phyllis, two daughters and a son.