LMU-CVM Undergraduate Veterinary Health Programs Hold Awards Ceremony

Three students with white coats and cords.

The Lincoln Memorial University-Richard A. Gillespie College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) recognized students in its undergraduate programs during the annual awards and pinning ceremony and banquet.

The Veterinary Medical Technology (VMT) program offers an associate of science degree, preparing students to take the Veterinary Technician National Examination.

Jay Miles, DVM, assistant dean and assistant professor of veterinary science, led the presentations with participation from other faculty members as well as staff. The event is held to celebrate graduating students’ achievements. Members of the class of 2023 received their veterinary technician pins and several students were presented with awards. The ceremony was held at the Cumberland Gap Convention Center in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, with family and friends in attendance.

“The pinning ceremony is an event that all of our staff and faculty look forward to each year,” Miles said. “It is the night that we get to honor our Veterinary Technician students and show their families all the hard work that the students have put in to reach this point in their academic career.”

Students in the VMT and Veterinary Health Science (VHS) programs were recognized. Students awarded were Nicole Stidham, the Tennessee Veterinary Technician Association Scholarship; Natalie Adams, the Edwin G. Robertson Award; Rebecca Freetage and Victoria Rucinski, the VMT Academic Excellence Award; Nicole Landers, the Veterinary Technologist Academic Excellence Award; Alexis Moore, the LMU VHS James Herriot Award and Madison Criswell, the LMU VHS Undergraduate Research Award. Honor students in each program were presented cords.

Veterinary Technician Club officers recognized by receiving stoles were Shelby Kumle, president, Jacqueline King, vice president, Victoria Rucinski, treasurer, Nicole Stidham, social media representative and Loutisha Williams, event coordinator.

Photos of the event are available at: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjAGffY.

The LMU-CVM VMT degree programs are accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423.869.6280 or email at [email protected].

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