Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) held its first scholarship and awards ceremony on Monday, May 2, 2016. A total of $42,200 in scholarships were awarded to 17 veterinary medicine students.
Pictured left to right: Courtney Haviland, Stephanie Betbeze, Jessica Trubey, Kendra Harper, Rachel Boswell, Whitney Loftis, Matthew Heydenburg, Lindsey Kudlack, Carl Smola, Paul Riedel, Casey Skowron, Kelly Murphy, Hyo Pan, and Ana Weiland.
“We are proud to recognize these veterinary students for their academic excellence, proficiency in research, community service and leadership,” LMU-CVM Dean Dr. Glen Hoffsis said. “We hope that through these scholarships our students will be encouraged to continue striving to be leaders in the field of veterinary medicine.”
In meeting its mission to serve the health and wellness needs of people, animals and the environment in Appalachia and beyond, LMU-CVM handed out several awards to students from the Appalachian region. The Jim Whitt Annual CVM Scholarship was awarded to Cody Gibson of Dryden, Virginia, a first year veterinary medicine student, who is also a Virginia resident. The Drs. Jason W. Johnson and Jennifer T. Johnson Rural Appalachian Region Veterinary Scholarship was awarded to Paul Riedel of Waterford, Virginia, a first year student veterinary medicine student who is an Appalachian resident, and has the intention of returning to serve the Appalachian region upon graduation. The LMU-CVM Snider Whitaker Endowed Appalachian Scholarships were awarded to two first year veterinary students that are residents of the Appalachian region including Samuel Allie of Elizabethton, Tennessee and Kendra Harper of Isonville, Kentucky.
A total of 13 scholarships were given to both first and second year veterinary medicine students based on several factors including academics and proficiency, research, community service and leadership. These scholarships were awarded as follows:
Hoffsis added, “Supporting our students is a top priority. We are very grateful for every donor that gave generously to make these scholarships available. This is only the beginning. We hope to make even more scholarships available to veterinary students in the future.”
The Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine is located on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, with additional academic facilities in nearby Lee County, Virginia. LMU-CVM is an integral part of the University’s medical programs and provides real-world, community-based education in a collaborative learning environment. For more information about LMU-CVM, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7150 or visit us online at vetmed.LMUnet.edu.